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Retinal vein occlusion

This fact sheet covers the condition called retinal vein occlusion. Retinal vein occlusion (RVO) occurs when one of the veins in the retina becomes blocked.

RVO affects about one to two per cent of people over 40, although most cases occur in people over 60. It usually only occurs in one eye. About 10 per cent of people with RVO will eventually develop the problem in the other eye.

You can reduce the risk of retinal vein occlusion recurring or impacting your other eye. This fact sheet addresses the risk factors, symptoms and treatment options.

Th retinal vein occlusion fact sheet is free for download, or you can order one to be sent to you in hard copy.