Treatment for Hypertensive RetinopathyA major aim of treatment is to prevent and limit damage to the eye and target organs by addressing the root cause – hypertension – through medication and lifestyle changes. The eye is a prime target for complications due to high blood pressure and damage can be seen at very early stages. Regular eye examinations play an important role in preventing vision loss.
Treatments for Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO)RVO is usually treated in two ways. The first is to identify and treat any underlying medical problems that cause the condition. Laser treatment is used to address complications associated with RVO. In some cases where there is a macula swelling, injection into the vitreous cavity can help to reduce the swelling.
Treatment for Central Retinal Artery Occlusion (CRAO)CRAO is treated in two stages. The first is the rapid diagnosis and treatment of the vision loss by lowering the eye pressure with ocular massage, anterior chamber paracentesis and medication. The second stage is to find out the root cause for the condition. Prompt treatment improves the chance of recovering vision, but outcomes remain poor, with only one in four patients able to retain useful vision. This means the management of risk factors and regular eye examinations are extremely important in preventing this condition from occurring.
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