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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 393-395

Bilateral macular telangiectasias with macular edema in a patient on incessant diethylcarbamazine medication – A case report

Sukriti Eye Clinic, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Saurabh Agrawal
Sukriti Eye Clinic, B-3, Kapoorthala Bagh, Kursi Road, Lucknow - 226 024, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1950_22

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Macular telangiectasia is characterized by bilateral alterations of the macular capillary network and neurosensory atrophy, but it is very rarely associated with macular edema. Presented here is a case with bilateral macular capillary telangiectasias with severe macular edema and subretinal fluid accumulation. Here, a proposed mechanism for the injury to the capillaries, causing telangiectasias and edema, is the toxicity of drug diethylcarbamazine, which the patient had been self-administering for lymphatic filariasis for 20 years. The drug at increased concentrations is known to accentuate free radical–mediated cellular injury by inhibiting the lipooxygenase pathway.

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