Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion

Statistics and Associations

  • Associated with high blood pressure (67%), Carotid Occlusive Disease (25%), Diabetes (33%), Cardiac Valve Disease (25%)
  • 80% will end up with vision better than 20/40 if macular area not involved
  • Most will have permanent visual field defects
  • Mild association with stroke


  • Medical Evaluation with complete cardiovascular evaluation including electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, carotid doppler studies