The Retina Reference

Central Retinal Vein Occlusion Following Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion in the Same Eye

Not infrequently a patient will develop two sequential retinal vein occlusions. In this case a patient developed a branch retinal vein occlusion of the left eye and went on to develop retinal neovascularization inferotemporally for which sector scatter laser was applied (black arrow). Five years later the patient developed a central retinal vein occlusion in this eye as shown here. Note the disc hemorrhages, the dark and dilated veins, and the intraretinal hemorrhages in all four quadrants.