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Retinal abnormalities in diseases of the blood.

Retinal abnormalities in diseases of the blood. Brit. J. Ophthal. (1969) 53, I 45 Communications Retinal abnormalities in diseases of the blood J. M. HOLT AND E. C. GORDON-SMITH From the Department of Clinical Medicine, Infirmary, Oxford Nuffield Radcliffe Retinal in with blood haemorrhages and exudates were recognized and described patients disease during the latter part of the century, but still little is known about them. igth Before the advent of modern haematology, Moore (I925) described the fundus oculi of nearly IOO patients with pernicious anaemia, chlorosis, blood-loss anaemia, leukaemia, This and polycythaemia. Since then there have been few systematic studies. paper describes our examinations of the retinae in all patients with diseases of the blood who were seen in this department during the course of one year. An attempt was made to define the incidence of retinopathy in the various disorders of the blood, to see if the lesions are of any diagnostic importance, and to relate the abnormalities found to the blood counts and prognosis. Selection of patients and methods Patients with a haemoglobin concentration of g. per ml. or less, and all those with leukaemia, IO IOO blood-loss reticulosis, myelosclerosis, polycythaemia, multiple myeloma, hypochromic anaemia, anaemia, in were examined. Where and macrocytic anaemia http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png British Journal of Ophthalmology British Medical Journal

Retinal abnormalities in diseases of the blood.

Retinal abnormalities in diseases of the blood.

British Journal of Ophthalmology , Volume 53 (3) – Mar 1, 1969

Abstract

Brit. J. Ophthal. (1969) 53, I 45 Communications Retinal abnormalities in diseases of the blood J. M. HOLT AND E. C. GORDON-SMITH From the Department of Clinical Medicine, Infirmary, Oxford Nuffield Radcliffe Retinal in with blood haemorrhages and exudates were recognized and described patients disease during the latter part of the century, but still little is known about them. igth Before the advent of modern haematology, Moore (I925) described the fundus oculi of nearly IOO patients with pernicious anaemia, chlorosis, blood-loss anaemia, leukaemia, This and polycythaemia. Since then there have been few systematic studies. paper describes our examinations of the retinae in all patients with diseases of the blood who were seen in this department during the course of one year. An attempt was made to define the incidence of retinopathy in the various disorders of the blood, to see if the lesions are of any diagnostic importance, and to relate the abnormalities found to the blood counts and prognosis. Selection of patients and methods Patients with a haemoglobin concentration of g. per ml. or less, and all those with leukaemia, IO IOO blood-loss reticulosis, myelosclerosis, polycythaemia, multiple myeloma, hypochromic anaemia, anaemia, in were examined. Where and macrocytic anaemia

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British Medical Journal
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0007-1161
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1468-2079
DOI
10.1136/bjo.53.3.145
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Abstract

Brit. J. Ophthal. (1969) 53, I 45 Communications Retinal abnormalities in diseases of the blood J. M. HOLT AND E. C. GORDON-SMITH From the Department of Clinical Medicine, Infirmary, Oxford Nuffield Radcliffe Retinal in with blood haemorrhages and exudates were recognized and described patients disease during the latter part of the century, but still little is known about them. igth Before the advent of modern haematology, Moore (I925) described the fundus oculi of nearly IOO patients with pernicious anaemia, chlorosis, blood-loss anaemia, leukaemia, This and polycythaemia. Since then there have been few systematic studies. paper describes our examinations of the retinae in all patients with diseases of the blood who were seen in this department during the course of one year. An attempt was made to define the incidence of retinopathy in the various disorders of the blood, to see if the lesions are of any diagnostic importance, and to relate the abnormalities found to the blood counts and prognosis. Selection of patients and methods Patients with a haemoglobin concentration of g. per ml. or less, and all those with leukaemia, IO IOO blood-loss reticulosis, myelosclerosis, polycythaemia, multiple myeloma, hypochromic anaemia, anaemia, in were examined. Where and macrocytic anaemia

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British Journal of OphthalmologyBritish Medical Journal

Published: Mar 1, 1969

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