Ischemic cardiomyopathy revealed by central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO)
Here we report a case of central retinal artery occlusionrevealing an ischemic cardiomyopathy. A 54-year old smoker man presented at the hospital because of sudden visual loss in his left eye. There was cherry-red spot in the macula in his left eye. We performed a fluorescein angiogram and cervical color Doppler. Later investigations revealed an ischemic cardiomyopathy undiagnosed until then.
Key words: Central retinal artery occlusion, ischemic cardiomyopathy, cardiac thrombus