Retinal arteriolar obstruction with progestogen treatment of threatened abortion

Paolo Lanzetta, Sabrina Crovato, Angelo Pirracchio, Francesco Bandello

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Purpose: To describe a case of a retinal arteriolar occlusion associated with progestogen treatment of threatened abortion. Methods: Case report. Results: A 30-year-old woman who had received a 2-week course of high dose intramuscular progestogen for a threatened abortion presented with a paracentral scotoma in her right eye and occlusion of a small arteriole adjacent to the macula. There were no major subsequent variations in haemostasis and pre-existing systemic diseases were excluded. Conclusions: Retinal arteriolar occlusion may be associated with high dose progestogen-only therapy in pregnant women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)667-668
Number of pages2
JournalActa Ophthalmologica Scandinavica
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2002


  • Abortion
  • Progestogen treatment
  • Retinal arteriolar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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