What’s my risk for RVO?
Know your risk factors for RVO (CRVO and BRVO)
Additional Risk Factors for CRVO:
If you are 40 years and under and develop RVO, your risk factors may be different. Visiting your PCP to have additional testing is important. 9
It is important for your PCP to know you have an RVO. Your PCP will check, monitor and treat high blood pressure, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, high cholesterol and sleep apnea.
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