Cite this page: Pernick, N. Retina: central retinal vein occlusion. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeretinacentralretinalvein.html. Accessed September 25th, 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