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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)
dilated cardiomyopathy
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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1399
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