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Senior Eye Health
 
Senior Eye Health  
Cataracts  
Open-Angle Glaucoma  
Narrow Angle Glaucoma  
Diabetic Retinopathy  
Flashes & Floaters  
Macular Degeneration  
Retinal Detachment  
Dry Eye  
Retinal Vein Occlusion  
Corneal Disease  
Corneal Abrasions  
Corneal Ulcers  
Fuchs Dystrophy  
Pink Eye  
Blepharitis  
Normal Vision  
Nearsightedness  
Farsightedness  
Astigmatism  
Presbyopia  
Monovision  
Low Vision  
Droopy Eyes  
Facial Wrinkles  
Uveitis  


SENIOR EYE HEALTH



Retinal Vein Occlusion

 
    A blocked vein can cause leakage of blood into the retina and vision loss. This is known as a branch vein occlusion and can be treated with medication or a laser.

There are veins in the retina that drain blood out of the retina, back to the heart. If those veins become blocked, this can cause fluid leakage, which can lead to vision loss. If you experience sudden loss of your central vision or a blurry or missing area of vision, call our office at once.

Symptoms of retinal vein occlusion

  • Sudden, painless loss of vision
  • Sudden increase in floating spots or flashing lights
  • Blurred or missing area of vision  

Causes of retinal vein occlusion

  • High blood pressure 
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Glaucoma, diabetes and other conditions

Treatment for retinal vein occlusion

The type of treatment depends on the cause of the blockage and the extent of damage. A laser can be used to reduce leakage and the growth of abnormal new blood vessels.

  

Eye Surgeons & Consultants:
4651 Sheridan Street, Suite 100
Hollywood, FL 33021
PH: (954)894-1500
FX:(954)894-1526
EMAIL: info@myeyesurgeons.com

 

 

 

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