Central Retina Vein Occlusion
Central retina vein occlusion occurs when the retina’s primary vein becomes blocked. This blockage causes fluid accumulation to eventually leak from the vein. Once fluid leaks, it can enter the macula and blur the vision. In severe cases, central retina vein occlusion can result in a sudden and complete loss of vision.
If you are experiencing sudden blurred vision, please call California Retina Associates at (619) 425-7755 or (760) 352-7755 today to schedule an appointment at one of our San Diego area offices.
There are two types of central retina vein occlusion: Ischemic and Non-Ischemic. Of these Non-Ischemic is the most common and can typically be treated with medical injections or laser treatment. Ischemic is a more severe type of vascular occlusion and may not respond to either of these treatments.
Central retina vein occlusion is more common in people over the age of 50, particularly those with high blood pressure or diabetes. Glaucoma may also increase risks for this disease.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of central retina vein occlusion in the San Diego area, please contact California Retina Associates today. We maintain offices in El Centro and Chula Vista for the convenience of our patients.