Ocular Ischemic Syndrome Guidelines

Updated: Jun 10, 2019
  • Author: Tahira M Scholle, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew G Lee, MD  more...
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Guidelines

Guidelines Summary

For patients with suspected ocular ischemic syndrome (OIS), carotid Doppler is the first-line test to confirm the diagnosis. Referral to a primary care doctor or cardiologist is recommended, since ocular ischemic syndrome is the first manifestation of carotid disease in 69% of patients, and early identification can prevent heart attack, stroke, or death. [6]