Glaucoma crônico simples e oclusão de veia central da retina

Glaucoma crônico simples e oclusão de veia central da retina

Autores:

Rosane da Cruz Ferreira,
Lisiane da Cruz Ferreira,
Luciano Wolffenbuttel,
Idel Kwitko

ARTIGO ORIGINAL

Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia

versão impressa ISSN 0004-2749versão On-line ISSN 1678-2925

Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. vol.55 no.5 São Paulo sep./out. 1992

http://dx.doi.org/10.5935/0004-2749.19920016

SUMMARY

The relationship between Central Retinal Vein Occlusion (CVRO) and Chronic Simple Glaucoma has been reported by some investigators although the exact mechanism underlying this association is not clear yet. ln this study we demonstrate this association out of 372 patients with chronic simple glaucoma that were treated in HCPA between 1989 and 1990, 7 cases of CRVO were diagnosed, an incidence of 1,88%. Whereas, out of 750 patients in one sex and age matched group of controls there were no cases of CRVO. A statistically significant difference was found in a comparison between these two groups (p < 0,001). We emphasize the importance of this association since chronic simple glaucoma is a bilateral disease, therefore, the finding of a CRVO in one eye must be followed by a complete evaluation of the other eye, to prevent blindness by glaucoma in this remaining eye.

Key words: glaucoma; vein occlusion; vasculopathy

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