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We thank Dr Peyman for sharing his valuable experience with surgical
removal of a branch retinal artery embolus. We are intrigued by his suggestion
of removing an embolus that is visible in a branch retinal artery. However,
in central retinal artery (CRA) occlusion, the offending embolus (or thrombus)
often is not visible. Pathologic studies indicate that the embolus is located
at or near the level of the lamina cribrosa.1
For this reason, we prefer to explore the technique of cannulating the CRA
with a fine stylet to reach and disrupt the embolus.
Tang WM. Removal of Emboli From the Branches of the Central Retinal Artery. Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119(8):1225. doi: