Central Retinal Vein Occlusion

Sohan Singh Hayreh, MD, MS, PhD, DSc, FRCS, FRCOphth

Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology 
Ocular Vascular Clinic
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
The University of Iowa
Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine

please note

This information is intended primarily for ophthalmologists. It is a summary of material published in peer reviewed ophthalmic journals. For more detailed information, please refer to the papers in the bibliography and the various cited articles in those papers.
Dr. Hayreh does not give an opinion without personally examining a patient; he feels that to do so is unethical and potentially dangerous.


Central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) is a common cause of marked or total loss of vision in the middle-aged and elderly population, but no age group is immune to it. Although the disease entity has been known since 1878 and a large volume of literature has been published on the subject, its management is still ill-understood and controversial.

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