The syndrome of microangiopathy causing retinopathy, encephalopathy, and hearing loss in young women is usually attributed to either an immunologic or an inflammatory disorder and treated accordingly. This article describes a young woman with multiple, bilateral branch retinal arteriolar occlusions, encephalopathy, and hearing loss. Transesophageal echocardiography demonstrated severe mitral valve prolapse with regurgitation. The patient was successfully treated with anticoagulants. The syndrome of retinopathy, encephalopathy, and hearing loss may be the result of microembolism from a cardiac source.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Annals of Ophthalmology - Glaucoma|
|State||Published - May 1997|