Central retinal vein occlusion

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What is central retinal vein occlusion?

Central retinal vein occlusion is a blockage of the small veins that carry blood away from the retina. This blockage obstructs the vision signals to the brain causing blurred vision or loss of vision. Usually this is caused by hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) and formation of clots.

Common symptoms reported by people with central retinal vein occlusion

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with central retinal vein occlusion

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lucentis)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with central retinal vein occlusion, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with central retinal vein occlusion

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lucentis)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with central retinal vein occlusion, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has central retinal vein occlusion on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 1
40s 2
50s 8
60s 6
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 10
Female 9

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 16
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from central retinal vein occlusion patients who have completed their condition history
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