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A simple vision test that looks like graph paper with a dot in the middle. May be used at home as a tool to monitor vision between eye care appointments.

A treatment for MEfRVO designed to block VEGF (a protein made by the blood vessels that, at high levels, can cause blood vessels to leak fluid and also result in the growth of abnormal blood vessels).

Hardening of the arteries.

An eye disease in which a blood clot blocks one or more veins branching out from the central retinal vein (the main vein that drains blood away from the retina), causing fluid to leak into the retina.

An eye disease in which a blood clot blocks the central retinal vein (the main vein that drains blood away from the retina), causing fluid to leak into the retina.

An exam for checking the back of the eye, including the retina, for signs of problems or changes. To see into the back of the eye, the doctor puts drops into the eye to dilate (widen) the pupil.

A chart for measuring visual acuity (how well a person sees) that has rows of letters that get smaller from top to bottom. A person reads the smallest letters seen. The more letters seen, the better the vision.

A test in which dye is used to show the blood vessels in the back of the eye.

A test in which a special camera takes photos showing the inside of the back of the eye.

High pressure in the eye.

A doctor trained to give low vision examinations and prescribe low vision devices and services.

The part of the retina responsible for sharp central vision.

When the macula of the eye swells with fluid.

A test that shows the layers and thickness of the retina.

The opening that controls the amount of light entering the eye.

The light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye.

A protein made by the blood vessels that, at high levels, can cause blood vessels to leak fluid and also result in the growth of abnormal blood vessels.

Measures how well you see the letters on an eye chart from a distance.


MEfRVO Patient Brochure

Download this helpful brochure for information on how MEfRVO can affect your vision, how EYLEA works and more. This brochure is available in multiple languages.

Important Safety Information
  • EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection is a prescription medication administered by injection into the eye. You should not use EYLEA if you have an infection in or around the eye, eye pain or redness, or known allergies to any of the ingredients in EYLEA, including aflibercept.
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