Bilateral serous retinal detachment in a case of eclampsia
Shiny Varghese, Jacob Koshy, Kumkum Avasthi
DOI: 10.4236/health.2012.41003   PDF   HTML   XML   4,435 Downloads   7,518 Views   Citations


Serous retinal detachment is a rare complication occurring in less than 1% of patients with eclampsia. We here report such a case. We strongly recommend the need for an eye check up in all patients of pregnancy induced hypertension especially in community based setup.

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Varghese, S. , Koshy, J. and Avasthi, K. (2012) Bilateral serous retinal detachment in a case of eclampsia. Health, 4, 13-14. doi: 10.4236/health.2012.41003.

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