Journal article

The Central Retinal Vein Bypass Study: A Trial of Laser-induced Chorioretinal Venous Anastomosis for Central Retinal Vein Occlusion

Ian L McAllister, Mark E Gillies, Lynne A Smithies, Elena Rochtchina, Colin A Harper, Mark D Daniell, Ian J Constable, Paul Mitchell

OPHTHALMOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2010

Abstract

PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a laser-induced chorioretinal venous anastomosis (L-CRA) as a treatment for nonischemic central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, controlled, multicenter clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 113 consecutive patients with a nonischemic CRVO of >3 months' duration and visual acuity of < or =20/50. METHODS: Patients were randomized to L-CRA (58 patients) or conventional care (55 patients). They underwent standardized retinal photography, fluorescein angiography, and ophthalmic examinations, together with standardized assessments of best-corrected visual acuity, performed by masked visual acuity assessors using Early Tre..

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