Rubeosis and Anterior Segment Ischemia Associated With Systemic Cryoglobulinemia

David G. Telander, Gary N. Holland, Martin B. Wax, Russell N. Van Gelder

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Abstract

Purpose: To report two cases of iris neovascularization associated with systemic cryoglobulinemia. Design: Retrospective case report. Methods: Patient chart review and review of literature. Results: Two patients with iris neovascularization in the absence of retinal ischemia were subsequently found to have systemic cryoglobulinemia. Successful treatment of one patient's underlying lymphoma led to stabilization and resolution of neovascularization. Conclusions: Systemic cryoglobulinemia may be associated with anterior segment ischemia and neovascularization, and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of iris neovascularization in the absence of apparent retinal ischemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)689.e1-689.e3
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Volume142
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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