Vascular Eye Disease
Retinal vascular diseases are conditions that can block or restrict the blood flow to the eye. They are most common in people suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes. Other factors that increase risk include increasing age, high cholesterol and smoking. Retinal vascular diseases include aneurysms, vascular occlusion and ocular ischemic syndrome. In these conditions, there is a restriction of blood flow throughout the eye, which can lead to vision loss or blindness.
Symptoms may include:
- Sudden painless loss of vision
- Sudden appearance of floaters in vision
- Blurred vision
In some of these conditions you may not have any symptoms, but early detection can be key to preventing severe vision loss. Annual appointments with University Eye Specialists, P.C. can be vital in prevention and early detection.