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Describe retinal vein occlusion?
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Lakshmana Kooragayala
Dr. Lakshmana Kooragayala
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: See a retina special
A central or branch retinal vein occlusion can lead to vision loss.
Lack of normal perfusion in the retina can lead to bleeding, swelling, and neovascularization. Treatment can include an intravitreal injection of a medication (anti-vegf or steroid) or laser depending on the type of vein occlusion. Do not delay in seeing a retina specialist.

In brief: See a retina special
A central or branch retinal vein occlusion can lead to vision loss.
Lack of normal perfusion in the retina can lead to bleeding, swelling, and neovascularization. Treatment can include an intravitreal injection of a medication (anti-vegf or steroid) or laser depending on the type of vein occlusion. Do not delay in seeing a retina specialist.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Dr. James Leaming
Emergency Medicine
In brief: 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".

In brief: 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".
Dr. James Leaming
Dr. James Leaming
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