What is Retinal Vascular Occlusion?
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Retinal vascular occlusion or retinal vein occlusion is a disease that occurs as a result of a blood clot blocking the vessel, which can cause vision loss very quickly. It is mostly observed in diabetics, blood pressure patients, patients with high cholesterol and patients with circulatory system disorders. Venous occlusion occurs in two ways, namely central vein occlusion and branch vein occlusion.
Central vein occlusion occurs as a result of blockage that occurs in large vessels. Branchial Vein occlusion, on the other hand, occurs as a result of occlusion of small vessels, as well as points on top of each other of the two vessels.
Symptoms of retinal vascular occlusion:
The symptoms of retinal vascular occlusion are usually sudden blurred vision or loss of vision. This condition can occur within a few hours or within a few days. That is why it is so important to have an early diagnosis. It is necessary to visit an eye doctor as soon as possible, vision can sometimes disappear completely.
The importance of EYECHECKUP in early diagnosis makes a difference here. EyeCheckup can perform analysis in 200 ms. The image obtained with the fundus camera is analyzed with artificial intelligence and provides convenience to the ophthalmologist in diagnosis.
It can diagnose more than 20 disease pathologies along with retinal vascular occlusion.
While a healthy eye fundus image looks like this;
This is how a fundus image of an eye with retinal vascular occlusion looks like;
Or like this;
Can Retinal Vein Occlusion be Treated?
With early diagnosis of retinal vascular occlusion and the initiation of early treatment, approximately 1/3 of the patients show immediate improvement, while about 1/3 of them have visual impairment, and about 1/3 of them have been observed to gradually recover. However, it may take as long as an year to find out the result of the treatment.