Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion (BRAO)

26 July 2023

Multi-modal retinal analysis (true color, FAF green and Fluorescein angiography) of a 71-year-old male diagnosed with branch retinal artery occlusion. ​

FIGURE 1) True color fundus image allow the identification of a yellowish cholesterol emboli (Hollenhorst plaque) obstructing the inferno-temporal artery branch and the retinal whitening of the affected area. ​

FIGURE 2) Fundus autofluorescence presented a marked hyperautfluorescence of the cholesterol emboli. ​

FIGURE 3, 4 and 5) Fluorescein angiography is extremely helpful determining the extension of the ischemia, as well as the presence of retrograde filling, which is a sign of a better prognosis.

Image courtesy of Ricardo Luz Leitão Guerra, MD, Clínica de Olhos Leitão Guerra, Brazil

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