Spontaneously resolved severe retinopathy associated with aplastic anemia

Washoo Mal, Mohamed Al-Abri*

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Aplastic anemia is a rare, usually autoimmune disorder of bone marrow stem cells leading to pancytopenia and hypoplastic marrow that presents with anemia, infection or bleeding which can be potentially sight and life-threatening. Patients with aplastic anemia may present with various ocular manifestations; lid and orbital hematoma, sub-conjunctival hemorrhage, sudden visual loss due to vitreous hemorrhage or retinopathy and optic disc edema. A young male patient had symptomatic sever bilateral hemorrhagic retinopathy secondary to aplastic anemia; succeeding systemic allogenic hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation showed almost complete spontaneous resolution of the retinopathy and significant improvement in vision over a period of 16 weeks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-119
Number of pages3
JournalOman Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2021


  • Aplastic anemia
  • pancytopenia
  • retinal hemorrhage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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