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How is retinal vein occlusion treated?

There is no known cure for retinal vein occlusion, though in some cases intraocular injections, laser surgery, or an operation may be used to reduce the macular edema and stabilize or improve vision. In severe CRVO, laser surgery is used to prevent or treat the abnormal blood vessel growth that can lead to glaucoma or bleeding. In some cases surgery may be necessary.

You may be able to prevent retinal vein occlusion from occurring again by properly managing any health conditions that contribute to this eye problem (such as diabetes, glaucoma or high blood pressure).

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