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Tributary (branch) retinal vein occlusion Save

ICD-10 code: H34.83

Chapter: Diseases of the eye and adnexia

Tributary (Branch) Retinal Vein Occlusion: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Tributary (branch) retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) is a type of eye condition that occurs when a small vein in the retina is blocked, preventing proper blood flow to the affected area. This blockage can cause vision problems and other complications. Here's what you need to know about BRVO:

  1. Causes: BRVO is often caused by a blood clot that forms in the vein, preventing blood from flowing properly. It can also be caused by other factors such as inflammation, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
  2. Symptoms: The most common symptom of BRVO is sudden vision loss or blurry vision in one eye. You may also experience floaters (spots or lines in your vision), pain in the eye, or sensitivity to light. If you experience any of these symptoms, it's important to see an eye doctor as soon as possible.
  3. Diagnosis: To diagnose BRVO, your eye doctor will perform a comprehensive eye exam, including a visual acuity test and a dilated eye exam. They may also use imaging tests, such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) or fluorescein angiography, to get a closer look at the affected area.
  4. Treatment: Treatment for BRVO may include medications, such as blood thinners, to help dissolve the clot and improve blood flow. Your doctor may also recommend laser therapy or injections of medication into the eye to reduce inflammation and prevent further damage. In some cases, surgery may be necessary.

If you have been diagnosed with BRVO, it's important to follow your doctor's instructions for treatment and to make any necessary lifestyle changes, such as managing your blood pressure and blood sugar levels. With proper treatment, many people with BRVO are able to preserve their vision and prevent further complications.

If you are experiencing any vision problems or other symptoms of eye disease, don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with an eye doctor. Early detection and treatment are key to preventing vision loss and preserving your eye health.

Diagnosis Codes for Tributary (branch) retinal vein occlusion | H34.83

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