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September 1975

Peripheral Retinal Neovascularization in Sarcoidosis

Author Affiliations

From the Sickle Cell Eye Clinic, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1975;93(9):787-791. doi:10.1001/archopht.1975.01010020681004

Three black patients with peripheral retinal sea fan neovascularization were found to have sarcoidosis. The periphlebitic process may be the cause of stasis, hypoxia, and a secondary vasoproliferative stimulus.

We noted the peculiar finding of a vessel passing through the neovascular tissue into the peripheral retina. This feature may help in the differential diagnosis.

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