Histopathology of sickle cell retinopathy

N. Romayananda, M. F. Goldberg, W. R. Green

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The histopathologic findings of 72 eyes obtained postmortem from patients with various forms of sickle hemoglobinopathy, including SC and sickle cell (SS) diseases, are presented. For the first time, histopathologic findings of eyes in sickle cell trait (AS hemoglobin) and in sickle cell thalassemia (S thal hemoglobin) are also reported. Eyes were studied by routine histologic techniques. In addition, the results of retinal trypsinization studies in all varieties of sickle retinopathy are reported for the first time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)652-676
Number of pages25
JournalTransactions of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1973

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  • Medicine(all)


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