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It is important that the doctor determine if your mother has the ischemic or non-ischemic type of central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). Also, the presence of elevated eye pressure or angle closure glaucoma
must be watched for.
As far as treatment with intravitreal steroids to minimize the chance of a non-ischemic CRVO progressing to an ischemic type has not been studied in a well controlled clinical evaluation and it's ability to help, as well as it's effectiveness in decreasing swelling of the retina (macular edema
That being said if the doctor is considering injecting steroids in your mothers eye I do not believe a "test" of steroid drops is necessary -- if she is one of the small number of patients who responds to steroids with high eye pressure....well, then, you just deal with it.
Another thing that has to be closely watched out for in your mothers case is the formation of abnormal blood vessels either on her retina or in the drainage channels of her eye. If this starts to occur laser treatment and/or injections with a new drug (avastin
etc) is needed promptly.
I know I have reviewed a lot of information....
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