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Who is at risk for a retinal vein occlusion?

Certain illnesses increase your risk for developing retinal vein occlusion, including:

  • Diabetes;
  • Glaucoma;
  • High blood pressure;
  • Age-related vascular (blood vessel) disease;
  • Blood disorders.

If a branch retinal vein occlusion occurs in one eye, there is an increased chance (about 10 percent) that a branch or central vein occlusion will occur in the other eye in the future.

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