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Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion in a COVID-19 Positive Patient.
Cureus. 2021 Feb 27; 13(2):e13586.C

Abstract

Retinal vein occlusions (RVOs), including central retinal vein occlusions (CRVOs) and branch retinal vein occlusions (BRVOs), are a common cause of morbidity in elderly patients. We present the case of a healthy 74-year-old female patient who initially presented with blurry vision in her left eye in the setting of a symptomatic COVID-19 infection. She was diagnosed with a branch retinal vein occlusion that did not immediately require treatment. Three months later, she again presented with worsening vision and was found to have cystoid macular edema (CME) secondary to the vein occlusion, thus was treated with an intravitreal dexamethasone implant. This case serves to highlight the growing evidence of increased thromboembolic risk associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the possible correlation of COVID-19 infections with ocular pathology, including retinal vein occlusions.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Ophthalmology, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA.Ophthalmology, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA.Ophthalmology, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports

Language

eng

PubMed ID

33815989

Citation

Duff, Sarah Madison, et al. "Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion in a COVID-19 Positive Patient." Cureus, vol. 13, no. 2, 2021, pp. e13586.
Duff SM, Wilde M, Khurshid G. Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion in a COVID-19 Positive Patient. Cureus. 2021;13(2):e13586.
Duff, S. M., Wilde, M., & Khurshid, G. (2021). Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion in a COVID-19 Positive Patient. Cureus, 13(2), e13586. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.13586
Duff SM, Wilde M, Khurshid G. Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion in a COVID-19 Positive Patient. Cureus. 2021 Feb 27;13(2):e13586. PubMed PMID: 33815989.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion in a COVID-19 Positive Patient. AU - Duff,Sarah Madison, AU - Wilde,Matthew, AU - Khurshid,Gibran, Y1 - 2021/02/27/ PY - 2021/4/5/entrez PY - 2021/4/6/pubmed PY - 2021/4/6/medline KW - branch retinal vein occlusion KW - covid-19 KW - retinal vein occlusion KW - sars-cov-2 KW - severe acute respiratory syndrome KW - thromboembolic events SP - e13586 EP - e13586 JF - Cureus JO - Cureus VL - 13 IS - 2 N2 - Retinal vein occlusions (RVOs), including central retinal vein occlusions (CRVOs) and branch retinal vein occlusions (BRVOs), are a common cause of morbidity in elderly patients. We present the case of a healthy 74-year-old female patient who initially presented with blurry vision in her left eye in the setting of a symptomatic COVID-19 infection. She was diagnosed with a branch retinal vein occlusion that did not immediately require treatment. Three months later, she again presented with worsening vision and was found to have cystoid macular edema (CME) secondary to the vein occlusion, thus was treated with an intravitreal dexamethasone implant. This case serves to highlight the growing evidence of increased thromboembolic risk associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the possible correlation of COVID-19 infections with ocular pathology, including retinal vein occlusions. SN - 2168-8184 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/33815989/Branch_Retinal_Vein_Occlusion_in_a_COVID_19_Positive_Patient_ L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/33815989/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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