What are the possible ocular (ophthalmic) complications of sickle cell disease (SCD)?

Updated: May 12, 2021
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Paraorbital facial infarction may result in ptosis. Retinal vascular changes also occur. A proliferative retinitis is common in Hb SC disease and may lead to loss of vision. See Ophthalmic Manifestations of Sickle Cell Anemia for a complete discussion of this topic.


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