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Optical coherence tomography findings in acute phase of branch retinal artery occlusion: case report.
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PMID:  20549053     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
to report a case of branch retinal artery occlusion in the acute phase, using optical coherence tomography to evaluate the morphologic changes. A 27 year-old man had a sudden superior scotoma in the right eye, with fundus examination compatible with inferior temporal branch retinal artery obstruction. The optical coherence tomography revealed increase in thickness and hyper-reflectivity of the inner retinal layers in affected area, with decreased reflectivity of photoreceptor and retinal pigment epithelial layers. The optical coherence tomography findings are consistent with intracellular edema, and not with secondary vascular leakage of extracellular fluid, according to histopathological theories of retinal ischemia and necrosis that occurs after retinal artery occlusion.
Cíntia Maria Felix Medrado Parcero; Bruno de Paula Freitas; Eduardo Ferrari Marback; Otacílio de Oliveira Maia Jr; Roberto Lorens Marback
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arquivos brasileiros de oftalmologia     Volume:  73     ISSN:  1678-2925     ISO Abbreviation:  Arq Bras Oftalmol     Publication Date:    2010 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-15     Completed Date:  2010-12-07     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400645     Medline TA:  Arq Bras Oftalmol     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  189-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, São Rafael Hospital, Monte Tabor Foundation, Salvador, BA, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Retinal Artery Occlusion / diagnosis*
Tomography, Optical Coherence*

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