Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Case Report Volume 5 Issue 5

Spontaneous Retrohyaloid Hemorrhage Revealing Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura: A Case Report

El Kaissoumi Loubna*, Mrini Basma, Boutimzine Nourredine and Cherkaoui L Ouafae

Service d’ophtalmologie A de l’hôpital des spécialités de Rabat, Université Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco

*Corresponding Author: El Kaissoumi Loubna, Service d’ophtalmologie A de l’hôpital des spécialités de Rabat, Université Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco.

Received: April 20, 2022; Published: April 29, 2022


Retrohyaloidal, or pre-retinal hemorrhage is a localized collection of blood most often between the posterior hyaloid and the internal limiting membrane.

It is a frequent complication of various retinal pathologies such as proliferative diabetic retinopathy, retinal arterial macroaneurysms, and may be more rarely secondary to a Valsalva or spontaneous maneuver.

We report the case of a 34-year-old female patient consulting in the ophthalmological emergency room for a sudden, painless drop in visual acuity in the right eye in which the examination finds a retro-hyaloid hemorrhage and a general clinical anemic syndrome.

The objective of our work is to underline the semiological importance of a unilateral decrease of visual acuity in the context of a hemorrhagic syndrome.

The occurrence of retro-hyaloid hemorrhage should suggest a syndrome hemorrhagic, which is most often associated with severe anemia. This must lead to an emergency etiological assessment, which can allow the diagnosis of a immunological thrombocytopenic purpura.

Keywords: Anemia; Diagnosis; Thrombocytopenic Purpura


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Citation: El Kaissoumi Loubna., et al. “Spontaneous Retrohyaloid Hemorrhage Revealing Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura: A Case Report".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 5.5 (2022): 69-70.


Copyright: © 2022 El Kaissoumi Loubna., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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