Retinal Vein Occlusion
Retinal vein occlusion occurs when one of the veins carrying blood away from the retina becomes blocked or narrowed.
What is Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO)?
Retinal vein occlusion occurs when one of the veins carrying blood away from the retina becomes blocked or narrowed. This blockage disrupts the normal blood flow, leading to fluid leakage, swelling, and, in some cases, vision loss. RVO can be classified into two types: central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) and branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO), depending on the location of the blockage within the retinal blood vessels.
Treatments for Retinal Vein Occlusion
The appropriate treatment for RVO depends on the severity of the condition and the impact on your vision. Our experienced ophthalmologists will carefully evaluate your specific case to determine the most suitable treatment plan for you. Some of the treatment options for RVO may include:
- Observation and Monitoring: In mild cases of RVO, close monitoring of your condition may be recommended. Regular eye examinations and imaging tests will allow us to track any changes in your retina and vision. During this time, we will provide guidance and support to help manage any associated risk factors, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
- Eye injections: Eye injection of medications including anti-vascular endothelial growth factors (anti-VEGF) or steroids may be used to reduce the swelling and leakage in the retina. These medications can help improve vision and prevent further complications associated with RVO. Our ophthalmologists will discuss the benefits and potential risks of these medications with you, ensuring you are well-informed and involved in your treatment decisions.
- Laser Treatment: Laser therapy, such as focal laser photocoagulation, may be recommended for specific cases of RVO. This treatment aims to seal leaking blood vessels and reduce the swelling in the retina. Laser therapy is a targeted and precise procedure performed by our skilled ophthalmologists.
Eye Injections at Medical Optics
In some cases of RVO, eye injections may be necessary to deliver medications directly to the retina. These injections are typically performed in our state-of-the-art facility by our experienced ophthalmologists. Eye injections, such as anti-VEGF medications, can help reduce swelling, improve vision, and prevent further complications associated with RVO.
At Medical Optics, we understand that the thought of eye injections can be daunting. However, our compassionate team is committed to ensuring your comfort and well-being throughout the procedure. We will explain the process in detail, address any concerns you may have, and provide personalised care to make your experience as comfortable as possible.
If you suspect you may have retinal vein occlusion or have been diagnosed with RVO and are seeking specialised care, we invite you to schedule an appointment at Medical Optics. Our team is here to guide you through the treatment process, answer any questions you may have, and provide you with the comprehensive care you deserve.