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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 478-482

Hypertension: A cause of bilateral proliferative retinopathy

Department of Ophthalmology, USC Roski Eye Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA

Correspondence Address:
Hossein Ameri
USC Roski Eye Institute, 1450 San Pablo St., Los Angeles, California 90033
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/joco.joco_87_22

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Purpose: To describe the case of a 67-year-old female with proliferative retinopathy secondary to uncontrolled hypertension. Methods: Retrospective case report including multimodal imaging. Results: A 67-year-old female presented with mild vitreous hemorrhage, retinal hemorrhage, hard exudate of the left eye and hard exudate, copper wiring of vessels, and retinal hemorrhages in the right eye. Optical coherence tomography depicted macular edema of both eyes. Fluorescein angiography revealed large areas of peripheral retinal ischemia and neovascularization with multiple areas of vascular leakage in both eyes. Conclusions: Proliferative hypertensive retinopathy has been rarely reported in the literature. Our patient exhibited findings consistent with proliferative retinopathy secondary to hypertensive retinopathy.

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