The Retina Reference

Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion with Retinal Neovascularization and Preretinal Hemorrhage

This is a fundus photograph of the right eye of a 70 year old woman with an old branch retinal vein occlusion (green arrow) with retinal neovascularization (black arrows) and preretinal hemorrhage (white arrow). She was asymptomatic and has 20/20 visual acuity with this eye. Note that the neovascularization occurs at the border of ischemic and normal retina. The recommended treatment was sector panretinal photocoagulation to the area of the occlusion to reduce the chance of vitreous hemorrhage.