The treatment options vary from retinal laser to injections in the eye that a very similar to the injections used in macular degeneration.
Sometimes there may be no retinal vein occlusion symptoms at all. It may just be an incidental finding by an optometrist who has noticed that there's a pattern of haemorrhages or changes along the blood vessels.
The highest risk factors for retinal vein occlusion causes lie with abnormalities of blood pressure, called hypertension, or abnormalities of raise cholesterol. These are important risk factors to test for and modify.
The retina is a structure within the eye that captures light and makes the picture. It consists of very fine blood vessels and nerves. Sometimes there can be bleeding on the surface.
Anyone who has diabetes for long enough will eventually develop some degree of changes on their retina. That may be mild diabetic retinopathy or mild diabetic maculopathy where there are just a few haemorrhages.