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Evolution of the retinal black sunburst in sickling haemoglobinopathies.
  1. G Asdourian,
  2. K C Nagpal,
  3. M Goldbaum,
  4. D Patrianakos,
  5. M F Goldberg and
  6. M Rabb


    In a prospective study of 38 patients, who were initially selected as being at an early stage of sickling retinopathy, three developed circular black chorio-retinal scars (black sunbursts) during a period of 6 to 24 months. These lesions appear to be the sequelae of intraretinal and subretinal haemorrhage. They occur in the fundus periphery and do not interfere with vision.

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