Mitral valve prolapse and visual loss

Authors

  • Kemal Dikici Ophthalmology Department, Pediatric Ophthalmology Section, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Sema Arvas General Ophthalmology Department, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Osman Arslan Cornea Section, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Erdogan Cicik General Ophthalmology Department, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Hakan Özdemir General Ophthalmology Department, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Gürhan Kendiroglu Neuro-ophthalmology Department, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey.

Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate the correlation between mitral valve prolapse and permanent or temporary visual loss in young patients.

Materials and methods: Thirty two patients (age range, 16 to 41 years) with permanent or temporary visual loss were included in this study. Eye examination, including fluorescein angiography, and general medical examination, including echocardiography, were performed.

Results: Eight patients had central vein occlusion, 15 had branch retinal vein occlusion, and no pathology was found for 9. Seven patients showed mitral valve prolapse on echocardiography.

Conclusion: Mitral valve prolapse is thought to be one of the most important reason for the clinical appearance of permanent or temporary (amaurosis fugax) visual loss in young patients.

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Published

2001-12-01

How to Cite

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Dikici K, Arvas S, Arslan O, Cicik E, Özdemir H, Kendiroglu G. Mitral valve prolapse and visual loss. Hong Kong J Ophthalmol [Internet]. 2001Dec.1 [cited 2021Oct.27];5(1):38-40. Available from: https://hkjo.hk/index.php/hkjo/article/view/126

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Brief Report