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|Title: ||Unilateral Central Retinal Artery Occlusion in Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy|
|Authors: ||Adenuga, Olukorede O.|
Odugbo, Ojo Perpetua
Adejoh, Mercy O.
Oyediji, Funmilayo J.
Adeyemi, Folushade I.
|Keywords: ||Alcoholic cardiomyopathy (ACM)|
|Issue Date: ||2015|
|Publisher: ||Annals of Nigerian Medicine|
|Series/Report no.: ||Vol. 9;Iss. 2; Pp 70-72|
|Abstract: ||Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is an ocular emergency that may result in signifi cant functional morbidity.
Emboli of cardiac origin are an uncommon cause of retinal artery occlusion and a variety of cardiac disorders
including dilated cardiomyopathies may be the source. We present a case of sudden unilateral vision loss in
a 38-year-old man with alcoholic cardiomyopathy (ACM). Ocular examination revealed symptoms of a right
CRAO. His visual outcome was poor despite emergency measures taken at presentation. This case should
increase the awareness of CRAO as a possible embolic complication in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy.|
|Appears in Collections:||Ophthalmology|
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