Diabetics Burst Eye Blood Vessel

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Definition

Retinal artery occlusion is a blockage in one of the small arteries that carry blood to the retina. The retina is a layer of tissue in the back of the eye that is able to sense light.


Alternative Names

Central retinal artery occlusion; Branch retinal artery occlusion; CRAO; BRAO


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Retinal arteries may become blocked by a blood clot or fat deposits that get stuck in the arteries. These blockages are more likely if there is hardening of the arteries (athero...

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