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Central retinal vein occlusion
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 H34.8
ICD-9 362.35
DiseasesDB 11421
eMedicine article/798583
MeSH D012170

The central retinal vein is the venous equivalent of the central retinal artery, and like that blood vessel can suffer from occlusion (central retinal vein occlusion), similar to that seen in ocular ischemic syndrome. Since the central retinal artery and vein are the sole source of blood supply and drainage for the retina, such occlusion can lead to severe damage to the retina and blindness, due to ischemia (restriction in blood supply) and edema (swelling)[1].


  1. ^ Hayreh SS, Zimmerman MB, Podhajsky P. "Incidence of various types of vein occlusion and their recurrent demographic characteristics." Am J Ophthalmol. 1994; 117:429-441.


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