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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology