Management of macular edema secondary to retinal vein occlusions

Antonio P. Ciardella, Mariachiara Morara, Francesco Pichi, Micol Alkabes, Simona Romano, Paolo Nucci

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Abstract

Retinal vein occlusions are the second most common type of retinal vascular disease and include branch vein occlusions, hemiretinal vein occlusions and central vein occlusions; in most patients, macular edema is the predominant cause of vision loss. Until recently, laser photocoagulation was the only treatment for edema secondary to retinal vein occlusion supported by data from high-quality randomized trials; data are now also available from several trials assessing the use of intraocular glucocorticoids and agents inhibiting VEGF. As data from randomized clinical trials accumulate, a precise role for each of these therapies may become clearer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-564
Number of pages8
JournalExpert Review of Ophthalmology
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011

Keywords

  • Edema
  • Intravitreal anti-VEGF
  • Intravitreal steroids
  • Vein occlusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Optometry

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