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November 1967

Effect of Posture on Retinal Ischemia From Temporal Arteritis

Author Affiliations

Rochester, Minn
From the Section of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1967;78(5):569-577. doi:10.1001/archopht.1967.00980030571002

Four cases are reported in which patients with temporal arteritis had impaired vision which was further compromised when they assumed the sitting or standing position. The possible complication of atheromatous stenosis of the cervical arteries in temporal arteritis is discussed. The use of the supine or shock position in treating recent loss of vision due to arterial occlusive disease is advised.