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Retinal vein occlusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1595515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Retinal vein occlusion is a common form of retinal vascular disease, especially in middle-aged and older individuals. The diagnosis is based on the funduscopic finding of retinal vein dilatation in association with retinal hemorrhages and cotton-wool spots. The pathology can involve the entire venous system or can be limited to a branch of the central retinal vein. Retinal vein occlusion can be distinguished clinically from diabetic retinopathy and other retinal diseases. Treatment for the acute phase of retinal vein occlusion has been disappointing. However, some late complications, such as persistent macular edema and neovascularization of the iris and retina, respond well to retinal photocoagulation. The family physician has an important role in detecting and controlling risk factors for retinal vein occlusion, including hypertension, diabetes mellitus and hyperviscosity syndromes.
M K Robinson; J I Halpern
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American family physician     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0002-838X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Fam Physician     Publication Date:  1992 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-07-02     Completed Date:  1992-07-02     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1272646     Medline TA:  Am Fam Physician     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2661-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Diagnosis, Differential
Family Practice / methods*
Fluorescein Angiography
Light Coagulation
Middle Aged
Physician's Role
Retinal Vein Occlusion* / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  therapy
Risk Factors
Tissue Plasminogen Activator / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
EC Plasminogen Activator

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