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A 31-year-old member asked:

What is the cure for retinal vein occlusion?

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Retinal Surgery 19 years experience
There is no cure: There are only treatments to treat the effects: intravitreal injections and/or laser for macular edema (swelling), laser for proliferative changes (new blood vessel growth), and vitrectomy surgery for vitreous hemorrhage. See a retina specialist.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is there a treatment for retinal vein occlusion ?

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Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 29 years experience
Treatment for RVO?: Yes. In addition to traditional laser photocoagulation, there are several new medications that have proven to be very beneficial. Some of these medications are injected into the eye. Treatment of the underlying disease is important not only in maximizing repair processes, but to prevent recurrence. Untreated, rvo may result in severe vision loss.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

Describe retinal vein occlusion?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Leaming
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Eye vessel problem: Retinal vein occlusion is blockage of the blood vessels returning from the eye to the body. Common retinal vascular disorder. Clinically it presents with variable visual loss. Central retinal vein occlusion results in "100 day glaucoma".
A 39-year-old member asked:

Treatment options for retinal vein occlusion?

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Dr. Gabriel Goren
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You: Need to be, and i hope ur under the care of an ophtalmologist.
A 34-year-old member asked:

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.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can you give me more info on a branch retinal vein occlusion?

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Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 29 years experience
BRVO or BVO: A type of blockage resulting from vascular disease (atherosclerosis, clot formation etc.) involving the veins of the retina. Mild to severe visual loss. Most frequent with hypertension, diabetes, clotting disorders. Swelling of the retina blurs vision. Prompt treatment and management of medical problems is critical. Many new treatments have improved prognosis.

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