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Central retinal vein occlusion in a young adult

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  • 111300 Optometry And Ophthalmology
  • 111303 Vision Science
  • Central Retinal Vein Occlusion (Crvo)
  • Papillophlebitis
  • Intraocular Pressure (Iop)
  • Cilio
  • Retinal Artery
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Abstract

This report describes a case of central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) which was classified as papillophlebitis in a young female adult. In this age group, CRVO is relatively rare and tends to be mild in both its short-term and long-term visual consequences. The patient in this case showed a concurrent episode of bilateral intra-ocular pressure (IOP) elevation and the presence of cilio-retinal arteries in the affected eye. Despite extremely poor vision at presentation and the poor prognostic sign of cilio-retinal arteries, the patient made an excellent visual recovery with only mild paracentral field change.

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