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Non-proliferative sickle cell retinopathy

Contributor: Prashant K. Parekh, MD, MBA

Photographer: Carol Chan, CRA

The top photo demonstrates an elevated, round hypopigmented (salmon colored) lesion in the inferior retinal periphery with surrounding hyperpigmentation. This lesion represents a previous intraretinal hemorrhage, which has since hemolyzed and now appears as a "salmon patch." The second photo demonstrates a flat, salmon colored, ovoid lesion in the nasal retinal periphery that also represents a "salmon patch."

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The top photo demonstrates an elevated, round hypopigmented (salmon colored) lesion in the inferior retinal periphery with surrounding hyperpigmentation. This lesion represents a previous intraretinal hemorrhage, which has since hemolyzed and now appears as a “salmon patch.”

The second photo demonstrates a flat, salmon colored, ovoid lesion in the nasal retinal periphery that also represents a “salmon patch.”

last updated: 04/06/2016
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