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Angioid streaks in beta thalassaemia minor.
  1. F. P. Kinsella and
  2. D. J. Mooney
  1. Research Unit, Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin.

    Abstract

    We report what we believe to be the first recorded case of angioid streaks in a patient with beta thalassaemia minor. The occurrence of angioid streaks in a patient with a relatively normal iron balance and only very mild haemolysis may be explained by the combination of pregnancy with associated multiple transfusions in a myopic patient where an inherent defect in Bruch's membrane may exist.

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