Asymmetric canthaxanthin retinopathy

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

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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
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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