What Is Central Retinal Vein Occlusion?
Central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) is a common retinal vascular disorder. CRVO presents with sudden, painless and variable central visual loss. The blockage causes bleeding into the retina and swelling in the retina. It is a clinical diagnosis aided by HD photos, OCT and angiography. In view of the devastating complications associated with the severe form of CRVO, treatment to reverse vision loss has become very effective with new medications in recent years. In some mild cases it may be better to continue observing rather than actively treating. Your GP and physician are involved in your care to maintain blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and advise to quit smoking for your general well being.
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