What is CRVO?

Portrait of senior woman with blue shirt Many things can keep your eyes from performing their best, and when your eyes are compromised, it can make it challenging to go about your daily life. One way your eye health can suffer is from a condition called Central Retinal Vein Occlusion or CRVO, which can impact your vision.

The experts of Cape Fear Cataract specialize in treating many conditions that can impact your eyesight by using state-of-the-art treatment strategies that suit your needs. Here are a few things you should know about CRVO and how our office can help address its complications and help improve your vision.

How Does CRVO Work?

Most experts debate the specific cause of CRVO. However, most experts agree that CRVO is a condition that stems from a blot clot in the retina. These kinds of blood clots commonly occur in the central artery of the retina, which can restrict blood flow to the eye and make your vision blurry.

CRVO commonly affects patients over the age of 50, and additional factors can increase the risk of developing the condition, some of which can include

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Smoking
  • Migraines
  • Glaucoma

Symptoms of CRVO

Without intervention, CRVO can have far-reaching consequences. Blurred vision can start small but can quickly worsen. Also, CRVO can cause floaters, which are dark spots in your eyes, to develop and impact your vision.

Diagnosing CRVO

Speaking with an experienced professional is pivotal in accurately diagnosing CRVO and treating it properly. Medical specialists typically use a dilated exam to look closely at your eyes and check them for issues such as CRVO. Also, your doctor may use Optical Coherence Tomography to take images of your eyes and examine your retinas for signs of swelling.

Treating CRVO

Although CRVO can lead to several complications, early intervention can help lessen the chances of serious issues. Our office is specially equipped to deal with complications that CRVO can present, such as floaters, using laser-assisted floater removal procedures. If you’ve experienced vision issues and wish to be examined for CRVO or its possible symptoms, please get in touch with our office by calling us today at 910-769-4590.

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