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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 193-196

Nutritional anemia as a cause of reversible blindness

Department of General Medicine, KMC, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDepartment of General Medicine, KMC, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Damam Srinivasulu
Assistant Professor, Department of General Medicine, KMC, Kurnool, H-no 80/120 - B - 3, Abbas Nagar , Kallur post , Kurnool 518002, Andhra Pradesh
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We report a case of 42-year-old male presented with acute onset breathlessness and blurring of vision in both eyes. Upon evaluation, the patient is found to have vitamin B12 and iron deficiency anemia; ophthalmoscopic examination revealed bilateral preretinal hemorrhages and Roth spots. This case documents the occurrence of retinopathy in nutritional dimorphic anemia causing blindness which is reversible after correction of anemia.

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