|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 877
Hypertensive retinopathy in a school-going child
Parul Jain, Ritu Arora, Abhilasha Sanoria, Vaishali Tomar
Gurunanak Eye Centre, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
|Date of Web Publication||09-Oct-2021|
Dr. Abhilasha Sanoria
G-242, Sector 22, Noida - 201 301, Uttar Pradesh
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Jain P, Arora R, Sanoria A, Tomar V. Hypertensive retinopathy in a school-going child. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1:877
A 7-year-old girl was referred after a routine school vision screening with bilateral vision loss. There were no systemic complaints. Fundus showed bilateral and asymmetric macular exudates, severe optic disk edema with dilated veins, and multiple superficial flame-shaped hemorrhages [Figure 1]. Blood pressure monitoring revealed elevated readings (>180/140). She was then admitted, her blood pressure normalized, and comprehensive evaluation revealed renovascular pathology. Malignant hypertensive retinopathy in children has been described, but incidence is rare.,, Moreover, it remains underdiagnosed. Thus, the purpose of this report is to raise awareness for its early diagnosis and treatment for preventing or reducing chronic end-organ damage.,
|Figure 1: Bilateral and asymmetric macular exudates (white arrows), severe optic disk edema (red arrows) with dilated veins (black arrows), and multiple superficial flame-shaped hemorrhages|
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