Asymptomatic retinal haemorrhage is common at altitude

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7008.812c (Published 23 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:812
  1. Robert E MacLaren
  1. Research fellow Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6AW

    EDITOR,--In their article on mountaineering medicine Christine H D A'Court and colleagues neglect to discuss one of the commonest medical disorders at altitude; retinal haemorrhage.1 This is surprising since macular haemorrhage is listed as having affected one member of their team and was probably detected only after the subject complained of central …

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