Hi Carol – Thank you for your thoughtful reply. I'm glad your husband's situation is stable. Did the doctor provide any reason for the retinal vein occlusion? Is it branch or central vein occlusion? My CRVO is due to a combination of glaucoma and HPB. My cardiologist thinks it's more the glaucoma since my BP is under control. However, I have had serious heart issues in the past, so who knows. It is what it is. My Retinal specialist was quite optimistic about me regaining sight in the affected eye. He said it would take time, but I expect most of the vision to return. Interesting, each case is so different. I have dry eyes and the doc said it was fine to use drops, gels, and a warm mast for my meibomian glands.
How is your husband dealing with the loss of vision? How does it affect his balance, his ability to read, use the computer, walk with confidence, etc? I have prism corrective lenses for reading and computer for the diplopia I developed after tube shunt surgery; however, I cannot wear those for walking around. The disorientation plus the loss of vision is a challenge…….
I am so grateful that I found this Mayo Clinic Connect site and have the opportunity to share experiences and information with others who are dealing with challenges. It was quite by accident….. I was walking into Mayo Jacksonville and noticed a monitor board mentioned this service. I believe that when we're open, the universe sends messages……