Peripapillary and macular vessel occlusions in sickle cell anemia

Irineo Acacio, Morton F. Goldberg

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A 15-year-old black girl with sickle cell anemia showed signs and symptoms of central retinal artery occlusion, and had involvement of the peripapillary and macular vessels in addition. Sequential ophthalmoscopic and angiographic examinations showed progression of the occlusions proximally, resulting in non-perfusion of the secondary and tertiary branches of the retinal arteriolar tree. Seven cases of sickling disorders have been reported with serious vaso-occlusive phenomena occurring in the posterior pole of the eye.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)861-866
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1973
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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