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Title: Hyperhomocysteinaemia: risk of retinal vascular occlusion
Authors: Yaghoubi, G.H.
Madarshahian, F.
Mosavi, M.
Issue Date: 2004
Language: English
Abstract: To investigate the possible relationship between hyperhomocysteinaemia and retinal vascular occlusion, we measured plasma homocysteine levels in 25 patients with a history of retinal vascular occlusion in the previous 2 years and in a control group of 24. The difference in mean plasma homocysteine levels was not statistically significant. All except 5 of the cases had hypertension, diabetes mellitus or hyperlipidaemia. Most of the patients had branch retinal vein occlusion associated with recent onset of occlusion. Factors such as emotional status and associated systemic disease may play a role in predisposition of retinal vascular occlusion, so more-precise studies are needed to determine the possible risk factors of hyperhomocysteinaemia in retinal vascular occlusion
Description: 633-639
Keywords: Age of Onset
Case-Control Studies
Diabetes Complications
Hospitals, Teaching
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Single-Blind Method
Subject: Hyperhomocysteinemia
ISSN: 1020-3397
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