Retinal vein occlusion treatment
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Retinal vein occlusion treatment

See Eye Institute’s retinal vein occlusion specialists for the latest and most effective ‘day-stay’ treatments for CRVO and BRVO.

A retinal vein occlusion occurs when the blood vessels in your retina (the focusing surface at the back of your eye) become blocked. The result is often fluid leaking into the ‘gel’ of the eye, causing a ‘macular oedema’ which blurs vision. There is also a risk of ‘rubeosis’, when abnormal blood vessels grow into the eye and can eventually cause blindness.

It’s therefore essential to seek treatment for retinal vein occlusions as soon as you’re diagnosed. Eye Institute’s state-of-the-art technology and day-stay facilities mean many treatments for retinal vein occlusions are relatively fast and simple, and you should be able to go home the same day.

CRVO and BRVO treatment

Whether you suffer from Central Retinal Vein Occlusion (CRVO) or Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion (BRVO), you’ll benefit from the latest and most effective treatments at Eye Institute. Learn more about retinal vein occlusions here, or make an appointment with one of our eye specialists today.

Treatments for retinal vein occlusion

There are various treatments for retinal vein occlusion, but they depend on the stage and severity of your condition, so it’s important to get an expert diagnosis. The retinal specialists at Eye Institute will carefully assess your condition and recommend appropriate treatment.

In the first instance, your surgeon may recommend waiting for up to three months, as many retinal vein occlusions improve on their own over time. Other treatments can include:

Laser treatment for retinal vein occlusion

A process called laser photocoagulation uses a thermal laser to seal off leaking blood vessels and prevent further growth of blood vessels that lead to loss of vision.

Medication for retinal vein occlusion

If you suffer from macular oedema, you may benefit from injections of the drugs Lucentis and Triamcinolone, both of which have been shown to improve vision in patients with retinal vein occlusions.

Retinal vein occlusion surgery

There are a number of surgical treatments for retinal vein occlusions that may help to improve vision. All of these procedures involve a vitrectomy, followed by different techniques to improve your vision.

You’ll be able to discuss all of your treatment options with a retinal vein occlusion specialist when you make an appointment.

Make an appointment today

For more information or to discuss retinal vein occlusion treatment, make an appointment with one of our eye specialists today. Simply fill out an enquiry form or call 0800 39 35 27.

Part of your Retinal Vein Occlusion treatment may be FUNDED

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  • Your medical insurance may cover the cost of treatment
  • Please contact your insurance provider for more details
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