What are the initial signs and symptoms of central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO)?

Updated: Apr 18, 2019
  • Author: Lakshmana M Kooragayala, MD; Chief Editor: Douglas R Lazzaro, MD, FAAO, FACS  more...
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Answer

Ocular symptoms at initial presentation are as follows:

  • Asymptomatic

  • Decreased vision

  • Visual loss can be sudden or gradual, over a period of days to weeks. Visual loss ranges from mild to severe. Patients can present with transient obscurations of vision initially, later progressing to constant visual loss.

  • Photophobia

  • Painful blind eye

  • Redness of eyes


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