Central retinal vein occlusion

Topic Completed: 1 February 2014

Revised: 5 April 2019

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PubMed Search: central retinal vein occlusion[title] pathology

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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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 October 22nd, 2019.
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
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