Asymmetric canthaxanthin retinopathy

T. S. Chang, G. W. Aylward, J. G. Clarkson, J. D.M. Gass

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Abstract

PURPOSE/METHODS: We studied a case of crystalline retinopathy occurring after prolonged use of oral canthaxanthin. The patient was followed up for 38 months during which time she sustained a branch retinal vein occlusion in her left eye. RESULTS/CONCLUSIONS: An asymmetric appearance to the crystalline deposition was noted with increased sedimentation seen in the left eye. Vascular alterations after a branch retinal vein occlusion may lead to local stasis that may exacerbate the development of canthaxanthin retinopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)801-802
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Volume119
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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  • Ophthalmology

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    Chang, T. S., Aylward, G. W., Clarkson, J. G., & Gass, J. D. M. (1995). Asymmetric canthaxanthin retinopathy. American journal of ophthalmology, 119(6), 801-802. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0002-9394(14)72791-6