Central Retinal Vein Occlsion

The retina is nourished by blood flow, which provides nutrients and oxygen that nerve cells need. When there is a blockage in the veins into the retina, retinal vein occlusion may occur.  Central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) is a blockage of the main vein in the retina. Blockage of the small veins in the retinaContinue reading “Central Retinal Vein Occlsion”

When you need blood work

Did you know that the retina receives its nourishment through many blood vessels?    When there’s damage to these blood vessels, we call this retinopathy.   Often, retinopathy occurs due to systemic diseases, such as diabetes or hypertension.   Blood work confirms this.   Retinopathy lesions are commonly seen in middle aged and elderly people without diabetes. Ocular conditionsContinue reading “When you need blood work”

A Fluffy, White Patch in Your Eye

A fluffy, white patch in your eye is called a “cotton-wool spot” and can represent a compromise to the circulation and vascular system.   They can also indicate damage to the retinal nerve fibers, with build-up of material that doesn’t belong there.   Sometimes you can have a sudden “blind spot,” blurry vision, or peripheral vision loss.  Continue reading “A Fluffy, White Patch in Your Eye”