Hyperhomocysteinemia in retinal artery and retinal vein occlusion.

  title={Hyperhomocysteinemia in retinal artery and retinal vein occlusion.},
  author={E M Wenzler and A. J. J. M. Rademakers and Godfried H. J. Boers and Johannes R. M. Cruysberg and Carroll A. B. Webers and August F. Deutman},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={115 2},
In 19 patients who had retinal vein occlusion or retinal artery occlusion before the age of 50 years, the incidence of hyperhomocysteinemia, as observed in heterozygosity for homocystinuria, was studied by the performance of a standardized, oral methionine-loading test. In four of the 19 patients (21%), two with retinal artery occlusion and two with central retinal vein occlusion, the after-load peak levels of homocysteine exceeded the mean level, established in normal control subjects, by more… CONTINUE READING


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