P. Pawłowski, M. Mrugacz, A. Bakunowicz-łazarczyk
AIM Pheochromocytoma is a tumor secreting catecholamines, it occurs in different age, rarely in children. The disorder coexists with malignant arterial hypertension. We present a case of patient with ophthalmic alterations in the course of pheochromocytoma. MATERIAL AND METHODS In 12-year old boy operated on pheochromocytoma full ophthalmic examination, fluorescent angiography and ERG were performed. RESULTS We found decreased visual acuity, hypertensive retinopathy and the scotopic and fotopic ERG alterations. CONCLUSIONS Hypertensive retinopathy in the course of pheochromocytoma could be the first symptom of the disease, especially in children. The earlier this disorder is diagnosed and operated on, the better is the prognosis for health and regression of retinal findings.