THE VITREOUS IN RETINAL ARTERIAL OCCLUSIONS

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Abstract

Purpose:

To investigate whether retinal arterial occlusion induces posterior vitreous detachment (PVD).

Methods:

Vitreous condition was studied retrospectively and examined on biomicroscopy in 52 eyes with retinal arterial occlusion; 50 fellow eyes served as controls.

Results:

Of 52 eyes with retinal arterial occlusion 27 (52%) had PVD; 25 (50%) of the 50 control eyes had PVD. There was no significant difference between the two groups in prevalence of PVD. Of the 41 patients observed for more than 1 year, PVD developed in 2 (5%) patients from each group.

Conclusion:

Our findings strongly suggest that retinal arterial occlusion does not influence the development of PVD clinically.

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