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Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología

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GOMEZ-ULLA, F. et al. SERV clinical paractice guidelines: management of retinal vein occlusion. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2010, vol.85, n.9, pp.294-309. ISSN 0365-6691.

Purpose: A guidelines for the management of retinal vein occlusion is presented. This is necessary because at this moment several therapeutic alternatives have been developed although their role is not yet sufficiently defined. Methods: Review of the literature for evidence published up to date. Relevant literature was identified and the level of evidence graded. Evidence was then assessed for consistency, applicability and clinical impact. The information was contrasted with those guides published in other countries. Results: Taking into account the different options of treatment that are currently used, several modes of action are suggested. The role of the various complementary examinations are discussed and it is recommended that criteria for the treatment are based on clinical, angiographic, and tomographic findings. Conclusions: Although there is no overall consensus, these guidelines promote a good standard of clinical practise and provide an update of the management of retinal vein occlusion.

Keywords : Retinal vein occlusion; Macular edema; Optic coherence tomography; Photocoagulation; Angiography; Antiangiogenic drugs.

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