A patient with systemic sarcoidosis was found to have flame-shaped hemorrhages in the retina. To our knowledge, this is the second such case reported in the literature. Regression was noted to occur during treatment. When flame-shaped retinal hemorrhages are visualized, sarcoidosis should be considered as a possible cause in addition to diabetes, hypertension, and blood dyscrasias.
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