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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Central Retinal Vein Occlusion

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Please help! What is the incidence of bilateral central retinal vein occlusion?

Please help! What is the incidence of bilateral central retinal vein occlusion?

Not common: Bilateral CRVO is not common. Bilateral CRVO has been associated with hyperviscosity syndromes such as primary and secondary polycythemia, leukemia/lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and other rare conditions. Other risk factors include oral contraceptive use, diuretics, hypercoagulable states, and vasculitis. ...Read more

Obstruction (Definition)

Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more


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Is Anti-VEGF effective for treating Central Retinal Vein Occlusion?

Is Anti-VEGF effective for treating Central Retinal Vein Occlusion?

Anti-VEGF: Yes, anti-VEGF treatment is effective for CRVO. Many clinical trials have led to this conclusion. Outcomes vary and depend on type of CRVO (ischemic vs no ischemic) and starting visual acuity and other co-morbidities. ...Read more

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Is there any more significant risk of doing cataract surgery on an eye that had a central retinal vein occlusion about a year ago vs a normal eye.

Is there any more significant risk of doing cataract surgery on an eye that had a central retinal vein occlusion about a year ago vs a normal eye.

Yes: There are some schools of thought that believe that microvascular disease such as vein occlusions and diabetes have an increased risk of getting neovascular glaucoma. Also, cystoid macular edema can happen in these subgroup of patients. ...Read more

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Does avastin (bevacizumab) for hemi retinal vein occlusion work well?

Does avastin (bevacizumab) for hemi retinal vein occlusion work well?

Yes: It work well for retinal edema of the macula caused by retinal vein occlusions (central, hemi, and branch). Speak to your retinal specialist about this. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on a branch retinal vein occlusion?

Can you give me more info on a branch retinal vein occlusion?

BRVO or BVO: A type of blockage resulting from vascular disease (atherosclerosis, clot formation etc.) involving the veins of the retina. Mild to severe visual loss. Most frequent with hypertension, diabetes, clotting disorders. Swelling of the retina blurs vision. Prompt treatment and management of medical problems is critical. Many new treatments have improved prognosis. ...Read more

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Is a branch retinal vein occlusion could be a sign of MS?

Is a branch retinal vein occlusion could be a sign of MS?

Don't think so: Optic neuritis is typically associated with ms. Brvo is associated with hypertension, or certain blood clotting disorders, depending on your age. ...Read more

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Treatment options for retinal vein occlusion?

Treatment options for retinal vein occlusion?

Many causes of RVO.: Several approved treatments for retinal vein occlusions (rvo's) exist. They range from laser treatment to injections of one of several newly approved drugs to the eye. All the while, we must also address the underlying cause of the rvo. The most frequent association for rvo is hypertension, though there are others as well. Best to see a specialist in the treatment of retinal disease. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for retinal vein occlusion?

Is there a treatment for retinal vein occlusion?

Treatment for RVO?: Yes. In addition to traditional laser photocoagulation, there are several new medications that have proven to be very beneficial. Some of these medications are injected into the eye. Treatment of the underlying disease is important not only in maximizing repair processes, but to prevent recurrence. Untreated, rvo may result in severe vision loss. ...Read more

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What can I expect from a branch retinal vein occlusion?

What can I expect from a branch retinal vein occlusion?

Depends on severity.: It depends on the severity and the perfusion of the retina. If a patient has macular edema ("swelling of the retina"), treatment is generally recommended. When it first presents, monthly monitoring with a retinal specialist is recommended. ...Read more

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What is the cure for retinal vein occlusion?

There is no cure: There are only treatments to treat the effects: intravitreal injections and/or laser for macular edema (swelling), laser for proliferative changes (new blood vessel growth), and vitrectomy surgery for vitreous hemorrhage. See a retina specialist. ...Read more

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Describe retinal vein occlusion?

Eye vessel problem: Retinal vein which drains the blood out of the eye gets occluded. This causes blurryness of vision, sometimes loss of vision. It can come suddendly. Elevated blood pressure and patients with diabetes are some of the risk factors.
New treatments are available to control some of the problems due to closure of blood vessels in the eye. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed be good or bad for eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion?

Can smoking weed be good or bad for eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion?

More downside...: More downside than upside such as lung disease. No evidence that marijuana helps either of those, and any smoking is bad for diseases that involve blood flow. Weed lowers eye pressure in glaucoma, but not for enough time to be effective. Other treatments work better. ...Read more

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Is smoking marijuana dangerous for eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion or any other eye disorder?

Is smoking marijuana dangerous for eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion or any other eye disorder?

YES: Smoke contains particulate matter ; is the residue of something burning or being burned. Smoke gets into the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, mouth, lungs, hair, pores of the skin etc. Sulfur and carbon monoxide are prominent elements of smoke along with 3000 other chemicals which likely cause cancer or are toxic to tissues. So, smoking anything is bad for your health if healthy let alone if ill. ...Read more

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If on Diagnosis of RVO all four quadrants are haemorrhaging is it possible that it could be classified as a Hemi-retinal vein Occlsion? Thank you, .

CRVO: Yes, a hemiretinal vein occlusion involves half of the retina. A central retinal vein occlusion involves the whole retina with dilated, tortuous veins & hemorrhage in all 4 quadrants. See retina specialist for work up and treatment. ...Read more

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Supposing your retinal vein burst open. Is it dangerous?

