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July 2015

Peripheral Retinal Ischemia, Neovascularization, and Choroidal Infarction in Wyburn-Mason Syndrome

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Beaumont Eye Institute, Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 2Associated Retinal Consultants, Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 3Emory Eye Center, Atlanta, Georgia
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015;133(7):852-854. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2015.0716

Wyburn-Mason syndrome is a unilateral, sporadic disorder characterized by arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the retina, face, and central nervous system. Clinically, these lesions often manifest as dilated, tortuous retinal vessels.1 We report a complication of Wyburn-Mason syndrome, peripheral retinal neovascularization, that has not yet been described to our knowledge. Additionally, we present an iatrogenic consequence consisting of extensive retinal and choroidal ischemia after intra-arterial embolization therapy for posterior intracranial AVM extension.

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