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Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

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Combined central retinalartery and vein occlusion complicating orbital cellulitis

OO Komolafe, AO Ashaye

Abstract




Orbital Cellulitis is a dreaded ophthalmologic disease. Itmay destroy vision and the eye andmay even become life threatening. Often visual loss is the result of exposure and subsequent destruction of ocular tissue commonly the cornea and the uvea. We report a case of combined central retinal artery and vein occlusion complicating orbital cellulitis in a 35 year old patientwho was 37 weeks pregnant resulting in loss of vision in the affected eye. There have been fewcase reports of this type of complication of orbital cellulitis.

Keywords: Combined; Central Retinal Artery and Vein Occlusion; Orbital Cellulitis; Pregnancy

Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice Vol. 11 (1) 2008: pp.75-77



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