Heart 89:985 doi:10.1136/heart.89.9.985
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Long term warfarin associated with bilateral blindness in a patient with atrial fibrillation and macular degeneration

  1. T Ung,
  2. M James,
  3. R H Gray

    Age related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the most common cause of poor vision in later life. It is usually atrophic (dry), though in 10–20% there is a subretinal neovascular response, usually causing more rapid and serious loss of acuity (wet ARMD). Bleeding from these vessels is common, though rarely severe. The usual outcome in …