The retina of the eye is an extremely important structure for eye sight. If the eye is compared to a camera, the retina would be the film where the "picture" is formed. Without the retina, there is no vision. For the retina to function, adequate and proper blood circulation is a must. Fine blood vessels enter the retina and provide oxygen
and nutrition. The blood then leaves the retina via the vein. The central retinal vein
is located very close to the eye nerve (optic nerve
I think you're referring to CRVO, and it is NOT BRVO.
Central Retinal Vein Occlusion
(CRVO) is caused by a blood clot in the vein that drains the blood from the retina of the eye. The artery
brings continuous blood to the retina but the blood can not leave the retina because of the block in the vein. Within a short time, the blood and its fluid start to back up in the retina and start to leak around (this is very similar to dropping a camera and exposing the sensitive film to water). There is immediate loss of vision.
This condition has 2 broad categories which may overlap:
Non ischemic: The milder form of the disease is not caused by a blood clot. This may resolve fully with good visual outcome, or progress to the ischemic type.
Ischemic: The severe form of the disease is due to a blood clot in the vein. These patients are often left with a painful eye with no vision.
Scientists have identified the first long-term, effective treatment to improve vision and reduce vision loss
associated with blockage of large veins in the eye. This research was part of a multi-center, phase III clinical trial supported by the National Eye Institute (NEI) at the National Institutes of Health.
The Standard Care vs. Corticosteroid for Retinal Vein Occlusion (SCORE) study, conducted at 84 clinical sites, found that eye injections of a corticosteroid medication could reduce vision loss related to the blockage of major blood vessels within the eye, a condition known as central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). Treated patients were also five times more likely to gain vision after one year than patients who were under observation.
I would suggest taking an appointment for Shankar Nethralaya in Chennai and get your father check-up there, ASAP.
My elder brother also had the same problem, he's in an on-going treatment right now.