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December 6, 1924

Retinal Venous Thrombosis. A Clinical Study of Sixty-Two Cases Followed over Many Years.

JAMA. 1924;83(23):1869. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660230063035

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The work on which this is based was begun in 1913 when the author held the tenure of the Lang research scholarship; but publication was interrupted by the war. Sixty-two cases of retinal venous thrombosis were studied and followed carefully as long as possible, in many cases up to eleven years, and from this study Moore has been enabled to compile valuable statistical data. The cases were fairly evenly divided between a central and a tributary vein thrombosis, but of the latter class, the vein affected in 70 per cent. of the cases was the superior temporal branch. Emphasis was laid on the restoration of the venous flow within a comparatively short time either by canalization of the blocked vein or by the establishment of a collateral circulation, principally by capillaries. Little was added to the existent clinical picture of the condition. In not one case of tributary thrombosis did

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