Glaucoma and visual outcome in central retinal vein occlusion

Joseph Moisseiev*, Howard Desatnik, Yael Cohen, Ayala Lusky, Shlomo Melamed

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Glaucoma is a recognized risk factor for central retinal vein occlusion. The authors retrospectively reviewed charts of fifty patients with central vein occlusion examined over a 5-year period. The visual outcome and clinical characteristics of eyes with and without glaucoma were compared. There were 32 eyes without glaucoma and 18 eyes with glaucoma. Final visual acuity of 20/100 or better was obtained in 22% of eyes with glaucoma, compared with 34% of eyes without glaucoma, and final visual acuity of finger counting and less was found in 56% and 22%, respectively (p = 0.02). The rate of ischemic occlusion was higher in the glaucoma group, 44% and 28% respectively, but the difference did not reach statistical significance. There was no difference in the rate of neovascular complications and macular edema between the two groups. The results suggest that glaucoma has an adverse effect on the visual outcome of eyes with central vein occlusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-371
Number of pages4
JournalActa Ophthalmologica Scandinavica
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Central retinal vein occlusion
  • Glaucoma
  • Neovascularization


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