Retinopathy in ischemic stroke subtypes

Fergus N Doubal, Baljean Dhillon, Martin S Dennis, Joanna M Wardlaw

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    Lacunar stroke is associated with an intrinsic cerebral small vessel disorder of unknown etiology, although possible causes include increased blood-brain barrier permeability. Retinal arterioles are similar to cerebral small vessels and retinopathy occurs secondary to increased blood-retinal barrier permeability. We hypothesized that there would be higher rates of retinopathy in patients with acute lacunar versus cortical stroke.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)389-93
    Number of pages5
    JournalStroke: A Journal of Cerebral Circulation
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


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