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Retinal Vascular Disorders

Retinal Vascular Disorders - Causes and Risk Factors

What are the risk factors?
Risk factors for Hypertensive Retinopathy

Risk factors for hypertensive retinopathy include chronic hypertension or high blood pressure, especially if the condition is not well controlled. ​

Risk factors for Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO)
Risk factors for RVO include:

  • Older age
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • High cholesterol
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Bleeding or clotting disorders
  • Vasculitis and autoimmune disorders
  • Use of oral contraceptive pills

Risk factors for Retinal Artery Occlusion (RAO)
Risks factors for RAO include smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, coronary heart disease and a history of stroke. About 75% of CRAO cases occur in those with hypertension or blocked arteries in the heart.

Retinal Vascular Disorders - Preparing for surgery

Retinal Vascular Disorders - Post-surgery care

Retinal Vascular Disorders - Other Information

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