Retinal Vein Occlusion

Blood moves through your eye very rapidly. Normally blood will enter and leave the eye all at the same rate, so everything is in balance. A vein occlusion occurs when there is an obstruction of blood leaving the eye, and so blood doesn’t get out of the eye as fast as it should. This imbalance causes fluid and blood to accumulate in the eye leading to sudden vision loss.


  • Blurry fluctuating vision
  • Red eyes
  • Itchy, irritated eyes
  • Sandy, gritty sensation

People with hypertension, diabetes, glaucoma, or arteriosclerosis are more likely to develop these problems.

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