Table of ContentsDefinition / general
Cite this page: Pernick, N. Retina: sickle cell retinopathy. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeretinasicklecellretinopathy.html. Accessed July 21st, 2018.
Definition / general
- Either proliferative or nonproliferative; both lead to vascular occlusion
- Reduced oxygen tension causes sickling, then microvascular occlusions cause hemorrhages
- Organization may cause traction and retinal detachment or neovascularization