Role of inflammation-related gene polymorphisms in patients with central retinal vein occlusion.

OBJECTIVE Central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) is a vision-threatening disease, primarily occurring among patients aged more than 60 years. Several risk factors, including arterial hypertension and diabetes mellitus, have been identified. Compression of the central retinal vein by an atherosclerotic retinal artery at the lamina cribrosa also has been… (More)