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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Diabetic Macular Edema

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What is the likely prognosis of diabetic macular edema if it blur my vision?

What is the likely prognosis of diabetic macular edema if it blur my vision?

Depends: You must see a retina specialist. Diabetic macular edema (dme) is treated with focal laser, intravitreal injections (avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) triamcinolone, triescense, ozurdex, etc.), and sometimes vitrectomy surgery. Prognosis depends on severity and duration of untreated disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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Diabetic macular edema can be cure with acupuncture?

Diabetic macular edema can be cure with acupuncture?

Although: Acupuncture is used by some practioners to treat diabetic macular edema - I wasn't able to find research that directly addresses this. I encourage you to work w your opthamologist. More generalized acupuncture treatments to reinforce deficiencies of liver yin ; kidney yin as well as qi ; blood may augment treatment from your eye doctor. I can't provide any helpful info on use of localized >. ...Read more

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I have macular edema in my right eye. What treatments are available and recommended?

I have macular edema in my right eye. What treatments are available and recommended?

See your eye doctor: Macular edema can arise from several conditions, including eye surgery, diabetes, and any retinal disease that can lead to leaking blood vessels. In short, water leaks out of the vessels into the surrounding retina, causing decreased vision. Depending on the cause, it can be treated with medication, laser and certain surgeries. Ita can also resolve over time. Speak with your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there any definitive treatment for cystoide macular edema?

Can you tell me is there any definitive treatment for cystoide macular edema?

Yes: First an evaluation to determine cause must be done, then the caused treated. For the edema, itself eyedrops containing steroids and non-steroid anti-inflammtory agents are used. If this fails to work, then injections of anti-vegf agents, such as avastin, (bevacizumab) can be done. See a retinal specialist for this problem. ...Read more

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Explain the method of treatment for macular edema?

Explain the method of treatment for macular edema?

Laser welds, retina: The eye surgeon uses a laser to target tiny areas of fluid leakage around the macula. This essentially 'welds' the leaks shut and stops fluid from causing edema. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for diabetic foot infections?

What are alternative treatments for diabetic foot infections?

Diabetic Foot Treat: Do not try to treat a diabetic foot infection with home remedies without at least having a professional observing as the consequences of an unsuccessful treatment can mean hospitalization, amputation or overwhelming sepsis and death. There are over 4000+ wound care products that are available so even among professionals, opinions vary. Attention to underlying causes of the ulceration are paramount. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments to diabetes type 1 or 2?

Are there alternative treatments to diabetes type 1 or 2?

Depends: If you are talking about type2 diabetes then weight loss, healthy eating and exercise may get you to the point where u no longer need medicine (and u'll be healthier overall) some people however are beyond that and require Insulin to prevent the complications of diabetes. Don't believe any "alternative" med works unless you or your doctor note your sugars are well controlled. Many fake cures. ...Read more

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Can you recommend any alternative treatments for macular hole other than surgery.?

Can you recommend any alternative treatments for macular hole other than surgery.?

Macular hole: For early stage lamellar or full thickness macular holes, intervitreal injections of steroid or a vitreolysis agent can be of some benefit. For most macular holes, surgery is yourbest option. ...Read more

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Can topical gentamicin cause macular edema in children?

No: While topical preparations can cause conjunctival or even corneal problems, they would not penetrate enough to have any macular effect. However, it is possible the eye condition that warranted the antibiotics may have some relationship to macular edema. See an ophthalmologist! ...Read more

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My doctor says I've got macular edema. What does this mean?

Macular edema: This is a swelling of the layers of central retina in your eye. Because light rays are focused on the central retina, any swelling here can blur and threaten vision. The causes of macular edema are best determined by an eye exam and further testing. The treatment depends on the underlying cause ...Read more

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Retinal traction that is involving the Macular., can this lead onto any problems. I have this only slightly & Macular edema & leakage from a HRVO.

Retinal traction that is involving the Macular., can this lead onto any problems. I have this only slightly & Macular edema & leakage from a HRVO.

Unclear: I assume you mean either CRVO or BRVO. Central vein occlusion and branch retinal vein occlusion can lead to macular edema. Neither condition usually cause macular traction. Macular traction is usually a result of proliferation diabetic retinopathy of macular pucker from an epiretinal membrane. Epiretinal membranes usually don't cause macular edema unless in the postop period after cataract surger ...Read more

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Can a person with macular edema get medical marijuana?

Can a person with macular edema get medical marijuana?

Medical marijuana: Medical marijuana does nothing to help macular edema. Historically, people have thought that they could treat glaucoma (elevated intraocular pressures) with marijuana, but this is not the case. The iop lowering effects of this drug are very short lived and so currently this is not an accepted mode of treatment for this condition. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor says I've got macular edema. Anyone ever hear of this?

What do you suggest if my doctor says I've got macular edema. Anyone ever hear of this?

Macular Edema: Macular edema is swelling or fluid of the central portion of your retina which is responsible for your fine visual acuity (in contrast to your peripheral retina/vision). Depends on the cause of edema and on how you would treat. Could be observation, eye drops, Injection in our around the eye, or surgery. 35 is young for this, are you diabetic? ...Read more

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Are there any current studies being done for cystoid macular edema?

Are there any current studies being done for cystoid macular edema?

Depends.: Depends on the cause. Cme can result most commonly after cataract surgery but can also occur as a result of diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, exidative macular degeneration, uveitis, and retinitis pigmentosa. Lots of great treatments for any of these causes. ...Read more

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Explain the detection of macular edema?

Explain the detection of macular edema?

Eye exam: Most cases of macular edema (or swelling) can be detected by a simple ophthalmoscopic examination. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more