Evolution of the retinal black sunburst in sickling haemoglobinopathies

George Asdourian, Krishan C. Nagpal, Michael Goldbaum, Dimitrios Patrianakos, Morton F. Goldberg, Maurice Rabb

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In a prospective study of 38 patients, who were initially selected as being at an early stage of sickling retinopathy, three developed circular black chorio-retinal scars (black sunbursts) during a period of 6 to 24 months. These lesions appear to be the sequelae of intraretinal and subretinal haemorrhage. They occur in the fundus periphery and do not interfere with vision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)710-716
Number of pages7
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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