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Relative afferent pupillary defect in central retinal vein occlusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2422618     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a prospective study, 120 patients with unilateral central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) were investigated to determine the role of the relative afferent pupillary defect (RAPD) in differentiating ischemic from nonischemic CRVO. In 87 patients with nonischemic CRVO, 90% had a RAPD 0.3 log units or less and none had a RAPD larger than 0.9 log units. In contrast, in 33 patients with ischemic CRVO 91% had a RAPD of 1.2 log units or more, and none had a RAPD smaller than 0.6 log units. Thus, this simple, quick, and inexpensive test has proved to be a highly sensitive and reliable indicator in the differential diagnosis of the two types of CRVO.
G E Servais; H S Thompson; S S Hayreh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmology     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0161-6420     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmology     Publication Date:  1986 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-06-16     Completed Date:  1986-06-16     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802443     Medline TA:  Ophthalmology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  301-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Iris Diseases / etiology*,  physiopathology
Ischemia / complications
Neovascularization, Pathologic / complications
Retina / blood supply
Retinal Diseases / classification,  complications,  diagnosis
Retinal Vein*
Time Factors
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