out If You Have One of These Common Conditions Above
tissue we have needs oxygen to live. With vein occlusion, there
is a block of blood vessels to the retinal vein which doesn't
allow oxygen to travel to the tissue. This leads to hemorrhages in
the retina and also glaucoma. If the block affects the macula
(central vision), recovery is much more difficult than
if the block were to affect a branch vein (peripheral vision).
is thought to be age-related most commonly affecting those
over 60 years old. People with diabetes, hypertenstion (high
blood-pressure) and cardiovascular disease are more
likely to obtain this condition.
area of vision impaired (central vein)
vision is fuzzy or blurred (branch vein)
vein occlusion primarily deals with stopping the effects of this condition.
One method of treating it is through LASER treatment. Some people
have been known to cure themselves and the excess blood
gradually dissipates. For this reason, LASER treatment usually
is not looked into for a considerable amount of time as doctors would
not want to perform unnecessary surgery.