Digital subtraction carotid angiography and retinal arterial obstruction

Ophthalmology. 1985 Jan;92(1):68-72. doi: 10.1016/s0161-6420(85)34075-7.


Thirty-one consecutive patients with retinal arterial obstruction were studied with digital subtraction angiography (DSA). Among the 29 patients in whom DSA was technically acceptable, 45% (13/29) demonstrated evidence of carotid stenosis or an atherosclerotic plaque ipsilateral to the eye with the retinal arterial obstruction. In 21% of cases (6/29 patients) the stenosis was 60% or greater. The incidences of carotid atherosclerosis were similar among the central and branch retinal arterial groups.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Arteriosclerosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Carotid Artery Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Carotid Artery, Internal / diagnostic imaging
  • Constriction, Pathologic / diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography
  • Retinal Artery / diagnostic imaging*
  • Subtraction Technique