If you experience a blockage in one of the small veins that carries blood to the retina, the resulting condition is likely Retinal Vein Occlusion.
If you are suffering from this condition, you may notice a sudden decrease in vision or the onset of blurriness in one eye.
Diabetes and high blood pressure are common risk factors. After age 50, your risk for this condition increases. A reduction in swelling is the goal of treatment. This may be achieved by the strategic use of laser surgery and intravitreal injections.
If you believe that you are experiencing conditions as described above or are concerned about the health of your eyes, it is important to see an eye care specialist immediately. If you have been diagnosed with a retina condition or have been referred to a retina specialist in East Tennessee and would like to make an appointment with Dr. Matt Cole, Knoxville Retina Specialist at Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun, call (865) 584-0905.