Hypertensive Chorioretinopathy due to Primary Renal Artery Stenosis
- *Corresponding Author:
- Guerra RLL
Ophthalmologist at Piglet Eye Clinic
War, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: May 08, 2015; Accepted Date: January 27, 2016; Published Date: February 03, 2016
Citation: Koch CR, Guerra RLL, da Silva ISPD, Oliveira Maia Jr ID, Marback RL (2016) Hypertensive Chorioretinopathy due to Primary Renal Artery Stenosis. J Vasc Med Surg 4:251. doi:10.4172/2329-6925.1000251
Copyright: © 2016 Koch CR, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Purpose: To describe a case of hypertensive chorioretinopathy due to secondary hypertension caused by primary renal artery stenosis. Method: Case report by reviewing medical data. Case report: Thirteen years old male, in treating for severe hypertension, presenting substantial bilateral visual impairment one month ago. During ophthalmologic examination, best corrected visual acuity in both eyes was 20/100 and hypertensive chorioretinopathy was found at the fundoscopic examination. Fundus photography, fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography were performed. Imaging tests showed left renal artery stenosis and a smaller left kidney. After clinical pharmacological treatment for artherial hypertension there was a slight improvement in visual acuity. Conclusion: Primary renal artery stenosis unilateral is a condition uncommon which can evolve with hypertensive chorioretinopathy.