Central retinal vein occlusion in a middle-aged adult with HIV infection

Optom Vis Sci. 1992 Jul;69(7):567-9. doi: 10.1097/00006324-199207000-00011.


Recently central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) has been described as a possible AIDS-related phenomenon. We have seen another case of CRVO in a middle-aged male with HIV infection. Extensive laboratory testing failed to reveal any other systemic abnormality which might be contributory. The potential role of HIV infection in the pathogenesis of CRVO is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Fundus Oculi
  • HIV Infections / complications*
  • Humans
  • Light Coagulation
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion / diagnosis
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion / etiology*
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion / surgery
  • Visual Acuity