Retinal tears and detachments are common in PVD and VH patients

Article

Rate of retinal tears (RT) and detachments are higher in patients with an acute posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) and vitreous haemorrhage (VH) patients taking anticoagulants.

Rate of retinal tears (RT) and detachments are higher in patients with an acute posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) and vitreous haemorrhage (VH) patients taking anticoagulants, according to an investigation published in Eye.

Dr A. El-Sanjouri et al., Cincinnati Eye Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, studied 260 eyes of 260 patients presenting with an acute PVD and VH. All participants were divided into either those taking systemic anticoagulants and those not taking anticoagulants. Patients were examined for evidence of an RT and retinal detachment (RD). Out of the whole cohort, 137 took anticoagulants (Group 1) and 123 were not taking anticoagulants (Group 2).

In group 1 it was found that 46% of patients had an RT, compared to 72% in group 2. RDs were found in 23% of group 1 patients and 37% in group 2.

PVD and VH patients using anticoagulants experienced a higher rate of RTs and RDs than those who didn't take anticoagulants. The study suggests anticoagulation status could be a significant factor to consider for the occurrence of an RT or RD.

Recent Videos
ASRS 2024: Michael Singer, MD, shares 100-week results from the RESTORE trial
Paulo Antonio Silva, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School
Intraocular Pressure Outcomes Following Suprachoroidal Triamcinolone Acetonide in Patients With Glaucoma, Ocular Hypertension, or Steroid Response
Durga Borkar, MD, MMCi, discusses FAS inhibition with ONL-1204
Theodore Leng, MD, MS, speaks about 12-Month Real-World Clinical and Anatomical Outcomes With Faricimab in Patients With Diabetic Macular Edema:The FARETINA-DME Study
Rishi P. Singh, MD, discussed his presentation on the results from part 1 of the Phase 2/3 SIGLEC trial assessing AVD-104 for GA
Carl C. Awh, MD, FASRS, speaks with Hattie Hayes of Ophthalmology Times Europe
Carl J. Danzig, MD
Martin Zinkernagel, MD, PhD, speaks about the ASRS sustainability expert panel
Srinivas Sai Kondapalli, MD, discusses outer retinal tubulations in lesion growth for subfoveal and non-subfoveal GA
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences

All rights reserved.