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Oct 2012

Management of Macular Edema Associated With Retinal Vein Occlusion

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Departments of Ophthalmology and Public Health Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Arch Ophthalmol. 2012;130(10):1314-1316. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2012.2462

Retinal vein occlusion (RVO) is the most common retinal vascular disorder after diabetic retinopathy. Epidemiologic studies in Australia and the United States have estimated that RVO affects 1% to 2% of the population older than 40 years,1,2 and pooled data from population studies in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia indicate that 16 million persons worldwide have RVO.3 Macular edema is the most frequent cause of vision loss in patients with RVO.4-8