Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Hemorrhagic Retinal Detachment Following Severe Dengue Fever - A Case Report

Abhishek Varshney1, Manmath Das2
1CL Gupta Eye Institute, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh India; 2KIIT Campus, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.

Corresponding Author:

Abhishek Varshney 
Consultant, Vitreoretina
C L Gupta Eye Institute, Ram Ganga Vihar 
Phase 2 (Ext.) Moradabad - 244001
Uttar Pradesh, India
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Published Online: 31-JAN-2019

A child suffering from dengue haemorrhagic fever, diagnosed elsewhere, reported to our hospital with complaints of sudden painless loss of vision in both eyes for 2 days. Ocular examination revealed profound visual impairment in both eyes, quiet anterior segment, vitreous haemorrhage and retinal detachment. Ultrasonography revealed haemorrhagic retinal detachment in both the eyes. Blood counts showed severe anaemia with thrombocytopenia. Considering the urgency of the systemic condition, he was referred to a multi-speciality hospital and was asked to review at the hospital when systemic parameters become stable. He did not return for follow up and expired a few months later.

Keywords :Anaemia, Massive subretinal haemorrhage, Ocular ultrasonography, Severe dengue fever, Thrombocytopenia