|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 880
Central retinal vein occlusion in a case of lipemia retinalis
Pandurang H Kulkarni, Chandrashekhar M Wavikar
Wavikar Eye Institute, Thane, Maharashtra, India
|Date of Web Publication||09-Oct-2021|
Dr. Pandurang H Kulkarni
Wavikar Eye Institute, Level 4&5, Amber Arcade, Near Lodha Paradise, Bhiwandi Bypass Road, Majiwada, Thane (W), Maharashtra - 400 601
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Kulkarni PH, Wavikar CM. Central retinal vein occlusion in a case of lipemia retinalis. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1:880
A 34-year-old male presented with complaints of diminution of vision in the right eye since 2 months. The patient was a known case of diabetes mellitus.
Visual acuity of the right eye was 6/18 and the left eye was 6/6. Right eye fundus examination was suggestive of central retinal vein occlusion with macular edema with lipemia retinalis [Figure 1]. Left eye fundus examination was suggestive of lipemia retinalis.
|Figure 1: Right eye fundus photo showing central retinal vein occlusion with lipemia retinalis|
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Lipemia retinalis is the manifestation of elevated serum triglyceride levels and retinal vein sludging, red-cell aggregation have been shown. Treatment of underlying lipid abnormality is an important step in the management of such cases.
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