Becker sign

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Becker sign
Differential diagnosisAortic insufficiency or Graves' disease

Becker sign, or Becker phenomenon, is the presence of visible (through an ophthalmoscope) pulsation of retinal arteries, found in individuals with aortic insufficiency or Graves' disease.[1][2]

The sign was named after Otto Heinrich Enoch Becker.[3]


  1. Shako, D; Kawasaki, T (November 2021). "Becker's sign and many other eponyms in aortic regurgitation". European heart journal. Case reports. 5 (11): ytab421. doi:10.1093/ehjcr/ytab421. PMID 34816085. Archived from the original on 2023-06-30. Retrieved 2023-05-20.
  2. Basu, Ishita; Perry, Michael (2021). "2. Initial assessment of the "Head and Neck" patient". In Perry, Michael (ed.). Diseases and Injuries to the Head, Face and Neck: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management. Switzerland: Springer. p. 109. ISBN 978-3-030-53098-3. Archived from the original on 2023-06-30. Retrieved 2023-06-04.
  3. "Otto Heinrich Enoch Becker". Archived from the original on 16 September 2019. Retrieved 21 May 2023.