The vitreous in retinal arterial occlusions

Retina. 1994;14(4):335-7. doi: 10.1097/00006982-199414040-00007.


Purpose: To investigate whether retinal arterial occlusion induces posterior vitreous detachment (PVD).

Methods: Vitreous condition was studied retrospectively and examined on biomicroscopy in 52 eyes with retinal arterial occlusion; 50 fellow eyes served as controls.

Results: Of 52 eyes with retinal arterial occlusion 27 (52%) had PVD; 25 (50%) of the 50 control eyes had PVD. There was no significant difference between the two groups in prevalence of PVD. Of the 41 patients observed for more than 1 year, PVD developed in 2 (5%) patients from each group.

Conclusion: Our findings strongly suggest that retinal arterial occlusion does not influence the development of PVD clinically.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Eye Diseases / etiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Microscopy
  • Middle Aged
  • Prevalence
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion / complications*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Vitreous Body / pathology*