A case of retinal vein occlusion from high-altitude exposure

Holly L Hutton, Randev Mendis and Lyndell L Lim
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11277
Published online: 10 December 2012

To the Editor: We describe a case of unilateral central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) in a 29-year-old woman during exposure to high altitude. She complained of blurred vision in her left eye, first noted when trekking to a maximum altitude of 6189 metres in Nepal 2 months earlier. She was not hypertensive and was not taking any medication, and had no previous history of thrombosis.

  • Holly L Hutton1
  • Randev Mendis2
  • Lyndell L Lim3

  • 1 Department of Renal Medicine (Nephrology), Barwon Health, Geelong, VIC.
  • 2 Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT.
  • 3 Centre for Eye Research Australia, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.


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