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what can i expect from a branch retinal vein occlusion?

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Dr. Breno Da rocha lima
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Depends on severity.: It depends on the severity and the perfusion of the retina. If a patient has macular edema ("swelling of the retina"), treatment is generally recommended. When it first presents, monthly monitoring with a retinal specialist is recommended.

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Describe retinal vein occlusion?

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