Bilateral central retinal vein occlusion caused by malignant hypertension in a young patient

Zsuzsa Balogh, A. Berta, György Pfliegler, Valéria Nagy

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Abstract

Central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) occurring simultaneously in both eyes is a rare condition, in such cases usually associated with severe systemic disease. Overall, only 10% of all CRVO patients are younger than 40 years. A relatively young patient reported with simultaneous bilateral CRVO associated with chronic kidney disease and malignant hypertension. A case of a 35-year-old male patient presented with the complaint of decreased vision in both eyes. Ophthalmic examination revealed bilateral CRVO. Chronic kidney disease leading to malignant hypertension and hyperviscosity was diagnosed as the underlying cause. Clinical support and medical therapy effectively controlled the hypertension, leading to improvement of both the systemic and ocular changes. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of simultaneous bilateral CRVO in a young patient associated with chronic renal failure and malignant hypertension. Primary care providers, either ophthalmologists or physicians, need to consider both common and atypical risk factors for retinal vein occlusion, in order to prevent further ocular morbidity and systemic complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-55
Number of pages3
JournalClinical and Experimental Hypertension
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

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Malignant Hypertension
Retinal Vein
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Chronic Renal Insufficiency
Renal Hypertension
Chronic Kidney Failure
Primary Health Care
Hypertension
Morbidity
Physicians

Keywords

  • bilateral CRVO
  • chronic renal failure
  • malignant hypertension
  • simultaneous
  • young patient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Physiology

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Bilateral central retinal vein occlusion caused by malignant hypertension in a young patient. / Balogh, Zsuzsa; Berta, A.; Pfliegler, György; Nagy, Valéria.

In: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension, Vol. 33, No. 1, 02.2011, p. 53-55.

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Balogh, Zsuzsa ; Berta, A. ; Pfliegler, György ; Nagy, Valéria. / Bilateral central retinal vein occlusion caused by malignant hypertension in a young patient. In: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension. 2011 ; Vol. 33, No. 1. pp. 53-55.
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