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Prepapillary Vascular Loop—Reply

Ehsan Rahimy, MD1; Nadim Rayess, MD1; Richard S. Kaiser, MD1
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1Retina Service of Wills Eye Hospital, Mid Atlantic Retina, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015;133(3):362-363. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2014.5049.
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In Reply We thank Dr Walland for his interest and comments regarding our article.1 Dr Walland correctly points out that his article from 1993 presented a similar case of a young patient with prepapillary vascular loop and associated branch retinal arterial occlusion (BRAO) in the setting of antecedent head trauma.2 We previously were unaware of this article, as a literature search using the PubMed database including the terms retinal artery occlusion and vascular loop did not register his publication. We apologize for the oversight and are glad to have this corrected.

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Prepapillary Vascular Loop and Associated Branched Retinal Arterial Occlusion

A and B, Color fundus photographs demonstrating a coiled loop with superficial retinal whitening along the inferotemporal arcade. C, Spectral-domain optical coherence tomographic image revealing adhering vitreous gel (arrowheads) at the apex of the loop.

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March 1, 2015
Mark Walland, FRANZCO, FRACS
1Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, East Melbourne, Australia
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015;133(3):362. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2014.5047.
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