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May 1977

Retinopathy in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology and Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine (Dr Lessell) and the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Conn (Dr Coppeto).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(5):794-797. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450050072005

• A 32-year-old black woman with systemic lupus erythematosus went rapidly blind due to severe bilateral retinal vasculitis. The mechanism appeared to be total arrest of the retinal circulation by thrombosis of most of the retinal vasculature including major arterioles.

(Arch Ophthalmol 95:794-797, 1977)

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