Ocular Plethysmography and Suction Ophthalmodynamometry in the Diagnosis of Carotid Occlusive Disease

  • Andrew L. Carney


The ocular pulse is the key to the carotid artery. The ocular pulse reflects the blood flow and blood pressure (BP) of the ophthalmic artery and thus the carotid artery. Normally, the pulse reflects the flow and pressure derived directly from the internal carotid artery; however, when the carotid artery is obstructed proximally either by disease or compression, it reflects the flow and pressure in distal collateral channels.


Carotid Artery Carotid Stenosis Ophthalmic Artery Pulse Delay Carotid Artery Occlusion 
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