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GONZALEZ ESCOBAR, A.B.; MORILLO SANCHEZ, M.J.  and  GARCIA-CAMPOS, J.M.. Von Hippel-Lindau disease: family study. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2012, vol.87, n.11, pp.368-372. ISSN 0365-6691.

Case report: The case of 5 members of a family who suffer from Von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL) is presented. It is shown that retinal capillary hemangioma was the main ophthalmic symptom, with hemovitreous and tractional retinal detachment as the main complications. Discussion: VHL disease is rare, but very serious, even fatal, thus it is important to obtain an early diagnosis by ophthalmoscopy, in order to change the visual prognosis and life expectancy, not only for the patient, but also for the family.

Keywords : Von Hippel-Lindau disease; Retinal capillary hemangioma; Hemovitreous; Tractional retinal detachment.

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