Journal article

Traditional and novel cardiovascular risk factors for retinal vein occlusion: The multiethnic study of atherosclerosis

Ning Cheung, Ronald Klein, Jie Jin Wang, Mary Frances Cotch, Amirul FM Islam, Barbara EK Klein, Mary Cushman, Tien Yin Wong

INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE | ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC | Published : 2008

Abstract

PURPOSE: To describe the prevalence of retinal vein occlusion (RVO) and its association with cardiovascular, inflammatory, and hematologic risk factors in a multiethnic cohort. METHODS: This was a population-based, cross-sectional study of 6147 participants (whites, blacks, Hispanics, Chinese) from six U.S. communities. RVO was defined from retinal photographs taken from both eyes according to a standardized protocol. Risk factors were assessed from interviews, examinations, and laboratory and radiologic investigations. RESULTS: The prevalence of RVO was 1.1% (0.9% for branch RVO and 0.2% for central RVO) and was similar across different ethnic groups: 0.9% in whites, 1.2% in blacks, 1.2% in..

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