High-Altitude retinopathy and optical coherence tomography findings

Rajeev K. Seth, Ron A. Adelman

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Purpose:To report the case and OCT findings of a case of high altitude retinopathy (HAR). Methods:Case report and review of literature. Results:HAR is part of the clinical syndrome of high altitude illness, which includes acute mountain sickness and high altitude cerebral edema. A patient presented with decreased vision and HAR after ascending to an elevation of 24,757 feet. Associated optical coherence tomography findings and review of the literature are presented. Conclusions:HAR is an important entity to recognize, as it is associated with life-threatening high-altitude cerebral edema.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-15
Number of pages3
JournalSeminars in Ophthalmology
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Retinal hemorrhages

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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