Sickle retinopathy in patients with sickle trait

  title={Sickle retinopathy in patients with sickle trait},
  author={Heather Jackson and Christopher R Bentley and Melanie Hingorani and Paul B. Atkinson and Wagih A Aclimandos and Graham M. Thompson},
Sickle trait is traditionally considered a benign condition by ophthalmologists. Three cases of sickle retinopathy in subjects with sickle trait are reported. In all cases the onset of retinopathy was related to other contributing factors: in one case a traumatic hyphaema and raised intraocular pressure, in two others diabetes mellitus. Patients with sickle trait are at risk of retinopathy if coincident ocular or systemic disease is present. 
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