In this article, Dr.Stéphanie Zwillinger unravels CRVO, or central retinal vein occlusion, a retinal pathology. She explains to us the risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, but also the evolution of this retinal obstruction as well as its treatment.
CRVO: “There’s more than one type of retinal occlusion.”
There are two types of central retinal occlusion:
- CRVO: central retinal occlusion;
- Hemi-CRVO: hemi-central retinal occlusion (whole of the retina isn’t affected).
The central retinal occlusion results from a clot, or a veinal flux reduction at an optic nerve level.
Risk factors of CRVO
There is no such a thing as factors that will trigger the central vein occlusion. However, there are risk factors, such as (non exhaustive list):
- age and gender (male, mostly);
- other pathologies, like arterial hypertension, sleep apnea,…;
- family history of CRVO;
- systemic diseases (leucemia, arteriovenous malformation,…).
You now want to know the symptoms of this vein occlusion? Or how to get a diagnosis, as well as its evolution or the existing treatments?
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