Grapes on the retina- a rare case of cavernous hemangioma of the retina

Authors

  • Bodhraj Dhawan SB Dr Sohan Singh Eye Hospital, Amritsar
  • Vipan Vig SB Dr Sohan Singh Eye Hospital, Amritsar
  • Preetam Singh SB Dr Sohan Singh Eye Hospital, Amritsar
  • Ankur Goel
  • Rajbir Singh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14419/ijbas.v3i2.1993

Abstract

Cavernous Henangioma of the Retina is a rare, benign, congenital malformation which is non-progressive, usually unilateral, somewhat more frequent in women, and rarely a source of intraocular haemorrhage. Though the diagnosis is purely clinical, differentiation from other vascular anomalies particularly coats disease is important because of therapeutic implications. Systemic association’s specifically cerebral involvement need to be ruled out on neuroimaging. Whereas Unnecessary laser treatment might at times precipitate a serious vitreous hemorrhage, a vitreous hemorrhege in a pregnant young female who otherwise had a good visual acuity, could at times point towards diagnosis of an undetected cavernous hemangioma of the retina.

 

Keywords: Cavernous Hemangioma  of The Retina, Fundus Fluorescein Angiography.

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