What is Retinal vein occlusion

Retinal vein occlusion is a condition where one of the blood vessels in draining blood from the retina becomes blocked. The causes of this can include high blood pressure, atherosclerosis (hardening of the blood vessels), blood clotting disorders, high cholesterol, diabetes and other rare problems like inflammation inside the eye.

There is usually no pain in the eye when a retinal vein occlusion happens.

There is usually no redness in the eye either.

Over time the retinal haemorrhages will fade. However the damage can continue due to blood in the retinal layers. Treatments are available to reduce the damage in the eye.

Most of the time, the treatments cannot reverse the damage to the eye. In most cases, measures can be taken to reduce the eventual damage (damage limitation). These decisions can be complex and depend upon the type of retinal vein occlusion.

Please ask your doctor regarding your treatment options.

How can we help

Treatment of retinal vein occlusions includes

General treatment

  1. Blood pressure control
  2. Blood tests to look for bleeding or clotting disorders, review of vascular risk factors by primary care physicians (General practioner)
  3. Diabetes control ( if diabetic)
  4. Treatment of high cholesterol ( if cholesterol levels are high)

Specific eye treatment

  1. Laser treatment – focal laser treatment
  2. Laser treatment – sector or PRP laser treatment
  3. Injection treatment – Intravitreal Avastin
  4. Injection treatment – Intravitreal Lucentis
  5. Injection treatment – Intravitreal Eylea
  6. Injection treatment – Intravitreal Triamcinolone
  7. Vitreous implant treatment – Intra vitreal Ozurdex
before and after treatment uveitis CMO

Mr Saeed specializes in the treatment of retinal eye diseases. He regularly performs assessments and treatments for retinal vein occlusions, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic maculopathy and other retinal diseases.

Mr Saeed also treats retinopathy with lasers including mono-spot laser, multi-spot VALON laser and the latest pattern PASCAL lasers.

He also treats diabetic retinopathy with non-LASER methods like intra-vitreal injections of Lucentis, Avastin, Eylea, triamcinolone or intra-vitreal implants like Ozurdex.

Mr Saeed will assess you and work out a tailor made plan for your level of retinopathy.

You may have retinal photographs and scans to document your retinal condition. Mr Saeed will then explain your level of retinopathy. If you need a monitoring of your eye disease a further appointment may be scheduled. However if you need treatment, this will usually require laser or injection treatment.

Why go Private?

There may be many advantages to going private.

Private treatment is quicker.

You get your treatment at the time and date you want.

Your treatment can be scheduled most days of the week.

Consistency of treatment (you know who your doctor is and meet him at every visit compared to public sector hospital where you may meet a different doctor every time)

You can get treatments not offered on the public sector (NHS)

You get consultant delivered consultation, treatment, surgery and post-operative care with