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August 1983

Retinal Telangiectasia Secondary to Bilateral Carotid Artery Occlusion

Author Affiliations

From the Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Dr Campo is now with the Department of Ophthalmology, St Luke's Hospital Medical Center, Phoenix.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(8):1211-1213. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040020213009

• A man complaining of blurred vision had diffuse retinal capillary telangiectasia as a primary retinal finding. Evaluation of the carotid arteries by a noninvasive angiographic method revealed bilateral, silent occlusions of both common carotid arteries. Thus, some cases of "idiopathic retinal capillary telangiectasia" may in fact be harbingers of underlying carotid artery disease.

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