Branch Retinal Vein Occulusion / Central Retinal Vein Occlusion (BRVO/CRVO)

Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion / Central Retinal Vein Occlusion
(also known as BRVO/CRVO)

The doctors at The Eye Associates are always on call. If you are experiencing decreased vision, please call our office at toll free 1-866-865-2020 for a comprehensive medical eye exam. 

A retinal vein occlusion occurs when there is an abrupt blockage of the small veins that carry blood away from the retina. This usually occurs due to atherosclerosis (thickening) of retinal arteries that subsequently compress the vein as both vessels are inside the same sheath and run together. This blockage of blood flow is like having a “stroke” inside the eye. Damage to the retina includes bleeding, macular edema (swelling), and possibly new leaky blood vessel formation that can lead to blindness.
Risk Factors include:

  • Age
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Atherosclerosis (High Cholesterol)
  • Diabetes, and Glaucoma

Treatments
Treatments include a combination of eye medications (intravitreal ANTI-VEGF injections/implants, steroids) and laser therapy to treat macular edema and new blood vessel growth.

Dr. Joshua Mali, Fellowship Trained Retina Specialist, explains, ‘I will work with patients to provide the optimal treatment strategy for their vision needs. I enjoy working with all our patients in a team approach in order provide the highest quality of eyecare. I strive everyday to ensure all my patients achieve their best visual potential to enjoy their lives.”

The Eye Associates has 4 Fellowship Trained Retina Specialists on staff covering the Gulf coast area from Sun City Center to Sarasota. We have the advanced technology and equipment to offer you the best treatments.

The doctors at The Eye Associates are always on call. If you are experiencing decreased vision, please call our office at toll free 1-866-865-2020 for a comprehensive medical eye exam.