Multiple recurrent binocular retinal vein occlusion in three cases of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome Yoshihide Nishimura 1 , Kenji Matsushita 1 , Teiji Ohshima 1 , Norikiyo Nishikawa 2 , Norio Okamoto 3 , Masakatsu Fukuda 3 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Matsuyama Red Cross Hosp 2Dept of Ophthalmol, Osaka Police Hosp 3Dept of Ophthalmol, Osaka Teishin Hosp pp.751-755
Published Date 1998/5/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410905849
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We observed retinal vein occlusion in three females with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. They were aged 68, 69 and 74 years respectively. The first case showed bilateral and multiple branch retinal vein occlusion. She had a history of spontaneous abortion. Magnetic resonance imaging showed multiple cerebral infarction. The second case had recurrent central retinal vein occlusion associated with branch retinal artery occlusion. Systemic hypertension was ruled out in all the cases. The parameters of the hematological and coagulation system were within normal range. Elevated anticardiolipin antibody in the blood was present as common features. These cases illustrate that antiphospholipid antibody syndrome may underly in retinal vein occlusions of unknown origin.

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