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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)

E-mail: ruamartinez@yahoo.es

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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Information about authors and disclosure of information

Corresponding Author: Dr. Bruno Flores Escobar brnfelm9@gmail.com

Author’s contribution: All authors approve the manuscript and agree with what is expressed in it.

Funding support: No sponsor was necessary, nor do they have an agreement with any specific brand.

Conflict of Interest:  Authors do not have conflict of interest in this article.

Received  05.07.21