Central retinal vascular occlusion associated with oral contraceptives.

Daniel Albert // Publications // Dec 01 1978

PubMed ID: 736077

Author(s): Stowe GC 3rd, Zakov ZN, Albert DM. Central retinal vascular occlusion associated with oral contraceptives. Am J Ophthalmol. 1978 Dec;86(6):798-801. PMID 736077

Journal: American Journal Of Ophthalmology, Volume 86, Issue 6, Dec 1978

A 40-year-old woman took oral contraceptives for four years. She developed a vascular glaucoma and one year later the eye was enucleated. No other apparent cause for the occlusion was present. The vascular occlusion consisted of a combined central retinal artery and vein occlusion with severe intimal hyperplasia. An intravascular granulomatous reaction is attributed to chronic vascular injury.