Resolution of venous stasis retinopathy after carotid artery bypass surgery

Mayo Clin Proc. 1980 May;55(5):342-6.


Venous stasis retinopathy associated with carotid occlusive disease has been found to diminish or even disappear after carotid artery bypass surgery (superficial temporal artery to middle cerebral artery anastomosis). We present photographic documentation of these changes and subsequent resolution of the retinopathy in a patient who had bypass surgery. This resolution reflects the increased perfusion to the retina and to the cerebral hemisphere.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases / complications*
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases / surgery
  • Carotid Artery Diseases / complications*
  • Carotid Artery Diseases / surgery
  • Carotid Artery, Internal
  • Cerebral Arteries / surgery*
  • Fundus Oculi
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Retinal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Retinal Diseases / etiology*
  • Retinal Vein
  • Temporal Arteries / surgery*