Vitreous haemorrhage associated with Gingko biloba use in a patient with age related macular disease

@article{MacVie2005VitreousHA,
  title={Vitreous haemorrhage associated with Gingko biloba use in a patient with age related macular disease},
  author={O. MacVie and B. A. Harney},
  journal={British Journal of Ophthalmology},
  year={2005},
  volume={89},
  pages={1378 - 1379}
}
  • O. MacVie, B. A. Harney
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • British Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Gingko biloba extract is a widely used herbal extract that is readily available as an “over the counter” product. It is most commonly used for improving mental alertness and memory. One of its components, gingkolide B is a potent inhibitor of platelet activating factor.1 Long term use has been associated with increased bleeding time and it can potentate the anticoagulant effects of aspirin and warfarin.2 This is a case in which the regular use of Ginkgo biloba was associated with a vitreous… CONTINUE READING