If you have retinal vein occlusions, call your doctor right away. He or she will recommend the best course of treatment. This may include:
- Laser treatments, which can help reduce your risk of complications like macular edema and glaucoma.
- Injections of a drug called antivascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGf), which can also help prevent glaucoma from developing.
If your retinal vein occlusion is a complication of another condition – such as atherosclerosis, diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol – treating and managing the underlying problem can help prevent veins from becoming blocked. Your doctor will discuss the best options with you.