Effects of sickle cell disease on the eye: Clinical features and treatment

Geoffrey G. Emerson, Gerard A. Lutty

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Abstract

Ocular complications of the sickling disorders are multiple and require continuing assessment to detect lesions early enough for effective prophylactic therapy to maximize visual functioning. The natural history of proliferative sickle retinopathy is incompletely understood; therefore, the risk factors for visual outcome are largely unknown. The disease requires close monitoring of the patient for progression or regression of lesions in determining the selection of therapeutic options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)957-973
Number of pages17
JournalHematology/Oncology Clinics of North America
Volume19
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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