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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 2291-2293

Retinal vein occlusion in COVID-19: A novel entity


1 Department of Vitreoretinal Services, Surya Eye Institute and Research Center, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 General Secretary, Vitreoretinal Society of India; Suven Clinical Research Center, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jay Umed Sheth
Surya Eye Institute and Research Center, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2380_20

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a form of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Ocular manifestations related to COVID-19 are uncommon with conjunctivitis being reported in a few cases. We report a unique case of vasculitic retinal vein occlusion (RVO) secondary to COVID-19 in a 52-year-old patient who presented with the diminution of vision in the left eye 10 days after he tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. All investigations for vasculitis were negative. This case supports the mechanism of thrombo-inflammatory state secondary to the “cytokine-storm” as the pathogenesis for systemic manifestations of COVID-19.


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