Cilioretinal artery occlusion in a previously healthy adolescent diagnosed with infective endocarditis
Nirodha Jayawickrema ,
National Eye Hospital, Colombo, LK
Center For Sight, National Hospital, Kandy, LK
Retinal arterial occlusions are rarely seen among the young and out of all types of retinal arterial occlusions, the cilio-retinal artery involvement is uncommon as the incidence of cilio-retinal artery is 6.9% to 49.5% in population. Hence when a retinal arterial occlusion is seen in a young patient, the cause for it is to be investigated. This case report focuses on an instance where an embolic phenomenon caused by infective endocarditis leading to retinal arterial occlusion.
How to Cite:
Jayawickrema N, Senanayake S. Cilioretinal artery occlusion in a previously healthy adolescent diagnosed with infective endocarditis. Journal of the College of Ophthalmologists of Sri Lanka. 2020;26(1):32–5. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jcosl.v26i1.31
01 Jun 2020.