What is the incidence of central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) in the US?

Updated: Jun 11, 2019
  • Author: Robert H Graham, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew G Lee, MD  more...
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CRAO is found in 1 per 10,000 outpatient visits. Of these patients, only 1%-2% present with bilateral involvement. The incidence of CRAO is slightly less than 2 per 100,000 among whites in the United States [9] and usually affects adult patients with cardiovascular risk factors [10] such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes.


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