Central Retinal Vein Occlusion
CRVO occur when the blood us unable to return out of your eye to your heart due to obstruction of the outflow of blood through the central retinal vein. The build up of pressure through the venous system causes the vessels to haemorrhage and all components of blood including plasma escape into the retina. The leakage of blood components into the retina can cause vision loss. The vision loss from a central retinal vein occlusion typically is painless and can range from mild to severe. In our opinion, patients who are treated early in the disease have the best chance of getting the best possible outcomes from their vision.
If you suspect you may be experiencing this problem, for assessment and treatment of your eyes, an appointment can be made to see one of our Eye Surgeons Dr Shanel Sharma, Dr Neil Sharma, Dr Ju-Lee Ooi who all have an interest in central retinal vein occlusions. Bookings can be made for our Bondi Junction rooms (02) 9387 5300 or Miranda office (02) 9531 5300. During your appointment your pupils will be dilated, you may need a fundus fluorescein angiogram to help confirm the diagnosis, and you may be recommended to have treatment with an injection of an anti – VEGF agent, which will usually happen on the same day. Do not plan to drive home from your appointment, and consider bringing a relative or friend to your appointment. Sometimes patients require laser treatment to help treat a component of this disease process.