Central retinal vein occlusion with COVID-19 infection
Author: Dionysios Pagoulatos (Greece)
Co-authors: Aikaterini Mani
To report a case of central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) in a COVID-19 patient.
General Hospital of Nikaia, Athens, Greece.
A 47 years old man with COVID-19 related pneumonia presented to our hospital complaining of decreased vision in his left eye.
Fundoscopic examination revealed flame-shaped retinal hemorrhages in all four quadrants and optic disc edema. Optical coherence tomography of the macula reveal no intraretinal or subretinal fluid. Fundoscopic findings were typical of CRVO. He had no risk factors other than a hyper-coagulability status which related to the covid 19 infection.
Retinal circulation should be considered as a potential site for thromboembolic complications from COVID-19. Ophthalmologists and other clinicians should have a suspicion for RVO in patients with COVID-19 infection.
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