Dexamethasone Implant (Ozurdex) in a Case with Unilateral Simultaneous Central Retinal Vein and Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion

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ÖZTÜRK A. T., Takes O., SAATCİ A. O.

CASE REPORTS IN OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.6, no.1, pp.76-81, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000377668
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.76-81
  • Keywords: Branch retinal artery occlusion, Central retinal vein occlusion, Combined retinal artery and vein occlusion, Dexamethasone intravitreal implant, Ozurdex
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Simultaneous branch retinal artery and vein occlusion is a rare condition that may cause severe visual loss, and its treatment is often unrewarding. Herein, we report a case with simultaneous central retinal vein and branch retinal artery occlusion; it was successfully treated with a single dexamethasone intravitreal implant. The affected eye attained a visual acuity level of 20/25 from the visual acuity of hand motions at presentation with a residual, but relatively diminished, altitudinal scotoma during a follow-up period of 6 months. (C) 2015 S. Karger AG, Basel