What is Retinal Vein Occlusion?
Retinal Vein Occlusion is a common cause of blindness in those with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and smokers. People who have Retinal Vein Occlusion may develop macular edema or growths of abnormal blood vessels on the retina’s surface.
- These conditions affect the entire body, including your eyes, kidneys, heart and brain.
- Dr. Pandya says ‘you can lose your toes to diabetes, and your eyes are no different’.
- Anyone with these conditions can suffer from blindness, especially if his or her blood glucose and blood pressure is uncontrolled.
- Whenever blood flow to the Retina is compromised from diabetes and high blood pressure, the vital tissues of the Retina are subject to damage from a lack of oxygen and nutrients.
- Damaged Retinal blood vessels can cause a blood clot to form and this leads to decreased vision.
- We strongly urge all of Our Patients to seek a primary care physician to help manage their diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.
- Our goal is to maximize your vision and improve your quality of life.
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As President of the American Retina Forum, Dr. Pandya continues to be a leader within the Vitreoretinal community both locally and nationwide. Dr. Pandya strives to provide personalized and compassionate care for all of his patients.