Bilateral Optic Disc Edema from Hypertensive Retinopathy

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Identifier EEEC-NOVEL_HTN_retinopathy_edema
Title Bilateral Optic Disc Edema from Hypertensive Retinopathy
Subject Hypertensive retinopathy; bilateral disc edema; blood pressure
Creator Benjamin I. Meyer, MD, Medical Student, Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine; Valérie Biousse, MD, Cyrus H. Stoner Professor of Ophthalmology, Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology, Departments of Ophthalmology and Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine
Description A 29 year-old woman was assessed for 2 weeks of headaches and 4 days of blurred vision in both eyes. Her blood pressure was 225/135. Her examination showed: best-corrected visual acuity: 20/25 OD, 20/30 OS; pupils equal and reactive without relative afferent pupillary defect; intraocular pressures 16 OU; full color vision OU; full ocular motility OU. Her fundus examination showed bilateral optic disc edema with retinal hemorrhages, tortuous veins, attenuated arteries, cotton wool spots, and exudates OU, consistent with grade 4 hypertensive retinopathy. Intravenous fluorescein angiography (IVFA) showed prominent late leakage consistent with true bilateral disc edema.
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
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Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s61s2df9
Setname ehsl_novel_eec
Date Created 2020-07-27
Date Modified 2020-08-31
ID 1587773
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