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Progressive venous stasis retinopathy and open-angle glaucoma associated with primary pulmonary hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16749260     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 40-year-old woman who had primary pulmonary hypertension presented with dilated episcleral vessels, venous stasis retinopathy, and open-angle glaucoma with reflux of blood in Schlemm's canal in both eyes. Intraocular pressure was controlled with anti-glaucoma medication along with systemic treatment of congestive heart failure. However, venous stasis retinopathy progressed with subsequent development of branch retinal vein occlusion in her right eye. The stagnation of venous blood flow and elevation of venous pressure found in individuals with primary pulmonary hypertension is responsible for these intractable ocular complications.
Sungjae Yang; Jinho Jeong; June-Gone Kim; Young H Yoon
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging : the official journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1542-8877     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging     Publication Date:    2006 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-05     Completed Date:  2006-07-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101155780     Medline TA:  Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  230-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents / therapeutic use
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Drug Therapy, Combination
Fluorescein Angiography
Glaucoma, Open-Angle / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology*
Hypertension, Pulmonary / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy
Intraocular Pressure
Retinal Vein Occlusion / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology*
Sclera / blood supply*
Varicose Veins / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology*
Venous Pressure
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Arrhythmia Agents; 0/Antihypertensive Agents

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