Influence of factor V Leiden on the development of neovascularisation secondary to central retinal vein occlusion.

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Aims: To investigate if the presence of factor V Leiden has an influence on the prognosis in central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO).

Methods: 166 patients with CRVO were studied retrospectively. They were tested for factor V Leiden using DNA analysis. The presence of the mutation was studied in correlation with the development of neovascular complications 1 year after the thrombotic event.

Results: 56 of 166 patients (34%) developed neovascular complications after 1 year. In the patients who had the studied mutation 11 of 20 (55%) had developed neovascular complications after 1 year, compared to 45 of 146 patients (31%) in the group without factor V Leiden (p=0.04).

Conclusion: The presence of factor V Leiden seems to enhance the risk of developing neovascular complications in CRVO.


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  • Ophthalmology
  • Medicinal Chemistry
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-306
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Publication categoryResearch

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