ID 110853
Author
Tajika, Tomoyuki Department of Ophthalmology, Tokushima Municipal Hospital
Yokozeki, Hideaki Department of Urology, Tokushima Municipal Hospital
Ishimaru, Katsuo Department of Internal Medicine, Tokushima Municipal Hospital
Naito, Takeshi Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neuroscience, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Shiota, Hiroshi Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neuroscience, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
choroidal hemorrhage
hypertension
chronic renal failure
vitrectomy
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Background : Choroidal hemorrhage is usually seen as expulsive hemorrhage related to surgical invasion and is rarely observed in the absence of surgery or trauma. In this report, we describe a case of choroidal hemorrhage caused by hypertension related to chronic renal failure. Case : A 32-year-old man presented with sudden visual loss, eye pain and swelling in his left eye. He had a history of renal failure and hypertension. Eye examination demonstrated choroidal hemorrhage associated with ocular hypertension in his left eye and marked hypertensive retinopathy in his right eye. Observations : He was treated with hemodialysis and antihypertensive drugs. Upon repeat eye examinations, a gradual reabsorption of the choroidal hemorrhage was observed, although vitreous hemorrhage appeared in the left eye. The vitreous hemorrhage was treated with vitrectomy with the patient regaining good visual acuity post-surgery. Conclusions : This rare case suggests that patients with severe background disease need to be carefully observed.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
55
Issue
1-2
Start Page
151
End Page
155
Sort Key
151
Published Date
2008-02
DOI (Published Version)
URL ( Publisher's Version )
FullText File
language
eng
TextVersion
Publisher
departments
International Center
Medical Sciences