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January 1999

Laser-Induced Chorioretinal Anastomosis and Central Retinal Vein Occlusion

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Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(1):140-141. doi:

I read with interest the article by Fekrat et al,1 published in the January 1998 issue of the ARCHIVES. The authors tried to create a laser-induced chorioretinal anastomosis in central and branch retinal vein occlusions in an attempt to establish a communication between an obstructed retinal vein and the choroid. The procedure was thought to alter the natural course of the disease by improving visual acuity and by decreasing the conversion rate to ischemic central retinal vein occlusion.