What is a retinal vein occlusion?
What are the symptoms of retinal vein occlusion?
Sometimes a small branch occlusion can cause no symptoms, but if the most visually sensitive part of the retina is affected (the macula), or if there is a central retinal vein occlusion, vision is reduced. This usually comes on suddenly and may worsen over a few hours or days. Any vision loss may be mild to severe.
What are the treatments for retinal vein occlusions?
Unfortunately there are no treatments for ischaemia.
The following treatments are available for macular oedema and neovascularisation:
- Injections of an anti-VEGF drug – these may need to be repeated
- Injections of a steroid drug – these are longer lasting than anti-VEGFs
- Laser treatment – either macular laser or pan-retinal photocoagulation
Professor Jackson will discuss the best treatment option(s) for you.
More detailed information about Retinal Vein Occlusions can be found in the patient information leaflet.