Lipemia retinalis is a finding seen in patients with gross lipemia.


Clinical findings:

(1) On fundoscopy all of the retinal blood vessels appear white to light orange, and often the vessels are distended.

(2) A concurrent plasma sample is lipemic, with markedly elevated chylomicrons or other lipids.

(3) Therapy to correct the lipid disorder results in normalization of the appearance for the retinal blood vessels.


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