Retroeqatorial red retinal lesions in sickle cell anemia

M. S. Roy, G. P. Rodgers, C. T. Noguchi, A. N. Schechter

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We report 2 patients with sickle cell anemia who showed retrocquatorial localized red retinal lesions. In 1 patient these lesions were associated with closure of the retinal precapillary arteriole and capillary bed. In both patients these lesions receded during the course of therapy with a selective arteriolar vasodilator, nifedipine.These observations are discussed in relation to the possible pathogenesis of the retinopathy seen in patientswith sickle cell anemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-30
Number of pages5
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


  • Nifedipine
  • Red cell heterogeneity
  • Red retinal lesion
  • Sickle cell anemia


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