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Glossary for Retinal artery occlusion

  • Age-related macular degeneration: Deterioration of the central field of vision.
  • Amaurosis fugax: A rare condition where a temporary blockage of blood flow to the retina causes vision loss in the affected eye until the blood flow returns.
  • Closed-angle glaucoma: A severe form of glaucoma needing emergency treatment to avoid blindness.
  • Embolism: Blockage of an artery or blood vessel
  • Eye pain: Pain affecting the eye
  • Glaucoma: Vision damage from a buildup of fluid pressure in the eye.
  • Optic atrophy: Dysfunction of the optic nerve which results in impaired vision. The disorder may be congenital or acquired. The rate and degree of atrophy is greatly variable depending on the cause.
  • Optic nerve disorder: Any condition which impairs the function of the optic nerve. Examples of such conditions includes glaucoma, optic nerve inflammation and impaired blood supply to the optic nerve.
  • Optic neuritis: Optic nerve inflammation
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion: A condition which is characterized by the occlusion of the retinal vein
  • Retinal detachment: Partial or total detachment of retina from the back of the eye.


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