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Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion

BRVO is a disease of retinal circulation which may affect a patient’s vision. Macular ischemia, edema, vitreous hemorrhage, or neovascular glaucoma all may occur. The disease is more common with increasing age and in patients with hypertension, diabetes, or hypercholesterolemia.

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Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachments are an ocular emergency. When the retina detaches from the eye wall, it no longer sees normally. Surgical repair is indicated. Vitrectomy, scleral buckle, or pneumatic retinopexy are the treatment modalities most frequently utilized.

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Posterior Vitreous Detachment & Retinal Tear

One of the most frequent conditions ophthalmologists encounter is posterior vitreous detachment. While the condition is relatively common, complications such as vitreous hemorrhage, retinal tear, or retinal detachment are not. As the symptoms of PVD, retinal tear, and retinal detachment are similar, a complete examination including dilated fundoscopy, and sometimes retinal imaging or ultrasonography, should be performed in a timely manner.

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