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Rare disease
Chronic granulomatous disease and neovascularisation causing a vitreous haemorrhage
  1. Julia Baxter,
  2. Ravikiran Gandhewar,
  3. Roger Holden
  1. Ophthalmology, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Julia Baxter, julia.baxter{at}


The authors report the case of a 9-year-old boy with chronic granulomatous disease with longstanding inactive chorioretinal lesions developing a spontaneous vitreous haemorrhage. This was due to an undetected branch retinal vein occlusion and was successfully treated with retinal photocoagulation (laser).

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