Understand how Macular Edema following Retinal Vein Occlusion (MEfRVO) can impact vision.
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MEfRVO is a serious eye condition that can quickly get worse or lead to a complete loss of vision.1,2 The good news is that treatment options are available, and you've taken steps to help manage your MEfRVO.3-6
MEfRVO occurs when a blood vessel in the retina becomes blocked by a blood clot (also called a retinal vein occlusion) and leaks fluid into the macula.7,8 Vision loss or blurring happens as the macula swells with the fluid.1,2 There are 2 types of MEfRVO: MEfBRVO and MEfCRVO.
MEfCRVO occurs when the central retinal vein becomes blocked by a blood clot.7 MEfCRVO occurs less often than Macular Edema following BRVO (MEfBRVO), making up 2 out of every 10 diagnosed cases of MEfRVO.9
MEfBRVO occurs when one or more veins branching out from the central retinal vein become blocked by a blood clot.8 Most diagnoses (8 out of 10 cases) of MEfRVO are MEfBRVO.9
MEfRVO may lead to vision loss.1,2 But you can take important steps to help your vision.3-6
Your eye care team can help you manage your eye health and treat your eye condition. Your loved ones are there to support you, too. Talk with them so they know how to best help you manage living with MEfRVO.
MEfRVO can cause vision problems and even a complete loss of vision. Symptoms may affect your ability to read, write, drive, and recognize faces.
Learn more about the common symptoms of MEfRVO by seeing life through In My Eyes. MEfRVO is a disease that can get worse, so taking action can make a difference. Share the app with your loved ones to help them better understand what you may be experiencing.
Your doctor may use the following tests to diagnose and monitor your condition and check your treatment progress:
Measures how well you see the letters on an eye chart from a distance.
Your doctor puts drops into your eye to dilate (widen) the pupil. He or she can then see the back of the eye, including the retina, for signs of problems or changes.
A special camera takes photos showing the inside of the back of the eye.
Dye is used to show the blood vessels in the back of the eye.
An imaging test that shows the layers and thickness of the retina.
Because MEfRVO can get worse, it is important that you check your vision in between eye appointments.14 The Amsler Grid . is a simple eye test you can do on your own at home every day.14
Follow the directions below to download your Amsler Grid. If you see any problem areas while you're giving yourself the test, mark them with a pencil on the Amsler Grid. If your vision is getting worse, contact your eye care team right away!
You or your loved ones can use the slider below to get an idea of what MEfRVO can do to your vision.
With MEfRVO, it's vital to keep your appointments and stay on course with your doctor's recommended treatment plan.3,4
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