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Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy and branch retinal artery occlusion: An uncommon finding in thalassemia minor


 Department of Ophtalmology, Military Hospital Mohamed V, Rabat, Morroco

Correspondence Address:
Soukaina Belfaiza,
University of Medicine and Pharmacy Mohamed V Rabat, Military Hospital Mohamed V, Rabat
Morroco
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DOI: 10.4103/INJMS.INJMS_8_20

The minor thalassemia has always been considered as an asymptomatic disease in the majority of cases. However, according to the literature, the poor chronic retinal perfusion related to a minor thalassemia can produce ocular manifestations as venous occlusion and ischemic retinopathy, especially in the presence of other risk factors. This short report describes a rare observation of a patient with an anterior ischemic optic neuropathy and branch retinal artery occlusion revealing a minor beta-thalassemia.


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    -  Belfaiza S
    -  Ali AE
    -  Jeddou I
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