Central Retinal Vein Occlusion in Sickle Cell Disease
Central retinal vein occlusion has not been reported previously in patients with sickle cell anemia. We describe the case of a 31-year-old man with sickle cell anemia who developed this complication. The search for risk factors for central retinal vein occlusion in this young patient revealed protein S deficiency and a history of iron deficiency. He was treated with anticoagulation therapy, and his vision improved gradually.
Hasan, Syed; Elbedawi, Mamoon; Castro, Oswaldo; Gladwin, Mark; and Palestine, Alan, "Central Retinal Vein Occlusion in Sickle Cell Disease" (2004). The Center For Sickle Cell Disease Faculty Publications. 208.