Patient Stories

Meet Lynn, who explains her decision to participate, as well as her overall experience of being part of a clinical trial for treatment of complications related to a retinal condition called retinal vein occlusion (RVO)

Meet Donna, who explains her experience with anti-VEGF injections for RVO

Barriers to eye care


  1. American Academy of Ophthalmology. Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion (BRVO) treatment. Reviewed by Gregory NZ, September 8, 2020. Accessed December 28, 2020. Available from:
  2. Shiroma, H.F., Takaschima, A.K.K., Farah, M.E. et al. Patient pain during intravitreal injections under topical anesthesia: A systematic review. Int J Retina Vitreous. 2017;3:23.

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Scientific Council

Neil M. Bressler, MD

James P. Gills Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, MD

A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO

Specializing in Diabetes Eye Care & Education, Chous Eye Care Associates
Adjunct Professor of Optometry, Western University of Health Sciences
AOA Representative, National Diabetes Education Program
Tacoma, WA

Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO

Chief of Optometry, Sepulveda VA Medical Center
Professor, Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University
Sepulveda, CA

Julia A. Haller, MD

Wills Eye Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Allen C. Ho, MD, FACS

Director, Retina Research
Wills Eye Hospital
Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Philadelphia, PA

Charles C. Wykoff, MD, PhD

Director of Research, Retina Consultants of Houston
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Blanton Eye Institute & Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX

Patient & Caregiver Educational Resources

The RELIEF Patient Toolkit is a resource center for patients who have been diagnosed with or who are interested in learning about Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO). Choose from the options below to learn more.

This activity is provided by Med Learning Group.
This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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