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Laser Photocoagulation and Intravitreal Injection of Triamcinolone for Retinal Vein OcclusionsTREATMENT FOR RETINAL VEIN OCCLUSIONS

Emily Y. Chew, MD
JAMA. 2009;302(15):1693-1695. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.1523.
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Retinal vein occlusion, following diabetic retinopathy, is the second most common retinal vascular disease to cause visual impairment.1,2 The occlusion can occur as the central retinal vein exits through the optic nerve head or at the common crossing point, typically with the retinal artery compressing the branch of the vein. The disease is characterized by the presence of retinal hemorrhages, tortuous and dilated veins throughout the retina in central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO), and in the distribution of the branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) that is affected.

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