Partial central retinal artery occlusion

Trans Ophthalmol Soc U K (1962). 1978 Apr;98(1):156-9.


The clinical picture of multiple circumpapillary cotton-wool spots and mild ischaemic swelling of the inner retina is attributed to partial occlusion of the central retinal artery. The pathophysiological basis of the fundus signs is discussed and the role of interrupted axoplasmic transport in the development of the cotton-wool spots is emphasized.

MeSH terms

  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases* / complications
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases* / diagnosis
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases* / physiopathology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Humans
  • Retinal Artery* / physiopathology
  • Vision Disorders / etiology