Causes and Treatment
Unfortunately, there is no clinically proven treatment for retinal artery occlusion however several therapies may applied to attempt to dislodge the blockage, including medication to lower the intraocular pressure and ocular massage with a thumb.
A retinal artery occlusion is a medical emergency as for any treatment to be potentially effective, it must be deployed rapidly after symptoms begin.
A retinal artery occlusion can happen at any age, but risk factors that may increase the likelihood include:
- Older age
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Cardiovascular disease