Retinal Vein Occlusion

There are veins in the retina that drain blood out of the retina, back to the heart. If those veins become blocked, this can cause fluid leakage, which can lead to vision loss. If you experience a sudden loss of your central vision or a blurry or missing area of vision, call our office at once.

Symptoms

  • Sudden, painless loss of vision
  • Sudden increase in floating spots or flashing lights
  • Blurred or missing area of vision
A blocked vein can cause leakage of blood into the retina and vision loss. This is known as a branch vein occlusion and can be treated with medication or a laser.

A blocked vein can cause leakage of blood into the retina and vision loss. This is known as a branch vein occlusion and can be treated with medication or a laser.

Causes of retinal vein occlusion

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Glaucoma, diabetes and other conditions

Treatment for retinal vein occlusion

The type of treatment depends on the cause of the blockage and the extent of the damage. A laser can be used to reduce leakage and the growth of abnormal new blood vessels.

Our Locations


We have multiple locations throughout Illinois for your convenience. Click on a location below for full details and directions.





 

Peoria Office


6800 N Knoxville Ave, Peoria, IL 61614

 

Phone: 309.692.2020 | Toll free: (800) 243-2020
M-F: 8:30am – 5:00p | 24-hour Emergency Service





 

Pekin Office


725 S 14th Street, Pekin, IL 61554

 

Phone: 309.353.6660 | Toll free: (800) 243-2020
M-F: 8:30am – 5:00p | 24-hour Emergency Service





 

Canton Office

Location is closing on April 30, 2018


180 South Main Street, Suite 2G, Canton, IL 61520

 

Phone: 309.647.3937 | Toll free: (800) 243-2020
M-F: 8:30am – 5:00p | 24-hour Emergency Service





 

Illinois Valley Eye Laser Institute


6800 N Knoxville Ave, Peoria, IL 61614

 

Phone: 309.689.0700 | Toll free: (800) 243-2020
M-F: 8:30am – 5:00p | 24-hour Emergency Service