Visual prognosis after panretinal photocoagulation in nonischemic central retinal vein occlusion Kyoko Tamura 1 , Hideo Sonoda 1 , Noburou Andou 2 , Sigeru Huzii 3 , Reiko Seki 4 1Dept of Ophthalmol Tsubame Rousai Hosp 2Dept Ophthalmol, Sch of Med, Niigata Univ 3Niigata Munucipal Hosp 4Niigata Saiseikai Hosp pp.265-269
Published Date 1990/3/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410908076
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We evaluated the clinical course of 74 eyes, with nonischemic central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) treated or untreated by panretinal photocoagula-tion (PRP).

In a group of 31 eyes with severe to moderate nonischemic CRVO, 19 eyes were treated by PRP (group A) and 12 eyes by conventional means(group B). The final visual acuity was 0.1 or less in 16 eyes in group A (84%) and in 3 eyes in group B (25%). Improvement in vision had set in in 2 eyes in group A (10%) and in 10 eyes in group B (83%). Deterioration in vision had set in in 11 eyes of group A (58%) and in none of group B.

The findings imply that relatively early PRP in nonischemic CRVO does not improve the visual prognosis and may even pose a risk of visual impairment.

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