Risk Factors

A number of factors can lead to developing RVO.  Some are more controllable than others:

  • Controllable risk factors
    • Being overweight
    • High blood pressure
    • Diabetes
    • Bleeding disorders
    • Clotting disorders
    • Smoking
    • Lack of exercise
    • High cholesterol

  • Uncontrollable risk factors
    • Increasing age
    • Glaucoma