Bilateral exudative retinal detachment in a patient with early onset severe preeclampsia

Pregnancy Hypertens. 2014 Oct;4(4):253-4. doi: 10.1016/j.preghy.2014.09.001. Epub 2014 Sep 27.


This article describes a rare case of early onset severe preeclampsia presenting with loss of vision in both eyes due to retinal detachment. Retinal detachment has been mainly reported in late onset preeclampsia unlike in this case. Though, some authors believe that occurrence of maternal retinal detachment in cases of preeclampsia has no prognostic implication to the fetus, in this case, presence of retinal detachment was associated with foetal demise.

Keywords: Bilateral; Early; Preeclampsia; Retinal detachment.