Sickle Cell Retinopathy

Sickle cell hemoglobinopathies is a genetic disease which can affect various organs and cause retinopathy, especially in patients with mutant hemoglobins of the SC genotype. This retinal complication can end in an important visual loss.

Sickle cell retinopathy: fluorescein angiography shows characteristic lesions of the retinal periphery
Sickle cell retinopathy: fluorescein angiography shows characteristic lesions of the retinal periphery

Regular fundus examination of these patients can detect sickle cell retinopathy complications. This follow-up is done in the department of ophthalmology of the Créteil Intercommunal hospital in association with the paediatrics department.