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Retinal vein occlusion and transient monocular visual loss associated with hyperhomocystinemia.
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PMID:  9262559     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To report a 24-year-old man with bilateral central retinal vein occlusions who had preceding episodes of prolonged transient monocular visual loss during which ophthalmoscopic findings were not suggestive of vein occlusion. METHOD: Case report. RESULT: Extensive hematologic studies for causes of vein occlusion were unremarkable with the exception of increased plasma homocysteine in the patient and in his asymptomatic father. CONCLUSIONS: Impending vein occlusion should be considered in the differential diagnosis of transient monocular visual loss regardless of ophthalmoscopic appearance, and hyperhomocystinemia should be considered as a possible cause of retinal vein occlusion.
V Biousse; N J Newman; P Sternberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  124     ISSN:  0002-9394     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  1997 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-09-11     Completed Date:  1997-09-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370500     Medline TA:  Am J Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  257-60     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Fundus Oculi
Homocystine / blood*
Retinal Vein Occlusion / diagnosis,  etiology*
Vision Disorders / diagnosis,  etiology*
Vision, Monocular
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