Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Blocked Central Retinal Artery Evaluation

The evaluation of central retinal artery occlusion begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with central retinal artery occlusion may include:

  • Examination of the retina may reveal a very pale retina with small arteries and decreased amounts of blood.

Testing is necessary to confirm the diagnosis of central retinal artery occlusion.

Tests that may be used to evaluate central retinal artery occlusion include:

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Blocked Central Retinal Artery References
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