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Correlation of clinicopathologic findings in a patient. Congenital night blindness, branch retinal vein occlusion, cilioretinal artery, drusen of the optic nerve head, and intraretinal pigmented lesion.
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PMID:  309759     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The ocular clinicopathologic features of this unique patient were congenital stationary night blindness, drusen of the optic nerve head, cilioretinal artery, intraretinal pigmented lesion, and branch retinal vein occlusion. Photocoagulation therapy led to total disappearance of the neovascular tissue, clinically and histopathologically. Histopathologic examination showed an occluded branch vein associated with a sclerotic retinal arteriole. Peripheral to the site of venous occlusion, inner ischemic retinal atrophy was present. The normal complement of rod and cone photoreceptors supports the view that the night blindness in this case was an abnormality in the neural transmission and not on a morphological basis. The pigmented intraretinal lesion proved to be a localized area of retinal and choroidal neovascularization with anastomosis and secondary retinal pigment epithelial hyperplasia. This lesion was identical to Fuchs' dot of myopia but out patient was hyperopic.
H A Vaghefi; W R Green; J S Kelley; L L Sloan; R E Hoover; A Patz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of ophthalmology     Volume:  96     ISSN:  0003-9950     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  1978 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-01-26     Completed Date:  1979-01-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7706534     Medline TA:  Arch Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2097-104     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Argon / therapeutic use
Arteries / pathology
Ciliary Body / blood supply*
Light Coagulation
Middle Aged
Night Blindness / congenital*,  pathology
Optic Nerve Diseases / pathology*
Pigment Epithelium of Eye / pathology
Retinal Artery / pathology*
Retinal Vein / pathology*
Vascular Diseases / pathology,  therapy
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