|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 879
Sea-fan neovascularization of the optic disk in branch retinal vein occlusion
Renu Puthenvilayil Rajan, Chitaranjan Mishra, Naresh Babu Kannan, Kim Ramasamy
Department of Vitreo-Retinal Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Date of Web Publication||09-Oct-2021|
Dr. Chitaranjan Mishra
Department of Vitreo-Retinal Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Anna Nagar, Madurai - 625 020, Tamil Nadu
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Rajan RP, Mishra C, Kannan NB, Ramasamy K. Sea-fan neovascularization of the optic disk in branch retinal vein occlusion. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1:879
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Rajan RP, Mishra C, Kannan NB, Ramasamy K. Sea-fan neovascularization of the optic disk in branch retinal vein occlusion. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Oct 21];1:879. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2021/1/4/879/327626
A 52-year-old male presented with defective vision in the left eye (OS) for 1 month. He had undergone sectoral pan-retinal photocoagulation (PRP) for the branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) in OS 3 months ago. The fundus examination revealed sea fan-shaped neovascularization of the optic disk [Figure 1]a, which was documented on fundus fluorescein angiography [Figure 1]b. He underwent additional PRP in that eye. In the follow-up visits, the neovascularization regressed, but an epiretinal membrane (ERM) developed over the macula. He underwent surgical removal of the ERM. Sea fan neovascularization has traditionally been described in sickle-cell retinopathy and is rare in BRVO.
|Figure 1: (a) Ultra-wide field fundus image showing sea fan-shaped neovascularization of the optic disk. Also, note the retinal laser photocoagulation marks. (b) Fundus fluorescein angiography showing neovascularization. Imaging device: Clarus™ 500, Carl Zeiss Meditech Inc., Dublin, USA|
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