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Thrombus and branch retinal vein occlusion

  • Edoardo Baglivo
  • André Dosso
  • Constantin Pournaras
Clinical Investigation

Abstract

Branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) is often associated with arteriosclerosis. Typically the occlusion occurs at an arteriovenous crossing. We report a case of a previously healthy patient who developed a BRVO. Funduscopy and fluorescein angiography suggested an intravascular thrombus as the cause of the occlusion. The investigations performed were positive for systemic hypertension and hyperlipidaemia. After 2 months, fundus examination revealed disappearance of the intravascular thrombus, resolution of the macular edema and improvement of the — visual acuity. Certain physiological characteristics of the retinal circulation associated with hyperlipidaemia and systemic hypertension appear to favour thrombus formation.

Keywords

Public Health Hypertension Visual Acuity Fluorescein Macular Edema 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edoardo Baglivo
    • 1
  • André Dosso
    • 1
  • Constantin Pournaras
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinique d'OphtalmologieHôpital Cantonal UniversitaireGenevaSwitzerland

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