Central retinal vein occlusion in a patient with HIV-associated thrombocytopenia

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This article describes the case of a rare HIV complication of the central retinal vein occlusion (RVO), which occurred on the background of HIV-associated thrombocytopenia. Therapy of post-RVO macular edema in this case included intravitreal injections of Ozurdex combined with general antiretroviral drugs and systemic corticosteroid use. Significant visual function improvement and stabilization of the process were achieved in 15 months in spite of the delayed treatment start (three months after the disease onset) and patient’s resistance to previous therapy. Three intravitreal injections of Ozurdex were performed, intervals between injections being from 5 to 6 months.

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Svetlana Nikolaevna Tultseva

First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Petersburg

Email: tultceva@yandex.ru
MD, PhD, Doc. Med. Sci., assistant professor. Ophthalmology Department

Yury Sergeevich Astakhov

First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Petersburg

Email: astakhov73@mail.ru
MD, PhD, Doc. Med. Sci., professor. Ophthalmology Department

Pavel Andreevich Nechiporenko

First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Petersburg

Email: glaz@doctor.com
MD, PhD, assistant professor. Ophthalmology Department

Aleksandra Ivanovna Titarenko

First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Petersburg

Email: aleksandra-titarenko@yandex.ru
resident. Ophthalmology Department

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