Who Is At Risk for a Stroke Affecting the Eye?

Men are more likely to have a stroke involving the eye than women. The disease is most commonly found in people in their 60s. Having certain diseases increases your risk of an eye stroke. These include:

  • Cardiovascular disease;
  • Diabetes;
  • High cholesterol;
  • High blood pressure; and
  • Narrowing of the carotid or neck artery.

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Reviewed and updated by Dr. Robert H. Janigian, Jr. on March 1, 2015

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