Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

: 2019  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 277-

Congenital tortuous retinal vessels

Mohit Dogra, Mangat R Dogra 
 Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh, India

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Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh - 160 012

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Dogra M, Dogra MR. Congenital tortuous retinal vessels.Indian J Ophthalmol 2019;67:277-277

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A 41-year-old female was referred to the Retina Service with a diagnosis of bilateral impending central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). Best-corrected visual acuity was 6/6, N6 with normal pupillary reactions. Fundus examination of both eyes revealed non-dilated corkscrew-like tortuous retinal venules in all four quadrants with normal caliber and pattern of retinal arterioles [Figure 1]. No retinal hemorrhages, cotton wool spots, hard exudates, or microaneurysms were seen. Systemic evaluation showed no evidence of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, or hyperlipidemia. Diagnosis of congenital tortuous retinal vessels was made and the patient was reassured.[1],[2] Clinicians must be aware of this rare non-progressive retinal vascular anomaly as it mimics CRVO and hypertensive retinopathy.[1],[3],[4]{Figure 1}

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