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Multiple retinal hemorrhages in bilateral congenital venous tortuosity

Authors Asensio-Sánchez VM, Rubio-Martínez MS, Martín-Prieto A

Received 22 April 2017

Accepted for publication 25 July 2017

Published 17 August 2017 Volume 2017:10 Pages 301—303

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IMCRJ.S140203

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Víctor Manuel Asensio-Sánchez, María Soledad Rubio-Martínez, Alba Martín-Prieto

Ophthalmology Department, Clinical University Hospital of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain

Abstract: We present a case of a previously healthy 52-year-old woman with acute onset of scotomas in both eyes. It was associated with headache and vomiting for the past 1 week after a cold. The best-corrected visual acuity was 20/20 in both eyes. The examination of bilateral fundus revealed a venous tortuosity and mild dilatation in the posterior pole, with pre- and intraretinal hemorrhages. However, vasculatures were normally straight in the mid-peripheral and peripheral retina of both eyes. Hemorrhages showed complete resolution without treatment. There was no change in the appearance and shape of the vasculature. Ophthalmologists should be aware of congenital venous tortuosity as a possible cause of retinal hemorrhages.

Keywords: venular tortuosity, retinal vascular tortuosity, unexplained retinal hemorrhages, recurrent retinal hemorrhages

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