Bilateral Simultaneous Central Retinal Vein Occlusion Presenting as Initial Manifestation of Multiple Myeloma.

Kamath, Sumana J and Kamath, Gurudutt M and *, Roopashree (2014) Bilateral Simultaneous Central Retinal Vein Occlusion Presenting as Initial Manifestation of Multiple Myeloma. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 13 (2). pp. 1-3. ISSN 0972-5997

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Abstract

A fifty years old male with a medical history of diabetes mellitus presented with complaints of sudden painless bilateral vision loss since 2 weeks. Ophthalmic examination showed visual acuity in both eyes were counting finger 2 meters. Intraocular pressure and anterior segment examination findings in both eyes were normal. Fundoscopy revealed bilateral central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). Haematological and radiological investigations confirmed diagnosis of multiple myeloma and ocular manifestation in the form of bilateral simultaneous CRVO was the first presentation of multiple myeloma. This patient had a double hyper viscosity insult with severe diabetes mellitus and multiple myeloma. Since abnormal blood viscosity plays a role in the causation of bilateral CRVO, systemic investigation for underlying hyperviscosity syndromes including blood dyscrasias such as multiple myeloma is warranted.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bilateral central retinal vein occlusion, Multiple myeloma, Hyperviscosity syndrome.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Ophthalmology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2014 11:16
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2014 11:16
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140935

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