To describe a case of central retinal vein occlusion
in a young patient presenting with symptomatic malignant hypertension
because of Conn syndrome
Single interventional case report.
A 44-year-old man presented with a 1-day history of headache and vision loss in his right eye on a background of malignant hypertension
. He was diagnosed with right central retinal vein occlusion
. Further investigation of his malignant hypertension
revealed Conn syndrome
because of an aldosterone-secreting adenoma in the left adrenal gland.
This is the first reported case of Conn syndrome
presenting as central retinal vein occlusion
. Conn syndrome
should be suspected in young patients with central retinal vein occlusion
because it is a common cause of hypertension
and carries significant cardiovascular risk if left untreated.