Central retinal vein occlusion secondary to varicella zoster retinal vasculitis in an immunocompetent individual during the COVID-19 pandemic - A case report

Shailaja Sarpangala, Neenu M. George, Yogish S. Kamath, Chidanand Kulkarni

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Abstract

We report the occurrence of unilateral central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) in a young yoga enthusiast who presented amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Subtle signs of uveitis when systemically investigated revealed a multitude of causes, but ocular fluid polymerase chain reaction was positive for varicella zoster virus (VZV). The prompt initiation of antivirals resulted in a good visual outcome. Our case describes the rare presentation of VZV retinal vasculitis as CRVO in a young healthy individual and highlights the importance of early antiviral therapy for favorable outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2532-2535
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume69
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 09-2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology

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