Role of inflammation in retinal vein occlusion

H. B.Harold Lee, Jose S. Pulido, Colin A. McCannel, Helmut Buettner

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Abstract

Background: Inflammation measured by using highly sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) may be a separate risk factor in retinal vein occlusion (RVO). Methods: In a small consecutive pilot case series, hs-CRP was measured in 11 patients with RVO. Results: Levels ranged from 1.0 to 18.0 mg/L (mean 6.5 [SD 6.1] mg/L), with >3.0 mg/L being considered high risk for developing vascular disease. Interpretation: The new role of hs-CRP is important for ophthalmologists because of its part in vascular disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-133
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2007

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  • Ophthalmology

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