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Retina:
doi: 10.1097/IAE.0b013e3182a48759
Original Study

HEMORRHAGIC UNILATERAL RETINOPATHY

Kon Graversen, Veronica A. MD*; Jampol, Lee M. MD; Meredith, Travis MD*; Landers, Maurice MD*; Slakter, Jason MD§; Brucker, Alexander J. MD; Rabb, Maurice MD

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Abstract

Purpose:

To evaluate the possible etiologies of a hemorrhagic unilateral retinopathy in healthy patients.

Methods:

Retrospective case series and review of the literature. All patients underwent a detailed ophthalmologic evaluation and analyses of their medical histories.

Results:

Eleven eyes of 10 patients with unexplained unilateral, predominantly deep, intraretinal hemorrhages were identified. All patients were women. Mean age of the subjects was 48.4 years (range, 25–83 years). The main complaint at presentation was sudden visual loss, with visual acuity ranging from 20/20 to hand motion. The mean follow-up was 17 months, and the 9 eyes with follow-up showed spontaneous resolution of the hemorrhages and marked improvement of vision. There was no history of Valsalva maneuver or strenuous exercise. The patients were healthy at presentation and during follow-ups as long as 84 months.

Conclusion:

This series depicts the characteristics of a possible new entity with a review of the differential diagnosis. The visual outcome was excellent.

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