The retina in type 5 hyperlipoproteinemia.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Of two patients with type 5 hyperlipoproteinemia, one exhibited lipemia retinalis with multiple retinal hemorrhages and intraretinal lipid extravasations. Postmortem examination showed hemorrhages in the inner retinal layers and lipid deposits largely in the outer plexiform layer. Lipid within the walls of the retinal vessels was demonstrated by light and electron microscopy. The second patient exhibited visual loss due to progressive obstruction of retinal vessels with white material presumed to be lipid. Findings were confined to one eye.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kurz, GH; Shakib, M; Sohmer, KK; Friedman, AH

Published Date

  • July 1976

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 82 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 32 - 43

PubMed ID

  • 180810

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0002-9394(76)90661-9


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States