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36 Possible Causes for Tortuous Conjunctival Vessels

  • Adult-Onset Autosomal Recessive Cerebellar Ataxia

    After receiving his MD degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 1973, Dr. Jankovic completed medicine internship at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, and residency in Neurology at the Neurological Institute, Columbia University, New York City, where he was selected as the Chief Resident and also[…][]

  • Carotid Cavernous Sinus Fistula

    Tortuous conjunctival vessels along with retinal hemorrhages can also present with CCF.[] […] retinal vessels.[] In one retrospective study of 11 traumatic CC fistulas the most common clinical signs were proptosis, dilated conjunctival vessels, and an orbital bruit, all of which were[]

  • Retinal Angioma

    Conjunctival and episcleral vessels of the left eye were dilated and tortuous. Upper palpebral conjunctival vessels of the right eye were telangiectatic.[] The blood vessels of the conjunctiva and episclera of the left eye were dilated and tortuous [Figure 1] .[] He had PWS bilateral, right-sided hemihypertrophy, megalocornea, dilated and tortuous conjunctival, and episcleral vessels right eye, 360 conjunctival melanocytosis left eye[]

  • Fabry Disease

    Vessel tortuosity was defined as tortuous conjunctival and/or retinal vessels.[] Tortuous conjunctival and retinal vessels and Fabry cataract were more frequently found in males than in females.[] They correlate with a progressive deposition of glycosphingolipids in ocular structures. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Conjunctival and retinal vessels are tortuous and may exhibit[]

  • Hepatosplenomegaly

    Fucosidosis Clinical Characteristics Ocular Features: Retinal and conjunctival vessels may appear tortuous, dilated, and irregular in diameter, characteristics sometimes seen[]

  • Familial Pterygium of the Conjunctiva

    The presence of large, engorged, and tortuous surrounding feeding vessels helps to distinguish conjunctival SCC from pterygia, which are usually associated with straight conjunctival[]

  • Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis

    On fundoscopy, there was pale disc swelling on the right, with tortuous retinal vessels.[] Examination revealed gross, nonaxial proptosis associated with periorbital edema, erythema, and nasal conjunctival chemosis [Figure 1].[] Figure 1: Right nonaxial proptosis with periorbital edema, erythema, and nasal conjunctival chemosis Click here to view A full blood count showed no leukocytosis and there[]

  • Salti-Salem Syndrome

    Tortuous vessels in the anterior segment (conjunctival and episcleral) were found in 11.1 % of cases.[] A comma conjunctival sign was found in 8 out of 54 patients (14.8%). The sign was mild, transient and quickly disappeared after blood transfusion.[]

  • Entropion

    The conjunctival vessels can be more dilated in elderly people. Baggy telangiectasias, fusiform dilations and tortuous vessels appear.[]

  • Hyperesthetic Thalamic Pain Syndrome

    & Retinal vessels: Tortuous Systemic, Other Episodic fever: 20 years Edema (50%) Hypothyroid Prognosis Survival Median: 50 years; 20 year reduction Decline starts at 30 to[] […] prominent, Posteriorly rotated Nose: Angle pronounced, Large nose/bulbous tip, Prominent supraorbital ridge & bridge Lips: Full Eye Corneal opacity: Cornea verticillata Conjunctival[]

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