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Minerva Medica 2021 May 05

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4806.21.07474-7

Copyright © 2021 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Treatment of retinal vein thrombosis: what about anticoagulants?

Omar M. RASLAN 1, 2, Alejandro LAZO-LANGNER 1, 3

1 Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Western University, London, Canada; 2 Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, College of Medicine, Jeddah University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; 3 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Western University, London, Canada


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Retinal vein occlusion is an important cause of vision loss. The current treatment options are mainly directed to the prevention of neovascular complications and few studies have addressed to potential use of anticoagulant agents and other interventions targeting the coagulation system. Herein we review the general aspects of this condition focusing on the potential benefits of anticoagulant treatment.


KEY WORDS: Retinal vein occlusion; Anticoagulants; Treatment

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