ocular ischemic syndrome


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ocular ischemic syndrome

A rare syndrome in which gradual or sudden loss of vision results from blockage of blood flow through the carotid arteries to the eyes. The disease is found most often in patients with other risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension. Ophthalmic examination may reveal neovascularization of the retina, retinal microinfarcts, or elevated intraocular pressures.