ISSN 2757-8135 | E-ISSN 2757-9816
European Eye Research
Retinal arterial macroaneurysm [Eur Eye Res]
Eur Eye Res. 2021; 1(3): 156-160 | DOI: 10.14744/eer.2021.47966

Retinal arterial macroaneurysm

Kim Jiramongkolchai1, J. Fernando Arevalo2
1Kaiser Permanente, McLean, VA, USA
2Retina Division, The Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

Retinal arterial macroaneurysms (RAMs) are acquired focal round fusiform dilatation of the retinal arterioles that occur at branch points or arteriovenous crossing. RAM most commonly affects the superotemporal retinal artery. Although RAM is usually a self-resolving condition in which most patients are asymptomatic, acute vision loss can occur from exudation, ede-ma, retinal hemorrhage, or vitreous hemorrhage. Treatment should consider the lesion characteristics of RAM. Observation, antiangiogenics, and surgical intervention are current options to manage symptomatic RAM.

Keywords: RAM, retinal arterial macroaneurysm.

Kim Jiramongkolchai, J. Fernando Arevalo. Retinal arterial macroaneurysm. Eur Eye Res. 2021; 1(3): 156-160

Corresponding Author: J. Fernando Arevalo, Uganda
Manuscript Language: English