Recognizing the symptoms of central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO)

CRVO leads to a number of problems that affect your eye and eyesight and the sharpness or clarity of your vision. CRVO symptoms are often sudden and painless:

  • Blurry vision
  • Cloudy vision
  • Distorted, warped, or wavy vision
  • Sudden and complete loss of vision
  • Floaters, tiny dark spots in your vision

Symptoms of CRVO can become worse over a matter of hours or days. The sooner you can spot these symptoms and speak to your eye care professional, the more likely you will be able to help improve vision or slow vision loss.

If you are seeing any changes in your vision, you should speak with your eye care professional immediately.

See what it’s like to have CRVO

Normal vision
  • Normal blue house-Photograph depicting normal vision. It shows a blue, two-story house with a white door and window frames surrounded by lush, green trees.
Vision with CRVO
  • Wavy blue house-Photograph depicting vision with central retinal vein occlusion. It shows a blue, two-story house with a white door and window frame surrounded by lush, green trees. However, the image is blurry making it difficult to see.
  • Blurry blue house-Photograph depicting vision with central retinal vein occlusion. It shows a blue, two-story house with a white door and window frame surrounded by lush, green trees. However, the image is distorted in a way that makes it look wavy and difficult to see
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