Ocular complications of Arteriovenous Communications of the Retina

Ahmad M. Mansour, Craig G. Wells, Lee M. Jampol, Robert E. Kalina

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Primary arteriovenous communications of the retina (AVCR) are usually considered to be stable retinal lesions. Complications were documented in seven cases of AVCR, including intraretinal macular hemorrhage, central and peripheral retinal vein occlusions, neovascular glaucoma, and vitreous hemorrhage. To explain these developments, a hypothesis is presented that AVCR are associated with localized decreased retinal arterial pressure, increased retinal venous pressure, increased turbulence of blood flow, and decreased perfusion of adjacent retinal tissues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)232-236
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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