Red eyes first sign of the sickle cell disease

Submitted: 12 August 2011
Accepted: 10 October 2011
Published: 13 October 2011
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A patient with red eyes and ocular decongestants drops (tetrahidrozolyne 0.05%) use history, was observed by an optometrist and referred to an ophthalmic consult. The redness of their eyes was secondary to conjunctival vessel micro-hemorraghe (petechiaes). After a complete ophthalmology and hematologist exploration a Cell Sickle Disease was diagnosed as the cause of the vascular disorder. An hematologist treat it and the ocular redness was resolved. This case emphasizes the problem about self-medication and remark the importance of the optometrist working together with the ophthalmologist to prevent ocular complains as well as systemic disease.



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Supporting Agencies

Rodrigo Martín Torres, Centro De Ojos Dr. Lódolo, Entre Rios, Paraná
Ocular Surface & Immunoloy
Pablo Gabriel Lódolo, Centro De Ojos Dr. Lódolo, Entre Rios, Paraná
Medial Director

How to Cite

Torres, R. M., & Lódolo, P. G. (2011). Red eyes first sign of the sickle cell disease. Optometry Reports, 1(1), e1.