Simultaneous bilateral retinal artery occlusions associated with a mitral valve mass

Sachin Kedar, Valérie Biousse, Nancy J. Newman

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A 52-year-old woman with simultaneous bilateral retinal artery occlusions and normal trans-thoracic echocardiography was found to have a mitral valve lesion on trans-esophageal echocardiography. Bilateral retinal artery occlusions suggest a source of emboli at the level of the heart or aortic arch. Such cases should be evaluated not merely by trans-thoracic echocardiography, but by trans-esophageal echocardiography, which better visualizes the aortic arch and left heart cavities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-216
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology

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