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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
None: In this condition, the intense light of the sun has been focused on a small spot on the retina which literally cooks those light receptive cells. The ... Read More

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Partial loss: Solar retinopathy occurs when the sun or a bright light like a laser is focused long enough on one spot of the retina to thermally damage the light re ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
28 years experience in Ophthalmology
Solar retinopathy: can lead to varying degrees of loss of vision depending upon how long the person was looking at the light source. Some of the patients I have seen wit ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Many things: Csr is an eye disease which causes visual impairment, often temporarily, usually in one eye, mostly affecting males in the age group 20 to 50 but whic ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Meier
22 years experience in Ophthalmology
Detached Retina: It is actually a tractional retinal detachment. When diabetes causes the retinal blood vessels to die, the retina grows new blood vessels that are di ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
40 years experience in Ophthalmology
Treatable!!: Tremendous advances in therapies for this issue, all dictated by extent of changes. Critical you are under care of retinal specialist to counsel you o ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience in Dermatology
Retin A (tretinoin): It can reduce fine lines and some blotchy skin color caused by sun.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Damien Luviano
17 years experience in Ophthalmology
Leads to blindness: Diabetic retinopathy can be divided in two types non-proliferative or proliferative. Non-proliferative can become proliferative if glucose levels (hem ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Sipperley
49 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Diabetic retinopathy may be prevented by good blood sugar control ( HGB A1c of <7.0) and may be treated with laser photo coagulation or anti-vegf( vas ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
37 years experience in Wound care
No: Diabetic retinopathy is an overgrowth of small blood vessels in the retina. These vessels interfere with the normal light perception of the eye. An o ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not really: In solar maculopathy, focused sunlight has destroyed some light receptive cells in a discrete area - in this case in the central vision area. These c ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maziar Lalezary
13 years experience in Ophthalmology
Possible: Vitrectomy and glaucoma may have an association. It is suspected that glaucoma occurs more often in patients who have had vitrectomy and subsequent c ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Can blind you: Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication for diabetes. It involves the elevated glucose stimulating new, fragile, blood vessels to form under th ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Damien Luviano
17 years experience in Ophthalmology
Uncontrolled Diabete: Diabetic retinopathy comes in two types non-proliferative or proliferative. Clinical trials such as the dcct, edic, ukpds, accord, ukpds-hds, field ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mamina Turegano
Specializes in Dermatology
Usually not: Solar urticaria normally results in hives after sun exposure that is often accompanied with itching, burning, and rarely pain. Severe attacks are RAR ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Meier
22 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Diabetic retinopathy is very treatable with laser, steroids, and a new class of medicines called vegf inhibitors. The specific treatment needed depen ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Surprise!: Dr thornalley in england has shown that diabetics excrete large amounts of vitamin b1 in their urine. There is evidence that taking large doses of vit ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Webb
46 years experience in Neurology
Rare: I think it is unusual to develop rip retinal membrane after laser retinopexy.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Meier
22 years experience in Ophthalmology
Bad: Diabetic retinopathy is caused by blood vessel damage due to high sugar levels. It can cause leakage of fluid from vessels causing swelling. It can ... Read More
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience in Ophthalmology
They should be fine: Dilating eye drops (mydriatics) are usually quite sufficient to dilate the pupil wide enough for funduscopic evaluation. With the aide of diagnostic o ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: No this procedure should not damage the cornea but can cause some short term irritation of the cornea.
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A male asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
49 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends on the cause: Pigmentary retinopathy applies to disorders in which there is a disturbance on the pigmented layer of the retina. The causes are varied and include d ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matheson Harris
15 years experience in Ophthalmology
3 different eye part: The cornea is the clear window on the front of your eye, behind which is the iris, or colored part. It is a major part of what focuses light on the r ... Read More

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