The Retina Reference

Laser Chorioretinal Venous Anastomosis - Fresh

Fundus photograph of an eye with a nonischemic central retinal vein occlusion immediately following a laser chorioretinal venous anastomosis procedure. The eye has disk edema, dilated veins, macular edema, cotton wool spots, and intraretinal hemorrhages. Three sites were chosen (black arrows). Small plumes of overlying vitreous hemorrhage are typical after the laser energy ruptures the vein. These stop spontaneously with pressure on the contact lens. The white burn at the level of the retinal pigment epithelium can be seen at each site.