Myths and Facts about RVO
Retinal vein occlusions can have no symptoms, very subtle symptoms or major symptoms. It is important to speak with your eye doctor about any change in your vision. 1
About 48% of RVOs are caused by high blood pressure, 20% of RVOs are caused by high cholesterol and 5% are caused by diabetes. 2
58% of people with CRVO under age 50 have non-traditional risk factors such as blood clotting disorders and autoimmune disorders. 3
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- O’Mahoney PRA, Wong DT, Ray JG. Retinal vein occlusion and traditional risk factors for atherosclerosis. Arch Ophthalmol. 2008;126:692-699.
- Rothman AL, Thomas AS, Khan K, Fekrat S. Central retinal vein occlusion in young individuals: A comparison of risk factors and clinical outcomes. Retina. 2019;39:1917-1924.