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POSTERIOR SEGMENT INVOLVEMENT IN CASTLEMAN DISEASE

Katz, Matthew S. J. MD*; Park, Sunju MD*; Gritz, David C. MD, MPH*,†

Retinal Cases and Brief Reports: July 2014 - Volume 8 - Issue 3 - p 209–211
doi: 10.1097/ICB.0000000000000044
Case Report

Purpose: We present here a patient with Castleman disease, a rare lymphoproliferative disorder, involving the vitreous. Her clinical findings are described.

Methods: Retrospective case study with slit-lamp photographs. A 28-year-old woman with known Castleman disease presented with visual complaints. Her ophthalmic findings are described.

Results and Conclusion: Based on literature searches, this is the first reported patient with Castleman disease having putative involvement of the vitreous body.

Based on literature searches, this is the first reported patient with Castleman disease having putative involvement of the vitreous body.

Departments of *Ophthalmology and Visual Science, and

Epidemiology and Population Health, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York.

Reprint requests: David C. Gritz, MD, MPH, Department of Ophthalmology, Montefiore Medical Center, 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, NY 10467; e-mail: makatz@montefiore.org

Supported in part by an unrestricted institutional grant award from The Research to Prevent Blindness Foundation.

Paper presented at Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in Seattle, WA, May 9, 2013.

None of the authors have any conflicting interests to disclose.

© 2014 by Ophthalmic Communications Society, Inc.