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Blurry spot in eye. Diagnosed retinal vein occlusion. What are the risks?

I have a blurry spot in my right eye. I can t focus well when reading. Reading glasses help a bit. I still test at 20/20 vision , but it takes a while for me to focus. I had complete eye tests and blood workup. I was diagnosed with retinal vein occlusion. We have ruled out high cholesterol . I do take med for that. I was tested for factorV and found no risk of that. My blood pressure has been running higher than normal and I am in the pre- hypertension range most of the day. I have 2 questions, How can I find out how it was caused? and how can it be treated, or is it permanent?
Asked On : Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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Central retinal vein occlusion is treated only if there are other eye complications such as macular edema or new vessels. Injection Avastin is tried intra-vitreally ( inside the eye, 3-6 injections 4 weeks apart). There is no definite cause for it but is more common in those with hypertension/hypercholestrolemia/diabetes. It has two types-the ischemic type and the non-ischemic type . The the first type has more vision deterioration than the second type. Your ophthalmologist would be able to help you to know which type of CRVO you have had.


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