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An asymptomatic retinal vein occlusion and retinal arterial emboli in the same eye
  1. Suzanne Brannan,
  2. Colin Dewar
  1. Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Suzanne Brannan, Queen Margaret Hospital, Whitefield Road, Dunfermline KY12 OSU, UK; suzanne.brannan{at}

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A 74-year-old woman presented to the optometry service for a routine eye examination. Snellen visual acuity was recorded as normal (6/6), with near normal vision in both eyes. However, the patient was noted to have signs of a possible retinal vein occlusion and some plaques along the inferior artery on dilated funduscopy. On review in the ophthalmology outpatients department, the patient was found to be asymptomatic. The only positive findings on her medical history were that she was 10–20% over ideal weight (body mass index 19.72) …

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