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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 150-154

Bilateral retinal pigment epithelial rips in hypertensive choroidopathy

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelung, Taiwan
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelung; Department of Chinese Medicine, Chang Gung University, Kwei-shan, Taoyuan, Taiwan
3 Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelung; Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Ling Yeung
Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, 222 Maijin Road, Anle District, Keelung City 204
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.1016/j.tjo.2015.08.001

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Severe systemie hypertension can cause significant damage to the eye. Although hypertensive retinop-athy is a well-known complication, hypertensive optic neuropathy and hypertensive choroidopathy are much less common. The aim of this article is to report an unusual case of hypertensive choroidopathy with bullous exudative retinal detachments in both eyes. The retinal detachments spontaneously resolved after blood pressure was controlled. However, multiple large retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) rips were found in both eyes. These RPE rips may be related to severe choroidal ischemia, and their locations may be compatible with the watershed zones of the choroidal perfusions.

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