Central retinal artery occlusion

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What is central retinal artery occlusion?

Central retinal artery occlusion is a blockage in one of the small arteries that carry blood to the retina. This blockage obstructs the vision signals to the brain causing blurred vision or loss of vision. Usually this is caused by hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) and formation of clots.

Common symptoms reported by people with central retinal artery occlusion

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with central retinal artery occlusion

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Compare treatments taken by people with central retinal artery occlusion

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Who has central retinal artery occlusion on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 1
40s 0
50s 4
60s 3
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 5
Female 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from central retinal artery occlusion patients who have completed their condition history
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