Received: 05.07.2021; Accepted: 16.09.2021; Published on-line 15.06.2022
Branch retinal vein occlusion on Coats disease during COVID-19 infection: a case report
Leopoldo Garduño Vieyra, Dr.; Dr. Raúl Rúa Martínez, Dr; Bruno Flores Escobar, Dr.
Clínica Oftalmología Garduño; Irapuato, Guanajuato (México)
Leopoldo Garduño Vieyra, Raúl Rúa Martínez, Bruno Flores Escobar. Вranch retinal vein occlusion on Coats disease during COVID-19 infection: a case report. http://doi.org/10.31288/oftalmolzh202236364
Background. The COVID-19 virus infection can develop ocular manifestations.
Purpose. To report a case of a coats disease patient who was evaluated one week before as part of a routine retinal consultation and later had COVID-19 with sudden loss of vision on one eye.
Material and Methods. the affected eye had a visual acuity of 20/400. At fundus examination was found abnormal tortuous vasculature, hemorrhages, branch retinal vein occlusion and macular edema. It was confirm with fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography.
Results. With a combined therapy of intravitreal Aflibercept, periocular triamcinolone and focal laser was recovery the visual acuity to 20/20.
Conclusion. There are few cases describes on literature, but a sudden loss of vision during a COVID-19 infection must be early detected and treated to achieve a better visual acuity recovery.
Key words: covid-19, Coats disease, branch retinal vein occlusion, retina, virus
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