Ocular manifestations in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (Rendu-Osler-Weber disease)

Am J Ophthalmol. 1989 Jun 15;107(6):642-6. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(89)90261-4.


Although hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is a cause of blood tears from the conjunctival telangiectasias, visual loss from intraocular vascular malformations is a rare complication. We examined 20 patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia to determine the prevalence of ocular abnormalities in this disease. Seven patients (35%) had conjunctival telangiectasias and two (10%) had retinal vascular malformations.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Eye Diseases / etiology*
  • Female
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Retinal Diseases / etiology
  • Telangiectasia, Hereditary Hemorrhagic / complications*
  • Visual Acuity