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Alternative Treatments For 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.
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.
Can vigorous exercise be a contributing factor in idiopathic central serous retinopathy? Can I continue to exercise while recovering from this?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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