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A 38-year-old female asked:

is retnopathy curable?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Call it "stoppable": Retinopathy is damage to the retina, which is the lining at the back of the eyeball that receives light that passes through the lens. Common causes of retinopathy include diabetes and high blood pressure, both of which damage the small blood vessels that nourish the retina. Stopping the diseases will prevent or stop retinopathy, but prior damage is not fully curable.

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Are there any new treatments in natural medicine for retinopathy?

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Is there a cure for serius retinopathy?

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Time: Serous retinopathy, also termed central serous maculopathy, is a condition of unknown origin which causes the central vessels to leak fluid, raising the retina in that area, and causing a distortion or lowering of the vision. Treatments such as steroids have been proven not to work and may be detrimental. Most cases spontaneous improve over a six month interval and laser might melp.
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