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Retinal Vascular Disorders

Retinal Vascular Disorders - Causes and Risk Factors

What are the risk factors?
Risk factors for Hypertensive Retinopathy
Risks of hypertensive retinopathy include chronic hypertension or high blood pressure which puts the blood vessels under a prolonged state of abnormal pressure.

Risk factors for Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO)
Some risk factors of RVO are:
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Bleeding or clotting disorders
  • Vasculitis
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Use of oral contraceptives
  • Primary open-angle glaucoma or close-angle glaucoma

Risk factors for Central Retinal Artery Occlusion (CRAO)
Risks of CRAO include smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, coronary heart disease and a history of stroke. About 75% of CRAO cases occur in those with hypertension or blocked arteries in the heart.

Retinal Vascular Disorders - Preparing for surgery

Retinal Vascular Disorders - Post-surgery care

Retinal Vascular Disorders - Other Information

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