West African Crystalline Maculopathy in Sickle Cell Retinopathy. Case reports in ophthalmological medicine Kung, J. S., Leng, T. 2015; 2015: 910713-?


Purpose. To describe the first reported case of West African crystalline maculopathy (WACM) from a member of the Benin tribe and explore the association with sickle cell retinopathy. Methods. Full ophthalmic examination and high-resolution ocular coherence tomographic imaging. Patients. 61-year-old patient from an academic retina practice. Results. The patient demonstrated bilateral yellow-green birefringent crystals localized to the inner retina on optical coherence tomography, as well as sickle cell-related neovascularization in the right eye. She reported no consumption of kola nuts. Conclusions. Associated retinal vascular disease may be important in the pathogenesis of crystalline maculopathy.

View details for DOI 10.1155/2015/910713

View details for PubMedID 26788391

View details for PubMedCentralID PMC4695655