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Chronic myeloid leukaemia-associated retinopathy
  1. Ashish Khalsa,
  2. Tushar Agarwal and
  3. Tapas Ranjan Padhi
  1. Vitreoretinal services, Mithu Tulsi Chanrai campus, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Tapas Ranjan Padhi; tapaspadhi254{at}


A 38-year-old man presented with mild blurring of vision in both eyes for the past 1 week. On examination, the retinal vessels were dilated and tortuous, along with multiple dot blot haemorrhages all over the fundus with yellowish white focal retinal infiltrates at the macula temporal to the fovea. The salmon pink discolouration of the blood column made us look at the peripheral blood smear, which was suggestive of chronic myeloid leukaemia, leading to a diagnosis of leukaemic retinopathy in both the eyes.

  • retina
  • macula

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  • Contributors AK, TA and TRP contributed significantly to the acquisition of data, critical analysis, review and final approval of the current version.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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