Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT, Rendu-Osler-Weber Disease) may be associated with a number of changes in the eye.

Patient selection: hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia


Inheritance: autosomal dominant


Clinical manifestations may include:

(1) conjunctival telangiectasia (which may be associated with bloody tears)

(2) retinal vascular malformations

(2a) arteriovenous fistula

(2b) angiectasia

(2c) phlebectasia

(2d) angioma

(2e) chloriocapillaris atrophy

(2f) branch retinal occlusion

(3) conjunctival granulomatous lesions following hemorrhage


Intraocular vascular malformations may be associated with visual loss.

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