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Ophthalmic Manifestations of Haematological Disorders

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2011.218
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99–103

ABSTRACT

Five case histories are presented. Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinaemia caused bilateral central retinal vein occlusion, proptosis was the presenting feature of retro-orbital plasmacytoma in relapsed multiple myeloma, a red painful eye was due to neovascular glaucoma in primary polycythaemia, bilateral VIth nerve palsy caused convergent squint and diplopia in meningeal relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and lymphoma of the eyelid caused complete ptosis. Interdisciplinary management is described. Ophthalmological lesions in haematological disease should be promptly recognized and managed. Collaboration between ophthalmology and haematology departments may be effective for palliative management.

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e-Published: 09 Apr, 2013
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