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Images of Memorable Cases: Case 7

Module by: Herbert L. Fred, MD, Hendrik A. van Dijk. E-mail the authorsEdited By: Frederick Moody

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Optic fundus of an asymptomatic 70-year-old diabetic woman.


These emboli are stark-white, obstruct arteries in or near the optic disk, do not move, and often cause permanent visual impairment. This patient had a calcified mitral annulus, the presumed source of her calcific emboli.

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