Congenital arteriovenous communication in the retina is very rare, only about nine cases having been reported in the literature. The presentation of another case is therefore deemed of sufficient interest for publication.
REPORT OF CASE
A woman aged 32, married, had no symptoms referable to the eyes. Vision in each eye was 20/20 plus. The usual examination disclosed nothing abnormal in the left eye. There were no abnormalities of the cornea, lens or anterior or posterior chamber of the right eye, but on looking at the fundus one was immediately struck by the enormous size of the arteries and veins, fully five or six times the average size of normal vessels. Outside the disk it was difficult to differentiate between the arteries and the veins, either by color or by size. The superior nasal and temporal vessels, while greatly dilated, were fairly straight, so that their course could be
KRAVITZ D, LLOYD RI. DILATED AND TORTUOUS RETINAL VESSELS: REPORT OF A CASE OF CONGENITAL ARTERIOVENOUS COMMUNICATION. Arch Ophthalmol. 1935;14(4):591–598. doi:10.1001/archopht.1935.00840100075006
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