[Closure of the central artery of the retina in progressive scleroderma (author's transl)]

Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 1977 Oct;171(4):597-600.
[Article in German]


In the present paper a case of generalized scleroderma with concomitant central arterial occlusion is reported. To our knowledge this coincidence of generalized scleroderma and central arterial occlusion has not been described so far. As fibrinoid necrosis and proliferative changes of the choroidal vessels occur with generalized scleroderma the possibility is discussed that the central arterial occlusion may be an effect of the scleroderma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases / etiology*
  • Fundus Oculi
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Necrosis
  • Retinal Artery / pathology*
  • Retinal Diseases / etiology*
  • Scleroderma, Systemic / complications*
  • Time Factors