High altitude retinopathy

Background

Clinical Features

  • Roth Spots: retinal hemorrhages with white center, seen on fundoscopy
  • May be asymptomatic, or cause visual loss

Differential Diagnosis

Acute Vision Loss (Noninflamed)

Emergent Diagnosis

High Altitude Illnesses

Evaluation

  • Clinical diagnosis

Management

  • Not considered an indication for descent unless vision changes are present

Disposition


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References

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