Central retinal artery occlusion (reversible) in sickle trait with glaucoma

Ronald L. Radius, Daniel Finkelstein

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We report a case of central retinal artery occlusion in an 18-year-old black woman with sickle-trait haemoglobinopathy and acute glaucoma after hyphaema. The central retinal artery occlusion occurred immediately after treatment of the glaucoma with osmotic agents, raising the possibility that they played a precipitating role. We suggest that osmotic agents be used with extreme caution in sickle patients with glaucoma. The occlusion was treated by anterior chamber paracentesis with eventual return of good vision. The reversibility of retinal and optic nerve function after total ischaemia is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)428-430
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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