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December 1985

Risk Factors of Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Scheie Eye Institute (Drs Johnston, Brucker, Steinmann, and Hoffman), and the Department of Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, University of Pennsylvania (Dr Steinmann and Mr Holmes), Philadelphia.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1985;103(12):1831-1832. doi:10.1001/archopht.1985.01050120065021

• A case-control study of 225 patients with branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) and 100 age-matched controls was conducted to assess potential clinical risk factors for BRVO. Male gender, hypertension, and hyperopia were significantly more prevalent in patients with BRVO. There was no significant association with race, diabetes, or chronic open-angle glaucoma.