Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Retinal Vein Occlusion Underlying Cause

Central retinal vein occlusion results from a blood clot in the main vein that drains blood from the eye. When the vein becomes blocked, back pressure causes blood to leak into the retina, which causes malfunction of the retina and loss of vision.

Causes of central retinal vein occlusion include:

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Last Updated: Jan 26, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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