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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Central Serous Retinopathy

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes central serous retinopathy?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes central serous retinopathy?

The cause: Is a break in the membrane between the choroid and the retina in macular region. The cause is unknown but has been associated with steroid use and stress. Most cases will resolve without treatment in 4-6 weeks.

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What can cause central serous retinopathy?

Unknown: This is a condition of vascular serum leakage in the macular area occurring most commonly in the middle years. It is painless but disturbs the vision, sometimes significantly. No procedure or medication seems to help except in the uncommon cases when a single vessel can be identified as leaking - then it can be laser sealed. Otherwise we ask the patient to just wait it out.

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Can I really have no exposure to sunlight after central serous retinopathy (csr) surgery?

Depends: If you had photodynamic therapy (pdt) with verteporfin (visudyne) as I suspect, then you can not have any sunlight or uv exposure until your retinal specialist says so. You could get severe skin burns if you do.

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is central serous retinopathy?

Central retinopathy: A temporary condition in which swelling occurs in the macula, resulting in blurred vision. It is oftern occurs in young white males age 30-50 yo, frequently associated with stress or steroid use.

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Can vigorous exercise be a contributing factor in idiopathic central serous retinopathy? Can I continue to exercise while recovering from this?

Can vigorous exercise be a contributing factor in idiopathic central serous retinopathy? Can I continue to exercise while recovering from this?

No known effect: Central serous is a condition of unknown cause. It does not respond to any pharmacologic therapy and minimally if at all to laser. Exercise seems independent of its extent so you may do vigorous exercise without proven harm.

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What is central serous retinopathy?

Not rare...: ..Condition where fluid fills up behind the retina ad causes blur/distortion. Goes away and recurs. Usually not treated. More common in type a pople.

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What exactly is central serous retinopathy?

What exactly is central serous retinopathy?

Fluid under retina: CSR is a condition in which fluid forms under the retina and if it is in the very center of vision can cause distortion and/or loss of vision. Diagnosis needs to be made by a retinal specialist or ophthalmologist familiar with this disease. Many times related to stress.

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What exactly is central serous retinopathy?

Fluid under retina: CSR is a condition in which fluid forms under the retina and if it is in the very center of vision can cause distortion and/or loss of vision. Diagnosis needs to be made by a retinal specialist or ophthalmologist familiar with this disease. Many times related to stress.

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Can an eye patch help treat central serous retinopathy?

Can an eye patch help treat central serous retinopathy?

No: Csr is typically treated with a watch and wait approach. Occasionally laser can be used to hasten the recovery. New injectable drugs are also being explored.

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What foods/drink should I avoid when recovering from central serous retinopathy? I've stopped nasal sprays and stress.

What foods/drink should I avoid when recovering from central serous retinopathy? I've stopped nasal sprays and stress.

Corticosteroids: Most cases of csr occur in men between the ages of 25 and 55. Most of the time there is no obvious cause and most cases improve without treatment. Stress and cortisone type steroids are the most common cause when a cause can be identified. There is some evidence that stimulant type drugs like decongestants can be a cause. Theoretically, caffeine falls in this group, and should be used moderately.

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My father has Central Serous retinopathy now he have blurred vision, Dr gave vein injection & askd to attend laser, may I knw will he get vision back?

My father has Central Serous retinopathy now he have blurred vision, Dr gave vein injection & askd to attend laser, may I knw will he get vision back?

Hope Springs Eternal: Here is a quote for you: "The prognosis for CSR is generally excellent. Whilst immediate vision loss may be as poor as 20/200 in the affected eye, clinically over 90% of patients regain 20/30 vision or better within 6 months. Great! However "The disease can re-occur causing progressive vision loss."and" There is also a chronic form" and prognosis is less favorable. Let's hope he's in the 90% range

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What kind of treatment is there for chronic central serious retinopathy?

See a specialist: Sometime is caused by medicine and stopping those makes it to resolve. Other time is associated to a form of gastritis an that should be ruled out and treated if present. Some time will resolve spontaneously.

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What are your treatment options for diabetic retinopathy?

What are your treatment options for diabetic retinopathy?

It depends: Diabetic macular edema may need focal laser treatment and/or intravitreal injection of medication directly into eye. Proliferative diabetic retinopathy may need in-office laser or vitrectomy surgery in the operating room. This disease needs a retina specialist's expertise.

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What diabetic retinopathy treatments are currently available?

What diabetic retinopathy treatments are currently available?

Many: Diabetic retinopathy has until recently only been treated with laser and blood sugar control. In the last few years, treatment with steroid injections and a class of drugs called vegf inhibitors have improved treatment.

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Can you tell me treatment of diabetic retinopathy is possible?

Can you tell me treatment of diabetic retinopathy is possible?

Control Risk Factors: Tight control of glucose can help prevent or delay the onset of retinopathy. Control of blood pressure and cholesterol are also important factors. It is important for all diabetics to get annual dilated eye exams from an ophthalmologist to determine whether retinopathy is present. Treatment options are in-office laser, intraocular injections, and vitrectomy surgery, depending on the severity.

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How long is the recovery time after a diabetic retinopathy treatment?

Depends: It depends on the extent of diabetic retinopathy, type of treatment and presence of other comorbidities. There may be no complete recovery in terms of vision restoration. Your ophthalmologist (eye doctor) should be able to outline stages of recovery from the intervention.

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What is a good treatment for diabetic retinopathy: how long is recovery time?

What is a good treatment for diabetic retinopathy: how long is recovery time?

Minimal: If you are referring to recovery from laser treatments and injections, then it is very quick. I tell patient's that aside from the blurred vision of dilation, they may return to work or routine activity. If you mean how long does it take to get response to laser or injections, that is a different question altogether. Recovering from surgery should it ever get to that takes longer.

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What are treatment options for diabetic retinopathy? If I do develop diabetic retinopathy, what are my options? Which treatments are most effective? .

There: There is a spectrum of presentations with diabetic retinopathy (dr). The mildest, aka background or non proliferative dr requires vigilance and improved control of your blood sugar. Proliferative diabetic retinopathy requires intervention usually with laser treatments and close monitoring. It is important to follow up closely with your eye doctor and improve your treatment compliance.

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for diabetic retinopathy?

Not for treatment...: But the best way to prevent diabetic retinopathy is with blood sugar and blood pressure control. Lifestyle (diet and exercise) play an important role and are available without a doctor's prescription, just like over-the-counter medicines. The treatments for diabetic retinopathy involve the injection of medicines into or next to the eye, in-office laser procedures, and sometimes surgery.

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Diabetic retinopathy laser treatment. What is its goal?

Diabetic retinopathy laser treatment. What is its goal?

Depends on problem: There are two types of laser used for diabetic retinopathy, one lighter powered laser to decrease swelling, and one stronger powered laser used to cause abnormally growing blood vessels to regress. The blood vessels themselves aren't layered. Instead, laser scarring of the peripheral retina decreases the stimulus that causes those abnormal vessels to grow.

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