BRANCH VEIN OCCLUSION COLLABORATIVE STUDY

  • Clarkson, John G., (PI)

Project: Research project

Description

The objectives of this study are to document the natural history and to
determine if photocoagulation treatment is useful in the management of branch
vein occlusion and its complications. The treatment by argon laser
photocoagulation will be evaluated for the management of: 1. Major branch vein
occlusion without neovascularization: a. Improve or maintain visual acuity; b. Improve or prevent macular edema; c. Prevent the development of
neovascularization. 2. Major branch vein occlusion with neovascularization:
a. Improve or maintain visual acuity; b. Control or destroy
neovascularization; c. Prevent vitreous hemorrhage and/or retinal detachment;
d. Improve or prevent macular edema. 3. Macular branch vein occlusion with
macular edema and decreased vision: a. Improve or maintain visual acuity; b.
Improve macular edema.
The goals set for the current year were for this particular center to recruit
thrity-one patients into the study by June 30, 1978. Since July 1, 1978, a
total or seventy pateints have been examined as a part of the recruitment for
the Branch Vein Occlusion Study. Thirty-three of these seventy patients have
been enrolled in the Branch Vein Occlusion Study.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/1/786/30/86

Funding

  • National Institutes of Health

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Macular Edema
Veins
Visual Acuity
Vitreous Detachment
Vitreous Hemorrhage
Light Coagulation
Argon
Retinal Detachment
Natural History
Edema
Therapeutics

ASJC

  • Medicine(all)