Retinal venous occlusions: diagnosis and choice of treatments

Ophthalmic Res. 2013;49(4):215-22. doi: 10.1159/000346734. Epub 2013 Feb 8.


Retinal vascular occlusive disorders constitute one of the major causes of blindness and impaired vision. There is marked controversy on their pathogeneses, clinical features and particularly their management. Recently, advances in clinical research added antivascular endothelial growth factor, corticosteroids and sustained-release implants to our armamentarium in the management of retinal vein occlusions. The purpose of our paper is to provide an update and a brief review on the current treatment options of retinal vein occlusions.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnostic Techniques, Ophthalmological
  • Humans
  • Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations / administration & dosage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion / diagnosis*
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion / therapy*


  • Pharmaceutical Preparations