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March 1978

Acute Central Retinal Artery Occlusion and Optic Disc NeovascularizationOccurrence in a Patient With Carotid Artery Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute, Milwaukee.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(3):451-452. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910050227007

• A patient with carotid artery insufficiency was initially seen with an acute central retinal artery (CRA) occlusion and optic disc neovascularization. He had noted the prior occurrence of amaurosis fugax in the involved eye, which suggests a previously existing ischemic oculopathy upon which a CRA occlusion was superimposed.