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BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 155-156

Statin sensitive lipid-retinopathy in familial hypercholesterolemia


1 Department of Ophthalmology, Warrington Hospital, Warrington, Cheshire WA5 1QG, United Kingdom
2 Department of Pathology, Warrington Hospital, Warrington, Cheshire WA5 1QG, United Kingdom

Correspondence Address:
Prasad Palimar
Department of Ophthalmology, Warrington Hospital, Warrington, Cheshire WA5 1QG
United Kingdom
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2320-3897.116850

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An asymptomatic 9-year-old boy was referred for extensive lipid exudation into the retina. He was known to have familial hypercholesterolemia. The lipids resorbed rapidly and spontaneously merely by lowering the cholesterol levels with statins. The possible mechanism of action and the potential role of expanding this therapy are briefly discussed.


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