The patient presented with acute onset of blurry vision in both eyes associated with blood pressures exceeding 190/140 mmHg. On dilated exam, both eyes had a flame hemorrhage along the vascular arcade and shifting subretinal fluid in the macula. Acute systemic hypertension more commonly manifests as flame shaped hemorrhages in the nerve fiber layer, but serous retinal detachments have also been reported.[1,2]
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