In the opening paragraph of a paper on thrombosis of the retinal veins after influenza, Dr. Edward Jackson 1 says: "The clinical course and exact pathological changes of obstruction of the retinal vessels are still so imperfectly known, that we are justified in recording additional cases that seem to be of this character."
It would appear, then, that bringing this subject up occasionally for discussion should be helpful. My principal purpose, however, in the present communication is twofold: (1) to place on record a case of thrombosis of the central retinal vein, which, from a study of the literature, appears to be unique in many ways, and (2) to urge that all such cases be carefully investigated and thoroughly treated, even if some of the authorities consider that treatment accomplishes little.
A sudden obstruction, or a slowly developing obstruction to the flow of blood in the central retinal vein will,
GREENWOOD A. THROMBOSIS OF THE CENTRAL RETINAL VEIN AND ITS BRANCHES. JAMA. 1924;82(2):92–100. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650280018007