A milder, more common version of RVO that includes a partial blockage of the central vein. Symptoms include sudden loss of vision in one eye, or distorted/blurry vision.
The progressed form of RVO, which includes total blockage of the central vein. Restricted blood flow causes a severe loss of vision, which can lead to abnormal new blood vessel growth in the eye. Symptoms include sudden loss of vision, distorted or blurry vision, and in some cases, pain.
RVO is associated with aging individuals with either hypertension, diabetes, or glaucoma. However, RVO can affect anybody.
Depending on the diagnosis, laser or injections of medication into the eye may be performed to stabilize the blood leakage caused by RVO.
Unfortunately, there are no preventative measures one can take for RVO. One should see a doctor immediately upon noticing the symptoms of RVO.