Central Retinal Vein Occlusion Rarely Complicates Ulcerative Colitis

Source: Reuters

Central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) can rarely complicate the course of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a case series, as reported by Reuters.

As many as 11.8% of patients with IBD can develop ophthalmological complications, including episcleritis, scleritis, and uveitis.

Dr. Carine Bou-Abboud Matta from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio and colleagues report the occurrence of an even rarer complication, CRVO, in three patients with ulcerative colitis, in a paper online April 26th in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.

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