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Retinal Vein Occlusion

Understanding Retinal Vein Occlusion: Navigating Your Eye Health with Peak Retina


Welcome to Peak Retina, your dedicated partner in preserving and enhancing your eye health. We understand the importance of clear and healthy vision, and we are committed to providing you with the best care for all your retinal concerns. In this article, we will explore Retinal Vein Occlusion, a condition that can affect your vision and quality of life.

What is Retinal Vein Occlusion?

Retina scan showing Retinal Vein Occlusion

Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO) is a vascular condition that occurs when one of the veins carrying blood away from the retina becomes blocked or “occluded.” The retina is the light-sensitive tissue located at the back of your eye, responsible for capturing light and transmitting visual information to your brain.

When a retinal vein becomes blocked, it can lead to a buildup of pressure and fluid in the retina, causing various vision problems. RVO can be broadly categorized into two main types:

Causes and Risk Factors

RVO is typically associated with various risk factors and underlying health conditions, including:

Symptoms of Retinal Vein Occlusion

Amsler grid showing wavy vision

The symptoms of RVO can vary depending on the type and severity of the occlusion. Common symptoms may include:

Early Detection and Treatment

Early diagnosis and treatment are essential to prevent further vision loss and manage the underlying causes of RVO. At Peak Retina, our experienced retina specialists utilize advanced diagnostic techniques to assess the health of your retina and identify the type and severity of RVO.

Treatment options for RVO may include:

Recovery and Follow-up Care

Recovering from RVO treatment may take time, and it’s important to attend all follow-up appointments to monitor your progress. Your doctor will work closely with you to manage any underlying health conditions and help you regain the best possible vision.


Retinal Vein Occlusion is a complex condition that can significantly impact your vision and overall quality of life. At Peak Retina, we are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality care and support during your journey to better eye health.

Your vision is precious, and we are here to help you navigate through the challenges of RVO. If you experience any symptoms or have concerns about your eye health, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our compassionate team of retina specialists is ready to assist you in preserving and enhancing your vision. Your vision is our priority at Peak Retina, and we are here to guide you every step of the way.