Proliferative retinopathy and toxemia of pregnancy

R. Brancato, U. Menchini, F. Bandello

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Retinopathy occurring during toxemia of pregnancy generally shows the features of hypertensive retinopathy. The authors describe the case of a patient with bilateral peripheral neovascularizations following toxemia of pregnancy. The likely pathogenesis is ascribed to the development of ischemic areas, which can be determined by microthrombus formation. Presently, low-grade disseminated intravascular coagulation is considered very important in the pathogenesis of toxemia of pregnancy. After panretinal fluorangiography, a selective photocoagulation of ischemic areas was performed. The regression of neovascularizations was observed after one month. No similar case report could be found in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-183
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Ophthalmology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1987

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  • Medicine(all)


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