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Bilateral Central Retinal Vein OcclusionA Presenting Sign of an Ongoing Life-threatening Condition

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Article Information

Corresponding Author: Carolina Madeira, MD, Department of Ophthalmology of São João Hospital, Avenida Professor Hernâni Monteiro, 4202-451 Porto, Portugal (tania.carolina.madeira@gmail.com).

Published Online: September 16, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2021.0993

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Barbosa Breda reported receiving personal fees from Allergan, Davi, and Thea. No other disclosures were reported.

Additional Contributions: We thank the patient for granting permission to publish this information.

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