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Minerva Oftalmologica 2007 June;49(2):55-62

Copyright © 2007 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Role of homocysteine in the retinal vein occlusion

Dore S. 1, Salvo M. 1, Pinna A. 1, Carta A. 2, Patteri P. 1

1 Clinica Oculistica Università degli Studi di Sassari, Sassari 2 Clinica Oculistica Università degli Studi di Parma, Parma


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Retinal vein occlusion is a common vascular disease, which can result in serious visual loss or blindness. Retrospective studies have reported hyperhomocysteinemia as a risk factor for retinal vascular diseases. In this study we found that hyperhomocysteinemia may be an unfavorable prognostic factor for retinal vein occlusion.

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