Study investigates factors associated with stroke following retinal artery occlusion

Several risk factors, including age, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and tobacco use, may be associated with increased incidence of stroke in patients with retinal artery occlusion, according to a study.
“RAO is the ophthalmic analog of a stroke and therefore is thromboembolic in nature,” Samer Elsamna, a medical student at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, said at the virtual Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting.
The goal of the study was to investigate the potential risk factors for increased risk of developing stroke in patients with retinal artery occlusion

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