LEON LAPCO, M.D.; JOHN M. WELLER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JAMES A. GREENE JR., M.D.
Reversible retinal detachment occurring in association with renal insufficiency is an entity that has not been emphasized sufficiently. It is the purpose of this study to describe eight patients having this disorder. All presented with a similar clinical picture. A brief description of each is given in the Case Reports.
The "average" patient had renal insufficiency secondary to chronic renal disease such as glomerulonephritis, and gave a history of shortness of breath and blurring of the vision ("like a curtain or a dark cloud in front of the eyes"). Past history revealed transient peripheral edema, high blood pressure, and proteinuria.
LAPCO L, WELLER JM, GREENE JA. Spontaneously Reversible Retinal Detachment Occurring During Renal Insufficiency. Ann Intern Med. 1965;63:760–766. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-63-5-760
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(5):760-766.
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