Hi, thanks for asking in Healthcare Magic.
is an anti platelet agent. It interferes with platelet function and prevents clotting. It is very effective in arterial thrombosis
Partial retinal artery
occlusion is most often due to high BP
or thrombosis/emboli (clot). The origin of thrombosis/ emboli would have been elsewhere and may not be in retinal artery itself. So much so, the treatment also needs to be focused on the clots generally rather than on retina itself and also the drugs that prevent clotting should be given lifelong.
Clopidogrel will ensure an additional benefit in the prevention of other cardiovascular and cerebrovascular complications due to clotting (thrombosis). Although it would have been better if ECHO had been done to rule out the cardiac problem, there is no harm in starting Clopidogrel because it will also inhibit formation of clots in all arteries irrespective of the organs they supply
All anti platelet agents cause bleeding, Bleeding time
and Clotting time should be seen periodically to prevent bleeding episodes.
I hope this is useful.