Retinal artery and vein occlusion are rare devastating complications of central nervous system (CNS) leukaemic infiltrates of the retina and its vasculature. Only a handful of reports exist wherein CNS relapse presents with retinal vascular occlusions. This is usually accompanied by optic nerve swelling and subretinal infiltrates. We present a case of bilateral retinal artery occlusion as a first manifestation of CNS relapse in a patient with acute myeloid leukaemia without optic disc oedema and retinal infiltrates.
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Contributors Study concept and design (DK, C-JM, WJK); Data collection (DK, C-JM); Analysis and interpretation of data (DK, ABG); Drafting of the manuscript (DK, C-JM, WJK); Critical revision of the manuscript (ABG, WJK); Supervision (ABG, WJK). All authors approve of the submission of this manuscript.
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.
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