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Dr. James Leaming
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Yes: Lung damage and inflammation of the air sacs (alveoli) results in emphysema. Treatment of chronic emphysema often includes medications that decrease the inflammatory response and therefore decrease the enlargement and destruction of the air spaces distal to the terminal bronchioles.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Leaming
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Leaming
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Retinopathy: Blood vessels damaged from diabetic retinopathy can cause vision loss in two ways. Fragile, abnormal blood vessels can develop & leak blood into the eye, blurring vision. This is proliferative retinopathy & is 4th and most advanced stage of disease. Fluid can leak into the center of the macula, the part of the eye where sharp, straight-ahead vision occurs. This condition is called macular edema.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Leaming
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Leaming
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Leaming
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Cranial nerve II: The optic nerve transmits visual information from the retina to the brain. It represents the only peripheral manifestation of the central nervous system.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Leaming
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Variable symptoms: In open angle glaucoma the only signs are gradually progressive visual field loss, and optic nerve changes. In close angle glaucoma, there is sudden ocular pain, seeing halos around lights, red eye, very high intraocular pressure, nausea and vomiting, sudden decreased vision, and a fixed, mid-dilated pupil. Acute angle closure is an ocular emergency.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Leaming
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Eye examination: Screening for glaucoma is usually performed as part of a standard eye examination performed by ophthalmologists and optometrists. Testing for glaucoma should include measurements of the intraocular pressure via tonometry, changes in size or shape of the eye, anterior chamber angle examination or gonioscopy, and examination of the optic nerve to look for any visible damage to it.
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Dr. James Leaming
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
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Dr. James Leaming
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
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