Choroidal vascular occlusion in a young male patient with mixed hyperlipidemia, arterial hypertension and sickle cell trait

Poster Details

First Author: M.Kotoula GREECE

Co Author(s):    E. Papageorgiou   F. Xanthou   S. Kalampalikis   E. Tsironi                    

Abstract Details


To present a rare case of subfoveal choroidal occlusion in a young man


Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Larissa


A 31-year-old man presented with deterioration of visual acuity (3/10 cc). Intraocular pressure was normal and funduscopy was unremarkable. Macular optical coherence tomography (OCT) scan did not reveal any abnormalities and fluorescence angiography showed mild RPE irregularities. However, indocyanine green (ICG) angiography demonstrated subfoveal choroidal ischaemia. The patient’s medical history was remarkable for sickle cell trait, mixed hyperlipidemia and indiopathic arterial hypertension, while laboratory tests did not confirm any thrombophilic or autoimmune disorders.


Due to his vascular profile and medical history, the patient was started on oral antiplatelet (clopidrogel) and anticoagulant (fondaparinux) therapy. On follow-up examination his visual acuity had improved to 9/10 cc.


Prompt diagnosis is critical in choroidal vascular occlusion in order to institute an appropriate laboratory check-up, begin treatment and avoid long-term complications

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