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The posterior portion of the optic nerve receives a peripheral vascular supply from the pial vessels derived from branches of the ophthalmic artery, whereas the central fibers are often supplied by branches of the central retinal artery.
Your mother's symptoms are consistent with those of someone who has experienced a central retinal artery occlusion.
Additional studies completed by CVP using subjects that did not have elevated IOP indicate that, in addition to decreasing IOP, CalOptic also increases blood flow in the central retinal artery, thereby enhancing blood perfusion to the surrounding tissue in the retina.

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