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BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 738-740

Unusual presentation of ocular trauma in sickle cell trait


Department of Ophthalmology, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Medical College, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Nidhi Pandey
C-84, Sector-1, Devendra Nagar, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.170985

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Sickle cell trait is usually considered as a benign condition. However under certain adverse circumstances, it can give rise to vaso-occlusive features as in sickle cell disease. We present here two cases, both involving healthy young males, who developed retinal vaso-occlusive features following blunt ocular trauma. There was a rapid progression of the retinopathy with the development of proliferative changes in both patients and also vitreous hemorrhage in one patient, within 2 months of the trauma. The development of retinopathy was independent of raised intraocular pressure. Both patients were found to have sickle cell trait.


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