Sickle cell retinopathy

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Revised: 5 April 2019

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PubMed Search: Sickle cell retinopathy [title]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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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 October 17th, 2019.
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
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