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Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2009 Summer;3(3):296-8. doi: 10.1097/ICB.0b013e318185ea98.

Retinal vein occlusion and papillitis in serpiginous choroidopathy.

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From the *LuEsther T. Mertz Retinal Research Center/Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, New York, New York; †Vitreous-Retina-Macula Consultants of New York, New York; and ‡Beaumont Eye Institute, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan.



Inflammation of the optic nerve associated with central retinal vein occlusion is a well-documented disorder known as papillophlebitis, which occurs in young adults.


To report two cases of serpiginous choroidopathy complicated by retinal vein occlusion in association with papillitis.


Two patients with serpiginous choroidopathy were examined during their acute and follow-up periods.


One patient developed a central retinal vein occlusion and the other a branch retinal vein occlusion. In both cases, the occlusion was associated with segmental edema of the optic nerve (papillitis).


Serpiginous choroidopathy may rarely be complicated by retinal vein occlusion from papillitis.

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