New Treatment Found to Reduce Vision Loss from Central Retinal Vein Occlusion – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. The retina is the light sensitive tissue in the back of the eye. Dr. Emily Chew at the National Eye Institute explains that blood vessels in the retina come in two sizes.
Dr. Chew: One is sort of larger called the central retinal vein and the other is called the branch retinal vein, which are the smaller veins, smaller vessels in the eye.
Narrator: Currently, no treatment exists for central retinal vein occlusion, a blockage of the major blood vessels. But now a study has compared the safety and effectiveness of an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid for this condition which may improve patientsí vision. For details on the study visit www.nei.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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