Injection of tissue plasminogen activator into a branch retinal vein in eyes with central retinal vein occlusion.

@article{Weiss2001InjectionOT,
  title={Injection of tissue plasminogen activator into a branch retinal vein in eyes with central retinal vein occlusion.},
  author={Jeffrey N. Weiss and Leon A Bynoe},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={2001},
  volume={108 12},
  pages={2249-57}
}
PURPOSE Central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) often produces significant and permanent loss of vision in the affected eye. The purpose of this study was to determine if patients with vision loss secondary to CRVO treated with retinal vein cannulation and infusion of tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) experienced recovery of visual acuity. DESIGN Prospective, noncomparative, interventional case series. PARTICIPANTS Thirty eyes of 30 consecutive patients with CRVO underwent the procedure… CONTINUE READING