Current concepts in the management of central retinal vein occlusion.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The results of the Central Vein Occlusion Study guide the management of complications of macular edema and neovascularization. Panretinal photocoagulation was shown to be beneficial for eyes with at least 2 hours of iris neovascularization or any angle neovascularization. Grid-pattern laser photocoagulation for perfused macular edema did not show a significant beneficial effect. Recently, several reports have suggested restoring venous outflow by 1) creating a chorioretinal anastomosis, 2) administering recombinant tissue plasminogen activator, 3) cannulating the retinal vein transvitreally, or 4) transecting the posterior scleral ring.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cooney, MJ; Fekrat, S; Finkelstein, D

Published Date

  • June 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 47 - 50

PubMed ID

  • 10182099

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1040-8738

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00055735-199806000-00008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States