Retinal Vein and Artery Occlusion
Are you suffering from blurred vision or blind spots? Are you having unexplained pain or pressure in one of your eyes?
Retinal vein occlusion and retinal artery occlusion block the flow of blood to and from your retina, and can lead to permanent vision loss.
Our experienced ophthalmologists serving Shawnee Mission, KS, can diagnose and treat your occlusion to protect your vision.
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If you are experiencing changes in vision such as blind spots or eye pain, get in touch with us now. We will do everything we can to arrange for you to meet with an ophthalmologist who can provide the prompt diagnosis and treatment you need.
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The Symptoms Of Retinal Artery and Retinal Vein Occlusion
The symptoms of a retinal vein and retinal artery occlusion are similar. However, the symptoms of central retinal artery occlusion occur suddenly and require immediate treatment.
Contact our Lenexa, KS office serving Shawnee Mission right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
Blurred Vision or Blind Spots
An occlusion could cause blurry, distorted, or lost vision in a single part of your visual field, or your entire visual field.
Seeing dark spots or floating lines is also a common symptom of artery and vein occlusions.
Eye pain or pressure is a common symptom in retinal vein occlusion, but not retinal artery occlusion.
Retinal Complications Are Urgent Get In Touch With Us Today
Retinal diseases need to be treated as quickly as possible because they can lead to permanent vision loss. All our doctors at our Shawnee Mission-area office are board-certified and specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal conditions. They use the very latest diagnostic and treatment innovations, and continue their education by staying involved in research to advance the treatment of the retina, macula, and vitreous.
Do not wait to seek treatment if you are having symptoms of retinal disease. Scheduling an appointment could prevent you from permanently losing your vision.
Contact our Lenexa, KS, practice serving Shawnee Mission today to request your appointment.
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The Diagnostic Process
Retinal Vein Occlusion Treatment
Your doctor could choose to use an anti-vascular endothelial growth factor injection. This injection helps ease the swelling by stopping or slowing the blood vessels from leaking or new blood vessels from forming. Steroid injections can also be used to help alleviate the swelling. A local anesthetic is applied before the injections so there is minimal discomfort.
Focal Laser Therapy
If the vein occlusion is causing fluid to build up in the macula (center of the retina), this laser therapy can cauterize the blood vessels in the back of your eye to keep them from leaking. This will reduce swelling and any pain associated with retinal vein occlusion. Since there are no pain receptors in the retina, you should feel no discomfort during this treatment.
If you have started to form new blood vessels, this surgery can help prevent new ones from forming by making tiny burns along the retina.
Retinal Artery Occlusion Treatments Timing Is Everything
Inhaling a mixture of carbon dioxide and oxygen causes the arteries to dilate and helps to release the occlusion.
Your doctor may be able to remove some of the fluid to help the clot move past your retina.
A clot-busting drug can be used to help remove the block and alleviate your symptoms.
Insurance Will Cover Retinal Procedures Don't Delay Treatment
Your medical insurance will contribute to the cost of treatment we provide at our practice serving Shawnee Mission, KS. Our staff will gladly work with your provider to secure the maximum coverage.
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