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J R Soc Med. 1995 July; 88(7): 416P–417P.
PMCID: PMC1295277

Bilateral symmetrical branch retinal artery occlusions.


We present a report of a 52-year-old hypertensive patient with documented bilateral symmetrical branch retinal artery occlusions involving the maculae. The patient presented with no visual symptoms and maintained 6/5 unaided visual acuity in each eye. Although the incidence of retinal artery occlusion in hypertensive patients is well documented, symmetrical bilateral branch retinal artery occlusions suggest a possible anatomical vascular predisposition.

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