New Treatment Found to Reduce Vision Loss from Central Retinal Vein Occlusion – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Two studies, part of the Standard Care vs. Corticosteroid for Retinal Vein Occlusion or SCORE Study, examined two types of retinal vein occlusion, which is a blockage in the blood supply from the retina—the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye. Dr. Emily Chew at the National Eye Institute explains that one study found injections of corticosteroid medication may improve patientsí vision.
Dr. Chew: The second study, the branch retinal vein occlusion, looked at the smaller vessels and because laserís always been thought to be important and also proven to be useful so we had to really do a head-to-head comparison with lasers.
Narrator: For study results, visit www.nei.nih.gov/score. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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