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Anterior segment ischaemia following laser photocoagulation in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.
  1. B F Jost,
  2. R J Olk,
  3. A Patz,
  4. S L Fine and
  5. R P Murphy
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri.


    The authors report the occurrence of occlusive retinal arterial disease and retinal neovascularisation in a 44-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Two days after uncomplicated panretinal photocoagulation the patient developed an acute anterior segment ischaemic syndrome. To our knowledge this complication has not been reported in any other patient following laser photocoagulation or in association with SLE.

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