Central retinal vein occlusion

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 18 May 2018, last major update February 2014

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Cite this page: Pernick, N. Retina: central retinal vein occlusion. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeretinacentralretinalvein.html. Accessed December 17th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Painless decrease in vision, less severe than central retinal artery occlusion
  • May be partial / incomplete or complete
  • Fundoscopy: widespread retinal hemorrhage with swelling and edema
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Hemorrhage in all layers of retina with diffuse hemorrhage and ischemic changes