Sickle cell retinopathy

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 22 May 2018, last major update February 2014

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Definition / 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