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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is branch retinal vein occlusion?

The retina is a thin layer of tissue that lines the back of the eyes. It is responsible for turning the light signals your eyes receive into images in your brain. Your retina has one main artery and one main vein. When branches of the retinal vein become blocked, it is called branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). The obstruction in the vein might cause leakage of blood and fluid into the retina, resulting in blurry vision and even vision loss.

Symptoms of branch retinal vein occlusion

  • Blind spots or blind areas in vision

  • Poor vision

  • Double vision

  • Eye pain

Questions your doctor may ask to check for branch retinal vein occlusion

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose branch retinal vein occlusion

  • Do you have partial loss of vision?

  • Do you feel that your eyesight is worsening recently?

  • Do you have double vision?

  • Do you have eye pain?

Treatment for branch retinal vein occlusion

Your doctor may prescribe you with anti-inflammatory injections to reduce the swelling in your retina and improve vision. Your doctor may also recommend laser treatment to reduce fluid leakage from the obstructed vessels.

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  • Nourinia R, Ghassempour M, Ahmadieh H, Abtahi SH. Branch retinal vein occlusion after COVID-19. J Fr Ophtalmol. 2021 Oct;44(8):e441-e443. doi: 10.1016/j.jfo.2021.06.003. Epub 2021 Jul 8. PMID: 34325925; PMCID: PMC8264517.

  • Muraoka Y, Tsujikawa A. Arteriovenous crossing associated with branch retinal vein occlusion. Jpn J Ophthalmol. 2019 Sep;63(5):353-364. doi: 10.1007/s10384-019-00676-5. Epub 2019 Aug 8. PMID: 31396750.

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