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Am J Ophthalmol. 1996 Jul;122(1):125-7.

Cancer-associated retinopathy with presumed vasculitis.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Dokkyo University School of Medicine, Koshigaya Hospital, Saitama, Japan. vyc13061@niftyserve.or.jp

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To treat a 63-year-old woman who experienced fairly rapid vision loss in association with small-cell carcinoma of the lung.

METHODS:

She underwent a full ophthalmologic examination, including fluorescein angiography and an immunologic study by Western blot analysis.

RESULTS:

Fluorescein angiography demonstrated diffuse staining of the retinal vessels. She had 62-kd antiretinal antibody in her serum. Cancer-associated retinopathy was diagnosed.

CONCLUSION:

The staining seen on the angiogram appears to indicate vasculitis, which would cause the characteristic attenuation of retinal vessels in this disease.

PMID:
8659589
DOI:
10.1016/s0002-9394(14)71979-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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