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Presumed bilateral branch retinal vein occlusions secondary to antiepileptic agents.

Hussain RN, Banerjee S - Clin Ophthalmol (2011)

Bottom Line: A 61-year-old man presented to the ophthalmology department having developed bilateral branch retinal vein occlusions.The patient has been treated for refractory epilepsy for a number of years.Although antiepileptic medications have been shown to reduce folate levels and result in a raised HC level, this has not previously been shown to be to a level causing a retinal vascular event.

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Affiliation: Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK.

ABSTRACT
A 61-year-old man presented to the ophthalmology department having developed bilateral branch retinal vein occlusions. Baseline blood tests revealed no abnormality; however, subsequent investigations showed a raised plasma homocysteine (HC) level. The patient has been treated for refractory epilepsy for a number of years. Although antiepileptic medications have been shown to reduce folate levels and result in a raised HC level, this has not previously been shown to be to a level causing a retinal vascular event.

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Fluorescein angiograms demonstrating bilateral branch vein occlusions with left macular edema.
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f2-opth-5-609: Fluorescein angiograms demonstrating bilateral branch vein occlusions with left macular edema.

Mentions: At his review appointment 2 months later, the patient reported a deterioration in the vision in his left eye; examination revealed a visual acuity of 6/24 (20/80), extensive retinal hemorrhages along the superotemporal arcade, and diffuse macular edema. The visual acuity in the right eye remained satisfactory at 6/9 (20/30). His fluorescein angiogram revealed a right superotemporal BRVO with evidence of some macular edema and leakage; the left eye showed evidence of a superotemporal BRVO with extensive retinal hemorrhages and some late leakage around the macular region (Figure 2).


Presumed bilateral branch retinal vein occlusions secondary to antiepileptic agents.

Hussain RN, Banerjee S - Clin Ophthalmol (2011)

Fluorescein angiograms demonstrating bilateral branch vein occlusions with left macular edema.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f2-opth-5-609: Fluorescein angiograms demonstrating bilateral branch vein occlusions with left macular edema.
Mentions: At his review appointment 2 months later, the patient reported a deterioration in the vision in his left eye; examination revealed a visual acuity of 6/24 (20/80), extensive retinal hemorrhages along the superotemporal arcade, and diffuse macular edema. The visual acuity in the right eye remained satisfactory at 6/9 (20/30). His fluorescein angiogram revealed a right superotemporal BRVO with evidence of some macular edema and leakage; the left eye showed evidence of a superotemporal BRVO with extensive retinal hemorrhages and some late leakage around the macular region (Figure 2).

Bottom Line: A 61-year-old man presented to the ophthalmology department having developed bilateral branch retinal vein occlusions.The patient has been treated for refractory epilepsy for a number of years.Although antiepileptic medications have been shown to reduce folate levels and result in a raised HC level, this has not previously been shown to be to a level causing a retinal vascular event.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK.

ABSTRACT
A 61-year-old man presented to the ophthalmology department having developed bilateral branch retinal vein occlusions. Baseline blood tests revealed no abnormality; however, subsequent investigations showed a raised plasma homocysteine (HC) level. The patient has been treated for refractory epilepsy for a number of years. Although antiepileptic medications have been shown to reduce folate levels and result in a raised HC level, this has not previously been shown to be to a level causing a retinal vascular event.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus