Visual outcome of conservatively treated branch retinal vein occlusion Yasuhiko Hirami 1 , Hitoshi Takagi 1 , Hirokazu Nishiwaki 1 , Hideyasu Oh 1 , Atsushi Nonaka 1 , Seiji Kenmochi 1 , Keiichi Ohashi 1 , Kazuhiro Tamura 1 , Mihori Kita 2 , Yoshihito Honda 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol and Visual Sciences, Kyoto Univ Graduate Sch of Med 2Dept of Ophthalmol, Otsu Red Cross Hosp pp.75-78
Published Date 2002/1/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410907596
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We reviewed a series of 33 eyes of branch retinal vein occlusion seen during the past 11 years. As inclusion criteria, all eyes had macular edema and had received medication only. There was a positive correlation in visual acuity between 1 month and 6 months after presumed onset (p<0.05) and between 3 months and 6 months (p<0.05). When the visual acuity was 20/50 or over at 3 months of onset, 50% of eyes had visual acuity of 20/30 or over at 6 months. When the visual acuity was below 20/50 at 3 months, no eye had visual acuity of 20/30 or over at 6 months. It appears that more aggressive treatment, including early photocoagulation, is indicated when the visual acuity is below 20/50 at 3 months after presumed onset of the disease.

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