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Management of retinal vein occlusion

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Dr. Kieran O'Kane, Mr. Saju Thomas
Foundation Years Journal, volume 9, issue 6, p.29 (123Doc Education, London, June 2015)


Retinal vein occlusions are categorised based on the location of the thrombus and subsequent haemorrhages, and whether this has caused ischaemia. Treatment options vary based on the type of vein occlusion and ischaemic status and include observation, laser treatment and intravitreal injections. Prognosis varies from complete resolution of vision to painful and sight threatening complications.

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Dr. Kieran O'Kane

County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust, DL3 6HX

Mr. Saju Thomas (Corresponding author)

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon/Specialist in Retinal Diseases
County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust, DL3 6HX


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