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Clinical Observation
June 8, 1998

Retinal Cholesterol Emboli in the Diagnosis of Renal Atheroembolism

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology and Neurology (Dr Gittinger) and Medicine (Dr Kershaw), University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester.

Arch Intern Med. 1998;158(11):1265-1267. doi:10.1001/archinte.158.11.1265

Three patients with renal failure caused by atheroembolism following cardiac vascular procedures had multiple, bilateral retinal cholesterol emboli. Ophthalmoscopy in such patients represents a noninvasive diagnostic technique that is underutilized.