The Retina Reference

Asymptomatic Peripheral Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion

A 65 year old woman with hypercholesterolemia was found to have an asymptomatic sector of intraretinal hemorrhage in the superotemporal periphery of the right eye. The black arrow indicates the arteriovenous crossing at which a branch retinal vein occlusion has occurred. The blue arrows denote the borders of the involved retinal sector with intraretinal hemorrhages. It would be unusual for a small peripheral branch retinal vein occlusion such as this to be associated with later retinal neovascularization.