Bilateral exudative retinal detachments due to thrombotic microangiopathy associated with intravenous abuse of Opana ER.Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2018 Sep; 11:72-74.AJ
To report the only known case, to our knowledge, of bilateral exudative retinal detachments in the setting of thrombotic microangiopathy associated with intravenous abuse of extended-release oxymorphone (Opana ER).
A 35-year-old male presented with headaches and acute, painless vision loss in the context of daily IV abuse of crushed oral Opana ER. The patient was found to have microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MAHA), acute kidney injury in conjunction with hypertensive crisis and bilateral exudative retinal detachments.
Conclusions and importance
Bilateral exudative retinal detachments are rare ophthalmic complications that have been reported with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). Non-TTP thrombotic microangiopathy, initially described as a "TTP-like illness" consisting of MAHA and thrombocytopenia, has been associated with the IV abuse of Opana ER. We report a case of bilateral exudative retinal detachments due to thrombotic microangiopathy in the setting of IV abuse of Opana ER.