What is the difference between a Retinal Vein Occlusion and a Retinal Artery Occlusion?
A retinal vein occlusion occurs when there is a blockage in the veins of the retina, compared to the retinal artery occlusion which has blockages that exist in the retina’s arteries.
Is there a cure for a Retinal Vein Occlusion?
Unfortunately, there is no cure for retinal vein occlusions.
What are the different types of Retinal Vein Occlusion?
There are two types of Retinal Vein Occlusion. When the major vein that drains the blood from the retina is blocked, this is called a central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). In this case, retinal hemorrhages are scattered throughout the retina and macular edema can develop (swelling in the center part of the retina). When the blockage involves a smaller vein, this is called a branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). Retinal hemorrhages are found in the area of the retina that is drained by the affected vein. Macular edema can also develop with a BRVO.
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Other Conditions Treated at RCA
Our ophthalmologists are experienced in diagnosing and treating many retinal conditions.