Retinal vein occlusions treatment

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This is the

2nd

cause of retinal vessel pathologies

What is it?

It is partial or full retinal vein occlusion. There are the following two types:

  • Central vein occlusion (the central vein of the retina is obstructed)
  • Branch vein occlusion. This consists of an obstruction caused by a blockage in the areas where the arteries and veins cross

Diagnosis examinations

  • Examination of the fundus of the eye
  • Fluorescein angiography (FA)
  • Retinography
  • OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography)

Prevention?

  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Control of the cholesterol levels of the blood
  • Quit smoking

Symptoms

  • Central vein occlusion: This causes a loss or decrease in sight that can even become very serious
  • Branch retinal vein occlusion. In many cases, depending on the area of the retina where it is located, it does not affect the patient’s entire sight. For example, people whose macular area (central area of the retina) is affected lose their central vision

Associated treatments

Generally, it can be treated with intravitreal injections of angiogenesis inhibitors or steroids and laser photocoagulation in the retina, in cases when this is necessary.

FAQs

IMO Institute of Ocular Microsurgery

Josep María Lladó, 3
08035 Barcelona
Phone: (+34) 934 000 700
E-mail: informacion@imo.es
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By car

GPS navigator coordinates:
41º 24’ 38” N – 02º 07’ 29” E

Exit 7 of the Ronda de Dalt (mountain side). The clinic has a car park with more than 200 parking spaces.

By bus

Autobus H2: Rotonda de Bellesguard, parada 1540

Autobus 196: Josep Maria Lladó-Bellesguard, parada 3191

Autobuses H2, 123, 196: Ronda de Dalt – Bellesguard, parada 0071

IMO Madrid

C/ Valle de Pinares Llanos, 3
28035 Madrid
Phone: (+34) 910 783 783
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Public transport

Metro Lacoma (líne 7)
Autobuses:

  • Lines 49 & 64, stop “Senda del Infante”
  • Line N21, stop “Metro Lacoma”

Timetables

Patient care:
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

IMO Andorra

Av. de les Nacions Unides, 17
AD700 Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra
Phone: (+37) 688 55 44
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IMO Manresa

C/ Carrasco i Formiguera, 33 (Baixos)
08242 – Manresa
Tel: (+34) 938 749 160
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Public transport

FGC. Line R5 & R50 direction Manresa. Station/Stop: Baixador de Manresa

Timetables

Monday to Friday, 08:30 A.M – 13:30 PM / 15:00 PM – 20:00 PM

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