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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.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

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

PURPOSE:

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

METHODS:

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

RESULTS:

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).

CONCLUSION:

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

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