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Does blockage in arteries of retina cause vision loss?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: See a retina special
Yes. Lack of blood flow due to a retinal artery occlusion can cause severe loss of vision from damage to the retina.
A central retinal artery occlusion is worse than a branch retinal artery occlusion. There are no good treatments, but a systemic workup looking for an embolic source is required (carotid ultrasound, echocardiogram). A rarer cause is giant cell arteritis.

In brief: See a retina special
Yes. Lack of blood flow due to a retinal artery occlusion can cause severe loss of vision from damage to the retina.
A central retinal artery occlusion is worse than a branch retinal artery occlusion. There are no good treatments, but a systemic workup looking for an embolic source is required (carotid ultrasound, echocardiogram). A rarer cause is giant cell arteritis.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
A blockage in retinal arteries causes an interrruption in blood flow, and subsequently a lack of oxygen to the retinal tissue.
Unfortunately even a relatively short period of no oxygen damages the retina and results in vision loss. However, the degree of vision loss depends on the extent of the blockage. That is, a small blockage in a peripheral artery may not be noticeable in everyday vision.

In brief: Yes
A blockage in retinal arteries causes an interrruption in blood flow, and subsequently a lack of oxygen to the retinal tissue.
Unfortunately even a relatively short period of no oxygen damages the retina and results in vision loss. However, the degree of vision loss depends on the extent of the blockage. That is, a small blockage in a peripheral artery may not be noticeable in everyday vision.
Dr. Samuel Barone
Dr. Samuel Barone
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Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Depending on the artery or vein will determine the vision loss- can be minimal or profound.

In brief: Yes
Depending on the artery or vein will determine the vision loss- can be minimal or profound.
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Dr. Ari Weitzner
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