Vitreous hemorrhage in a case of acute myeloblastic leukemia

A. Fujita, Y. Tsuchida, F. Shiraga, H. Ohtsuki, N. Sakaguchi, Y. Takesue

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Abstract

A 19-year-old male presented with reduced visual acuity in both eyes. He had been receiving chemotherapy for acute myeloblastic leukemia since 4 days before. Both eyes showed typical findings of leukemic retinopathy. Fluorescein angiography showed preretinal hemorrhages and extensive capillary nonperfusion. Both eyes were treated by retinal photocoagulation but developed disc neovascularization. Vitreous hemorrhage developed in both eyes during the second chemotheapy 3 months after his initial visit. His visual acuity decreased to hand motion in either eye another 2 months later. Both eyes received vitrectomy and panretinal photocoagulation. His corrected visual acuity improved to 0.1 right and 0.06 left with no recurrence of vitreous hemorrhage. This case illustrates that vitrectomy and panretinal photocoagulation may be effective for leukemic retinopathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)909-912
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Volume55
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Fujita, A., Tsuchida, Y., Shiraga, F., Ohtsuki, H., Sakaguchi, N., & Takesue, Y. (2001). Vitreous hemorrhage in a case of acute myeloblastic leukemia. Japanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology, 55(5), 909-912.