Photo above: Entrance view of the Duke Eye Center.
Duke now offers a dedicated outpatient clinic focused on follow-up care for eye stroke, a rare but serious condition that causes permanent vision loss and devastating quality of life changes. Patients with eye stroke, also known as central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) or branch retinal artery occlusion (BRAO), requires careful diagnostic testing and follow-up after their in-hospital care, just like patients with stroke affecting the brain.
The new Eye Stroke Clinic is led by neuro-opthamologist Chantal Boisvert, MC, OD and vascular neurologist Brian Mac Grory, MB BCh BAO. Dr. Mac Grory was awarded the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's 2020 Stroke Progress and Innovation Award for his research examining treatment for CRAO. Dr. Mac Grory and Dr. Boisvert also collaborated on an important study that demonstrates eye stroke may be the first sign of atrial fibrillation, a common, underdiagnosed heart rhythm problem that is associated with an increased risk of future stroke.
We welcome you to learn more at an upcoming virtual CME on eye stroke with Dr. Boisvert and Dr. Mac Grory, along with Dr. Bruce J. Derrick, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine, on October 18, 2021 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. For more information about this complimentary event, visit the Duke Eye Stroke CME website.
Please note: This outpatient clinic provides follow-up care for pateints with eye stroke who have already been evaluated and treated in the hospital. Any pateitn with symptoms that have started within the past 7 days (including sudden visual changes or loss of vision in one eye) should call 911 or proceed to the nearest ED.