"Retinal Vein Occlusion Linked To Higher Risk For CV Events"
Retinal vein occlusion is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality, according to researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published in Retina. Avnish Deobhakta, MD of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to examine the correlation between baseline RVO and incident cardiovascular events and/or mortality. The authors stated, “More studies are needed to clarify the association of RVO and cardiovascular mortality, to determine the highest risk period for cardiovascular events/mortality after RVO, and to determine whether immediate cardiovascular evaluation, intervention for primary or secondary prevention, or counseling will decrease subsequent cardiovascular events or all-cause mortality.”
— Avnish Deobhakta, MD, Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
— Chris Y. Wu, MD, Resident (Former), New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai