RETINAL VEIN OCCLUSION

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Are you over 40 and haven’t had a comprehensive eye check done in the last year? A VisionSafe Eye Check can spot signs of retinal vein occlusion and help us determine the best treatment as soon as possible

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Retinal vein occlusion

Retinal vein occlusion is caused by blockage of a retinal vein leading to sudden, painless blurred or loss of vision. It leads to bleeding in the retina with the build up of fluid into the retina causing swelling of the retina (macular oedema). In addition to this, retinal vein occlusion is associated with a lack of oxygen in the retina which also contributes to the reduced vision by affecting the function of light detecting cells in the retina.

What causes retinal vein occlusion?

A blockage of the vein can cause obstruction of blood flow and risk factors include:

  • Age
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • High Blood pressure
  • Increased blood cholesterol levels
  • Smoking
  • Glaucoma
  • Rare blood disorders

At a Glance

YOUR SPECIALIST

Praveen Patel