Retinal Vein Occlusion

VeinOcclusionThere are veins in the retina that drain blood out of the retina, back to the heart. If those veins become blocked, this can cause fluid leakage, which can lead to vision loss. If you experience sudden loss of your central vision or a blurry or missing area of vision, call our office at once..

Symptoms of retinal vein occlusion

  • Sudden, painless loss of vision
  • Sudden increase in floating spots or flashing lights
  • Blurred or missing area of vision

 

Causes of retinal vein occlusion

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Glaucoma, diabetes and other conditions

Treatment for retinal vein occlusion

Anti-VEGF drugs and/or a laser may be used to reduce leakage and the growth of abnormal new blood vessels.