Title: Lipemia Retinalis in an infant with Acute Pancreatitis
Author(s): Satish Agraharam1,Ganga Prasad Amula1 ,Pavani Reddy1,Arjun Srirampur1
Affiliation: 1Anand Eye Institute, Habsiguda, Hyderabad 500007
Corresponding author: Dr Arjun Srirampur
Consultant, Anand Eye Institute Habisguda, Hyderabad ,500007
A rare case hyperlipoproteinemia in a 22-day-old infant who presented not only high blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides but also an ocular manifestation described as lipemia retinalis. The fundus abnormality cleared as the lipid profile improved.
Lipemia retinalis is an important and reliable parameter of high levels of chylomicrons and triglycerides and should be considered as a significant clue while diagnosing.