Bilateral retinal vein occlusion and rubeosis irides

Lessons to learn

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Abstract

Uncontrolled hypertension is well- known to give rise to systemic complications involving multiple central organs. Artherosclerosis leads to damage of the retinal vessels wall, contributing to venous stasis, thrombosis and finally, occlusion. Retinal vein occlusions compromise vision through development of ischaemic maculopathy, macular oedema, and rubeotic glaucoma. Laser photocoagulation remains the definitive treatment for ischameic vein occlusion with secondary neovascularization. Timely treatment with anti- vascular endothelial growth factor prevents development of rubeotic glaucoma. We hereby report an unusual case of bilateral retinal vein occlusion complicated by rubeosis irides, which was successfully managed to improve vision and prevent rubeotic glaucoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)657-660
Number of pages4
JournalActa Medica Iranica
Volume51
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Retinal Vein Occlusion
Iris
Glaucoma
Retinal Vessels
Macular Edema
Light Coagulation
Venous Thrombosis
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A
Veins
Lasers
Hypertension
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Anti- vascular endothelial growth factor
  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Rubeosis irides

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  • Medicine(all)

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