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T cell lymphoblastic lymphoma is a high grade non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma commonly found in children and characterised by haematological abnormalities such as anaemia, leucopenia, and thrombocytopenia.1 Although rare, ocular manifestations may result in intraretinal, preretinal, and premacular haemorrhages. Similar to other conditions such as proliferative diabetic retinopathy, Valsalva retinopathy, and retinal macroaneurysms, a premacular haemorrhage may develop, acutely decreasing vision and take several months to spontaneously reabsorb. We report a patient with T cell lymphoblastic lymphoma and a large premacular haemorrhage treated effectively with a neodymium:YAG laser.
A 21 year old man with a history of stage IV T cell lymphoblastic lymphoma previously treated with chemotherapy consisting of ifosfamide, etoposide, and …