Symptoms and Risk of a Retinal Artery Occlusion
The most common symptom of a retinal artery occlusion (RAO) is sudden, painless vision loss. It can affect all of one eye, in the case of a central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO), or it can affect part of one eye, in the case of branch retinal artery occlusion (BRAO). Other symptoms include:
If you have any of these symptoms, get medical help right away to help prevent vision loss.
Who Is at Risk for a Retinal Artery Occlusion (RAO)?
Men are more likely to have an RAO than women. The disease is most commonly found in people in their 60's. Having certain diseases increases your risk of RAO. These include: