Fig. 34.1

Retinal pallor associated with cilioretinal artery occlusion.

Review w Initial review is often conducted after an interval of several weeks. In arterial occlusions, neovascular sequelae are uncommon, unlike venous occlusions, perhaps as a result of the complete ischemia in the affected retinal segment.

Prognosis The visual prognosis is usually good if the macula has been

spared, but a visual field defect may remain. Most patients with isolated cilioretinal artery occlusion regain visual acuity of 20/40 (6/12) or better, and the prognosis is only slightly worse if combined with a CRVO. However, if the condition is combined with AION the visual prognosis Is poor.

Cilioretinal artery occlusion