Laser-induced chorioretinal venous anastomosis most successful in younger patients

Laser-induced chorioretinal venous anastomosis had an increased success rate in the treatment of nonischemic central retinal vein occlusion in patients with younger age, better baseline visual acuity and no hypertension, according to a study.The Central Retinal Vein Bypass Study, a prospective, randomized, multicenter trial, compared laser-induced chorioretinal venous anastomosis (L-CRA) with conventional treatment for CRVO. Fifty-five patients with nonischemic CRVO received an L-CRA and were further analyzed to determine the systemic and ocular factors that predict the successful creation of an L-CRA and are involved in the development of complications.

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