Retinal Vein Occlusion

Retinal Vein Occlusion is caused by the blockage of blood flow through the retina. Risk factors for vein occlusion include age, high blood pressure, obesity, glaucoma, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

Common symptoms of vein occlusion include sudden painless loss of vision, blurry vision, and distortion.

Retina Care Consultants, P.A., is specialized in managing retinal vein occlusions. If you experience sudden loss of vision, seek an immediate dilated eye examination with an ophthalmologist. This exam may involve blood tests, photographs, or other specialized imaging tests of the retina. There are effective treatments for all forms of vein occlusion, so don’t delay your appointment if you are experiencing changes in your vision.

For more information regarding retinal vein occlusions, please visit the following U.S. National Library of Medicine website:
http://www.asrs.org/patients/retinal-diseases/24/branch-retinal-vein-occlusion
http://www.asrs.org/patients/retinal-diseases/22/central-retinal-vein-occlusion
or click on links to articles written by Dr. Shane below.

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