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Retinal Vein Occlusion

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@rosemarya

@ashby1947, I was diagnosed with BRVO (Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion) nearly 5 years ago. I receive regularly scheduled injections for the inflamation that occurs when blood seepsfrom the vein and causes blood to puddle inside the eye. I understand your anxiety, however, I want to stress that the retina specialist is highly skilled and will perform specialized imaging scans to see what is going on inside your eye.
Here are discussions where other members are sharing their experiences. I invite you to tread thru them, and join in anywhere.

Slow degradation of my vision. Seeing a retina specialist
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/after-a-slow-degradation-of-my-vision-especially-close-as-in-computer/
Central retinal artery occlusion
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/central-retinal-artery-occlusion/
Ashby1947, I hope that you can feel some comfort in knowing that you are not alone. Please let me know how I can help you as you prepare for the appointment.

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Rosemary, thank you very much for your supportive and informative post. I saw the retinal specialist yesterday and have been diagnosed with central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). He gave me an injection of Avastin, and I am very hopeful that I will regain some of the lost eyesight. I will be having injections on a monthly basis for awhile, and then we will know more. Right now, I'm feeling quite positive and confident. Well….. the eye is a little uncomfortable after the procedure, but that will be better in another day or so. The links were interesting and reassuring. Do you know why you developed BRVO? I have had glaucoma since I was 35, and the doc said that is a significant factor in the occlusion. HBP is also a culprit. I've had problems in the past; however, my BP is well under control now.

I believe a lot of people live with this, and I hope anyone who is experiencing CRVO to contribute to the conversation for information and support.

Thank you again.

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