This review in the BMJ discusses the diagnosis and management of retinal vein occlusion and examines the evidence for the effectiveness of the newly licensed drugs. Questions addressed include:
. How and where does retinal vein occlusion occur?
. Who gets retinal vein occlusion?
. How do patients present?
. How is the condition assessed and diagnosed?
. What are the differential diagnoses?
. What is the outcome if untreated or treated conservatively?
. What are the general principles of management?
. What medical management is important?
. What ophthalmological treatments are used?