Journal Article

PURPOSE: To examine the association between GATA2 deficiency-related myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). METHODS: Clinical ophthalmologic examination and laboratory work-up was performed for a patient with GATA2 deficiency-related MDS who experienced a unilateral CRVO. The literature was reviewed for reports of CRVO in the setting of MDS and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. RESULTS: Ophthalmologic examination revealed findings consistent with unilateral CRVO. Typical hypercoagulable work-up did not reveal an identifiable cause. A review of the patient's medical history revealed multiple potential causes of CRVO, including drug-induced and/or related to her history of MDS and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The literature was reviewed for reports of CRVO in association with her risk factors. CONCLUSION: On review of the literature, we determined that GATA2 deficiency-related MDS was a possible cause of this patient's CRVO although it is likely that her multiple risk factors worked synergistically to create a prothrombotic state. This case and review of the literature serve as an important reminder of the long and ever-evolving list of risk factors for the development of CRVO.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Berry, D; Fekrat, S

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 181 - 184

PubMed ID

  • 28248742

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28248742

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1937-1578

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/ICB.0000000000000558


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States