Leon Lapco, M.D.; John M. Weller, M.D., F.A.C.P.; James A. Greene Jr., M.D.
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Spontaneously reversible retinal detachment has not previously been stressed as an entity occurring during uremia. We have studied seven patients having this condition. All had renal insufficiency for at least 6 months prior to the time that retinal detachment occurred. Five of the subjects were males. All had peripheral edema and systemic hypertension. Patients complained of blurring of the vision, drawing attention to the clinical finding of retinal detachment. The visual symptoms lasted 1 to 5 weeks.
We have found that the occurrence of retinal detachment correlates with alterations in body weight and serum sodium. With clearing of the retinal
Lapco L, Weller JM, Greene JA. Spontaneously Reversible Retinal Detachment Occurring During Uremia.. Ann Intern Med. ;63:921. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-5-921_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(5):921.
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