Retinal Vascular Occlusions in Chesterfield, MO

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What is retinal vascular occlusion?

The retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of your eye, has a network of blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients to it. When a blood clot forms in one of these vessels, it is called a retinal vascular occlusion. Patients who have this condition may experience a sudden change in vision as the clot may create a build-up of fluid that prevents the retina from filtering light. Our comprehensive vision center, West County Ophthalmology, offers diagnosis and treatment options to help patients with retinal vascular occlusion. If you experience a sudden change in vision in Chesterfield or O'Fallon, MO, then contact our center right away.

How is retinal vascular occlusion treated?

Our center offers several different laser treatments that help retinal vascular occlusion, including focal laser treatment, grid laser treatment, and panretinal photocoagulation. After a comprehensive exam, we can help you decide which treatment option is right for you. In these procedures, a targeted laser is used to destroy or seal abnormal blood vessels in the retina. While this may not fix changes to your vision, it can help prevent more damage from occurring. These treatments can also be used to address diabetic retinopathy and macular edema. In order to preserve and prevent further damage to vision, it is essential that you receive treatment as soon as possible. 

Treatment for blood clots on the retina

West County Ophthalmology works to ensure all of our patients have access to comprehensive vision care that helps diagnose and prevent vision loss from conditions like retinal vascular occlusion. If you have noticed a change in your vision, including vision loss or blurriness in your central vision, contact one of our facilities right away to schedule a comprehensive exam. 

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