Yes: If a retinal vein breaks open, the blood within will push around the retina, could escape into the vitreous causing visual disturbance and might lead to a blockage of the vein which could also affect vision. If this is suspected, a retinal specialist should be seen immediately to diagnose and treat this. ...Read more

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What are some alternative treatments for renal artery occlusion?

What are some alternative treatments for renal artery occlusion?

Medications: Occlusion means 100% stenosis. Usually not worth trying to opening due to high failure rate and due to the residual alive part of the kidney already is getting blood from somewhere and whatever died of it has died also risk benefit from bypass surgery is not favorable for same reason. Medications for BP control and conservative management is the way to proceed usually. Also protect the other kidney. ...Read more

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Why is my right eye currently bloodshot? I have a central retina vein occlusion in my left eye which I have had for the past 7 years.

Why is my right eye currently bloodshot? I have a central retina vein occlusion in my left eye which I have had for the past 7 years.

Bloodshot eye: With your history, I would go get this issue checked out asap. It is probably nothing serious but you hate to take chances with your vision. Go see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Help please, my doctors can't really help with this problem. What are alternative treatments to reduce cysts?

Help please, my doctors can't really help with this problem. What are alternative treatments to reduce cysts?

Breast cysts?: I have a couple of colleagues who tell me they've had success with evening primrose oil. Mainstream medicine has little to offer here. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could you tell me an alternative treatments for severe pain when afraid of opiates?

Could you tell me an alternative treatments for severe pain when afraid of opiates?

Combo: Many patients with severe chronic pain require a combination of meds (non-opioid). Examples may be nsaids like Naproxen or toradol, membrane stabilizers like gabapentin, some anti-depressant meds and topical meds like Lidoderm patches all depending on cause of pain. These patients may benefit from interventional pain procedures, biofeedback, cognitive therapy, exercise therapy and more... ...Read more

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My eight year old has trigger finger. What are some alternative treatments?

My eight year old has trigger finger. What are some alternative treatments?

Trigger: The first step is to limit activities that aggravate trigger finger. Your doctor may put a splint on the affected hand to restrict the joint movement. If symptoms continue, anti-inflammatory medications, such as Ibuprofen or naproxen, may be prescribed. Your doctor may also recommend an injection of a steroid medication into the tendon sheath. If the condition does not resolve, . ..Consider surgery. ...Read more

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Alternative treatments to surgical intervention to correct 3rd cranial nerve palsy?

Alternative treatments to surgical intervention to correct 3rd cranial nerve palsy?

Underlying cause?: If this is due to a pituitary adenoma, there may be medical Rx. If compression by something, surgery is probably your most realistic option. ...Read more

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With alternative treatments or behavior modification for weight loss?

With alternative treatments or behavior modification for weight loss?

Yes: Go to free weight loss, . Com for an excellent article. Eating for most of us is a list of habits developed over time that we need to break. Also put smaller portions on a bigger plate. Count the times you chew your food. Drink water after each bite. Don't buy bad choice foods. Try not to chew gum during the day as it stimulats the juices that signal your brain to make you want to eat! ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for venous leg ulcers?

What are alternative treatments for venous leg ulcers?

See vein specialist: Leg ulcers are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Our cure rate with venous ulcers is 97%. ...Read more

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Are there any effective alternative treatments for pulmonary hypertension?

Are there any effective alternative treatments for pulmonary hypertension?

No: None proven. It is not an easy condition to treat. It is serious and potentially fatal. ...Read more

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Are there any alternate good alternative treatments for periodic limb movement?

Are there any alternate good alternative treatments for periodic limb movement?

Usually need no rx: Periodic limb movements are usually harmless and need no treatment. Lots of people have them. Rarely, they may cause insomnia or excessive sleepiness and may need treatment. Medicines like ropinirole or Pramipexole might help. If they do not, there are other medicines that might help. ...Read more

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My mom won't let me take medicine for my anxiety or depression. Alternative treatments?

My mom won't let me take medicine for my anxiety or depression. Alternative treatments?

Make yr own decision: If you are 33 years old and that totally controlled by your mother's opinions, perhaps you can find a way to start being your own person. If you want to try medication for your anxiety and depression, this seems perfectly rational to me. You may also want to see a psychotherapist for talk therapy, both for the anxiety and depression as well as for assertiveness training and boundary setting. ...Read more

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I have adrenal fatigue. Dr recommended a series of creams. Are there any alternative treatments?

I have adrenal fatigue. Dr recommended a series of creams. Are there any alternative treatments?

See endocrinologist: The adrenal makes cortisol and adrenaline, both of which are stress hormones. People who are fatigued, stressed out and having trouble coping are sometimes persuaded that it’s the adrenal’s fault. This is usually not true. Adrenals do not get "fatigued". Poor adrenal function is determined by an acth (cotrosyn) stim test. See an endocrinologist if you have concerns. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments for people that have DVT quite often and have a genetic disposition?

Are there alternative treatments for people that have DVT quite often and have a genetic disposition?

RECURRENT DVT: If you have recurrent DVT and a genetic predisposition to develop DVT then your only option would be indefinite oral anticoagulation. This used to be a major problem in the past because the only oral anticoagulant was coumadin which required frequent blood testing. Now there are many alternatives which do not require frequent blood testing and work efficiently. ...Read more

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Occlusion (Definition)

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Retina (Definition)

That lines the inner eyeball that turns light into chemical/electrical signals interpreted by brain which we ...Read more