Sickle cell retinopathy

Produced by milder forms of Sickle cell trait.

SS does not produce sickle cell retinopathy

Features:

  1. Comma shaped conjunctival vessels
  2. Rubeosis iridis
  3. Hypochromic spots in Iris
  4. Salmon patch hemorrhage in retina
  5. Dark sunburst appearance
  6. Iridescent spots
  7. Arterial /Venous occln–>Neovascularization—>Bleed into retina—>Tractional retinal detachment.

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