Familial vascular retinopathy. A preliminary report

Doc Ophthalmol. 1990 Oct;75(3-4):259-61. doi: 10.1007/BF00164839.


We describe a new hereditary syndrome with an autosomal dominant mode of inheritance, with vascular retinopathy, migraine and Raynaud's phenomenon as the most striking features. The retinopathy is characterized by tortuosity and variable caliber of the retinal vessels, haemorrhages, telangiectases and both central and peripheral vascular occlusions, leading finally to a proliferative retinopathy.

MeSH terms

  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Fundus Oculi
  • Humans
  • Mental Disorders / complications
  • Mental Disorders / genetics
  • Migraine Disorders / complications
  • Migraine Disorders / genetics
  • Raynaud Disease / complications
  • Raynaud Disease / genetics
  • Retinal Diseases / complications
  • Retinal Diseases / genetics*
  • Retinal Vessels / pathology
  • Syndrome