Central Retinal Artery Occlusion Underlying Cause
Central retinal artery occlusion is caused by a blood clot that gets stuck in the retinal artery. A clot may travel through the bloodstream from a distant site and become lodged in the central retinal artery, blocking blood flow. This is known as embolization.
Within minutes of being blocked, the cells of the retina stop working. This causes a sudden, painless loss of vision.
Causes of central retinal artery occlusion include:
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