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Doctor insights on: Central Retinal Vein Occlusion Treatment

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Describe retinal vein occlusion?

Describe retinal vein occlusion?

Eye vessel problem: Retinal vein which drains the blood out of the eye gets occluded. This causes blurryness of vision, sometimes loss of vision. It can come suddendly. Elevated blood pressure and patients with diabetes are some of the risk factors. New treatments are available to control some of the problems due to closure of blood vessels in the eye. ...Read more

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Obstruction (Definition)

Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more


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Treatment options for retinal vein occlusion?

Treatment options for retinal vein occlusion?

Many causes of RVO.: Several approved treatments for retinal vein occlusions (rvo's) exist. They range from laser treatment to injections of one of several newly approved drugs to the eye. All the while, we must also address the underlying cause of the rvo. The most frequent association for rvo is hypertension, though there are others as well. Best to see a specialist in the treatment of retinal disease. ...Read more

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Is Anti-VEGF effective for treating Central Retinal Vein Occlusion?

Is Anti-VEGF effective for treating Central Retinal Vein Occlusion?

Anti-VEGF: Yes, anti-VEGF treatment is effective for CRVO. Many clinical trials have led to this conclusion. Outcomes vary and depend on type of CRVO (ischemic vs no ischemic) and starting visual acuity and other co-morbidities. ...Read more

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Can MS cause central vein occlusion?

Can MS cause central vein occlusion?

Must disagree: This is a bandwagon that seems trendy, but the overwhelming evidence so far suggests that the blocks in the jugular and azygous veins draining into the neck, can be seen in normals as well as ms patients, and there is absolutely no backup congestion blood products found in the brain. This is a risky and absolutely unnecessary procedure, in spite of numerous advocates. No effect on ms. ...Read more

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What is the cure for retinal vein occlusion?

What is the cure for retinal vein occlusion?

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. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the incidence of bilateral central retinal vein occlusion?

Please help! what is the incidence of bilateral central retinal vein occlusion?

Not common: Bilateral CRVO is not common. Bilateral CRVO has been associated with hyperviscosity syndromes such as primary and secondary polycythemia, leukemia/lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and other rare conditions. Other risk factors include oral contraceptive use, diuretics, hypercoagulable states, and vasculitis. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for retinal vein occlusion ?

Is there a treatment for retinal vein occlusion ?

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. ...Read more

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Does avastin (bevacizumab) for hemi retinal vein occlusion work well?

Does avastin (bevacizumab) for hemi retinal vein occlusion work well?

Yes: It work well for retinal edema of the macula caused by retinal vein occlusions (central, hemi, and branch). Speak to your retinal specialist about this. ...Read more

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What can I expect from a branch retinal vein occlusion?

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. ...Read more

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Is there any medication for superficial femoral artery occlusion?

Is there any medication for superficial femoral artery occlusion?

Periph. art. dis.: Yes & No. Atherosclerosis is slowed by using meds. such as antiplatelets(aspirin etc etc), potent statins(atorva.,rosuva,.etc);ACEI's(lisinopril etc) or ARB's;some betablockers,and other meds such as cilastozol etc.A complete or high grade occlusion however will need either antegrade or retrograde mechanical revascularization as well as meds..If in area seek my practice out as we can help ...Read more

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What is mild retinal vascular tortuosity?

What is mild retinal vascular tortuosity?

HTN retinopathy: Hypertension causes changes in the blood vessels of the retina, known as hypertensive retinopathy. One of these changes is an increase in the bending and waviness of the blood vessels along their path. Another change is hardening of the arteries, shown recently to be a precursor of dementia. Get checked for high blood pressure. This is a warning sign that can save you from death or disability. ...Read more

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What is fractional retinal detachment secondary to diabetic retinopathy?

What is fractional retinal detachment secondary to diabetic retinopathy?

Detached Retina: It is actually a tractional retinal detachment. When diabetes causes the retinal blood vessels to die, the retina grows new blood vessels that are disorganized and of poor quality. They grow into the gel that fills the eye called the vitreous. This causes the vitreous to contract and pulls the retina off the back to the eye. That is a tractional retinal detachment. It often needs surgery. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with total right radial artery occlusion with collateral flow in ulnar and intraosseous artery. Occlusion due thrombus. What does this mean?

Diagnosed with total right radial artery occlusion with collateral flow in ulnar and intraosseous artery. Occlusion due  thrombus. What does this mean?

Clot in your artery: A blood clot in your artery can occlude the blood flow to your hand, fortunately there are other arteries that can compensate for this. Unless you had trauma to that arm , you should see a hematologist or internal medicine doctor to be worked up to rule out a hypercoagulable condition. You should disclose this to your surgeon if you need surgery in the future ...Read more

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In open angle glaucoma is optic atrophy a symptom of glaucoma attacking the central vision?

In open angle glaucoma is optic atrophy a symptom of glaucoma attacking the central vision?

Glaucoma: when glaucoma attacks the optic nerve the initial loss is usually peripheral vision. If not controled the loss will increase and proceed to involve the central vision. ...Read more

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Is a branch retinal vein occlusion could be a sign of MS ?

Don't think so: Optic neuritis is typically associated with ms. Brvo is associated with hypertension, or certain blood clotting disorders, depending on your age. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cerebral artery occlusion with infarction?

What is the treatment for cerebral artery occlusion with infarction?

Nothing: if caught early, thrombolytics (clot dissolving agents) can be instilled. but once infrarction has occurred it is too late for thrombolytics. ...Read more

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Can atherectomy replace a vein bypass for lower leg artery disease treatment?

Can atherectomy replace a vein bypass for lower leg artery disease treatment?

Peripheral artery dz: You need to discuss your disease with your vascular surgeon. The choice of procedures depends on the anatomy of your problem and your physiology, none of which is present here. Atherectomy can sometimes be used in peripheral arterial disease. ...Read more

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Is Anti-VEGF effective for treating Central Retinal Vein Occlusion?

Anti-VEGF: Yes, anti-VEGF treatment is effective for CRVO. Many clinical trials have led to this conclusion. Outcomes vary and depend on type of CRVO (ischemic vs no ischemic) and starting visual acuity and other co-morbidities. ...Read more

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Retina (Definition)

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