A patient with angioid streaks in the retina are at risk for subretinal hemorrhage after blunt trauma.


Complications of the retinal and subretinal hemorrhages:

(1) decreased visual acuity

(2) choroidal revascularization

(3) fibrosis in the macular region


A patient with angioid streaks noted on fundoscopy should be evaluated:

(1) to determine if unilateral or bilateral

(2) severity

(3) evidence of past hemorrhages


An athlete with angioid streaks should:

(1) wear eye protection during sports

(2) avoid contact sports with head trauma

(3) avoid sports where there is a significant risk for fall and head trauma

(4) immediately report any change in vision


The cause of angioid streaks should also be determined since this could also have implications for sports participation.


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