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May 1965

Central Retinal Vein Occlusions and Chronic Simple Glaucoma

Author Affiliations

San Francisco
From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of California Medical Center, San Francisco 94122; Summer Fellow in Eye Pathology.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1965;73(5):659-663. doi:10.1001/archopht.1965.00970030661012

The fact that occlusions of the central vein of the retina are frequently followed by secondary glaucoma is well known, but the relationship between preexisting chronic simple glaucoma and the subsequent development of central retinal vein occlusion has received less emphasis. The latter of the above relationships was first reported by Verhoeff in 1913.1 Subsequently other investigators have reported frequent correlation of unilateral retinal vein occlusion and chronic simple glaucoma.2-9

The current two-part study was performed to document the clinical and pathological manifestations of this condition. In the first group of patients histologic confirmation of central retinal vein occlusion was noted in enucleated eyes. An attempt was made in this group to correlate central retinal vein occlusion and chronic simple glaucoma. The second part of the study was a clinical one designed to determine the relative incidence of these two conditions. In the second group there was no

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