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Medicine For 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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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. ...Read more
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
I have a central retinal vein occlusion in my right eye. Is there any chance I can save my eye and how? What about the cobweb I'm seeing?
Is there any more significant risk of doing cataract surgery on an eye that had a central retinal vein occlusion about a year ago vs a normal eye.
Can smoking weed be good or bad for eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion?
More downside...: More downside than upside such as lung disease. No evidence that marijuana helps either of those, and any smoking is bad for diseases that involve blood flow. Weed lowers eye pressure in glaucoma, but not for enough time to be effective. Other treatments work better. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Is smoking marijuana dangerous for eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion or any other eye disorder?
YES: Smoke contains particulate matter ; is the residue of something burning or being burned. Smoke gets into the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, mouth, lungs, hair, pores of the skin etc. Sulfur and carbon monoxide are prominent elements of smoke along with 3000 other chemicals which likely cause cancer or are toxic to tissues. So, smoking anything is bad for your health if healthy let alone if ill. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If on Diagnosis of RVO all four quadrants are haemorrhaging is it possible that it could be classified as a Hemi-retinal vein Occlsion? Thank you, .
Yes: If a retinal vein breaks open, the blood within will push around the retina, could escape into the vitreous causing visual disturbance and might lead to a blockage of the vein which could also affect vision. If this is suspected, a retinal specialist should be seen immediately to diagnose and treat this. ...Read more
Why is my right eye currently bloodshot? I have a central retina vein occlusion in my left eye which I have had for the past 7 years.
I have veins near my iris on the white part of my eyes. They go away and comeback isthis a sign of my retina detaching. Ihad tears lasered a while ago?
Ask your doctor: You generally cannot tell if you have blood vessels growing on your retina. You must be examined and told of this which I assume has happened. There is good treatment for this including laser and injections of newer drugs. You might also have diabetes which needs more careful control. ...Read more
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