Retinal Arterial Macroaneurysm (RAM) is a weakening of the artery wall of a larger retinal blood vessel. Although uncommon, RAM usually develops in older, hypertensive individuals. Those who suffer from RAM may be asymptomatic or may begin experiencing sudden vision loss.

How RAM is Diagnosed
Retinal Arterial Macroaneurysm is typically diagnosed during a dilated retinal exam. The RAM will usually appear as a yellow round spot along the course of a retinal artery near the optic nerve. Patients may have macular blood present, as well.

How do you treat RAM
When it comes to treatment, macular blood typically resolves itself over the course of several weeks to months. However, depending on the extent of RAM and your symptoms, it can be treated with intravitreal injections or laser photocoagulation. Symptomatic macular edema is often treatable, however, the return of vision can vary. Some patient’s vision recovers, while others may experience permanent central vision loss.

If you have been diagnosed with RAM, or believe you are suffering from it, contact the team of professionals at Tri-County Eye Clinic to schedule your dilated retinal exam. Following diagnosis, our team will determine the best course of action to get you back on track to healthy vision. Don’t delay treatment if you believe you are suffering from a Retinal Artery Macroaneurysm. At Tri-County Eye Clinic, we are available to assist you no matter what vision or eye problem you may be experiencing.

If you have recently noticed a decline in the quality of your eyesight, then visit Tri-County Eye Clinic. We offer a wide range of vision products and services in Biloxi, Mississippi and the surrounding area.

Orange Grove
15122 Dedeaux Rd
Gulfport, MS 39503
Call for Appointment (228) 832-1242
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Biloxi, MS 39531
Call for Appointment (228) 385-2020
Optical Shop (228) 388-9439

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