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Alternative Treatments For Epiretinal Membrane
Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.
Angiofibromad: There are three main types of treatment for juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: hormone therapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Hormone therapy involves the use of a drug called flutamide, which acts by blocking testosterone receptors. The activity of this drug is further evidence for a hormonal cause for the condition. Treatment with Flutamide can shrink tumors by more than 40 percent. ...Read more
Treat disease: First, it is best to try to identify and treat the underlying disease process, so that the inflammatory impetus to form new vessels is reversed or minimized. If there is a quiet eye, there are a couple possible treatment options. First, laser ablation of the vessels has had some success, especially using a yellow dye laser. Second, a medicine that makes new blood vessels disappear can be injected. ...Read more
How effective is argon laser trabeculoplasty as a glaucoma treatment? I have primary open-angle glaucoma and my doctor has recommended argon laser trabeculoplasty surgery. Is this an effective glaucoma treatment? Are there any serious risks or side effect
Not effective: laser was used treat macular degeneration the 1980's , 90's, and early 2000's but is no longer considered an effective treatment. Currently, injectable medications (Avastin, Lucentis, (ranibizumab) Eylea) are the best treatment for wet macular degeneration. The only proven "treatment" for dry macular degeneration is vitamin supplementation (AREDS 2 formula). ...Read more
What is a better treatment for age-related macular degeneration, avastin or lucentis (ranibizumab)?
What of these treatments is cheaper?
Equivalent: Currently they seem equivalent although an nih study currently in progress can answer if one is better than the other. Avastin (bevacizumab) is considerably cheaper although the cost may be disguised by insurance coverage. You can trust your retinal surgeon to do the best thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not useful: Macular degeneration is a condition, mostly in the elderly, in which the central circulation gradually fails and vision is lost. No surgery known can reverse this process. There are supplements which can be useful and in certain types of macular degeneration, injections may also be useful. ...Read more
Very: Ranibizumab is one of four injectable medications currently available for treatment of wet (exudative) macular degeneration. The others are pegaptanib, bevacizumab and aflibercept. Pegaptanib is not used much anymore because it does not work as well. The other three agents work very similarly. In about 40% of eyes vision improves by 2 of more lines, and 90% + have stabilization or improvement. ...Read more
I'm using allergan (combigan and ganfort) for an advanced glaucoma. Are these the best drugs for treating glaucoma, or are there better ones?
Glaucoma: Both combigan and ganfort are combination drops. Both contain timolol which would be unnecessary duplicate therapy with potential for side effects. This maybe something to address with your eye doc. However, it is often difficult to suggest alternatives in advanced glaucoma if a regimen is already working for you...a sort of ' don't fix what's not broken' approach. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Effective: There are several types of laser surgery for glaucoma. The most popular is selective laser trabeculoplasty or SLT. This treatment is about as effective as the first-line drops for glaucoma. Generally, it is not used unless drops are not effective or are not tolerated. Generally, SLT is safe and effective about 85% of the time. ...Read more
What surgical or alternative (not drugs) treatments are available for chronic paroxysmal hemicrania?
Option use glasses: Lasik surgery is relatively safe and effective surgery , if you are undergoing such surgery you have to take time , find pros and cons of such procedure and go to the best centers not to the mills, ask the surgeon for possible complications not simple flares , refractive errors , but requiting corneal transplantation, flap problems , infection etc these are rare but can happen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What treatment is preferred treatment for diffuse actinic keratoses:
Photodynamic Therapy/Laser/ or Chemical Peel for short recovery / no scaring?
Both work well: Many dermatologists use liquid nitrogen (cold therapy) first. Discuss it with your doc and see what he/she feels most adept at doing. ...Read more
I've referred you: I just wanted to let you know that I've referred your question(s) to a neurologist here who can hopefully advise you. I hope it helps direct you to a good evaluation and successful treatment. ...Read more
Difficult problem: An incurable detachment means the retina is lifted off from its nutrient bed and will fairly rapidly lose all function. The longer off, the less function is left until all is lost. At this point there is not therapy; treatment in this case is designed to make the eye comfortable and to treat things which will make the eye unsightly. There is currently no technology which will help. . ...Read more
Do it or wait it out: When tubes are recomended it is a procedure that tries to mimic what the body does later--let air stay in the middle air space. Head growth and gradual change in the size & angle of the natural tube lets it stay open more, ending the retention of mucous that feeds the germs during infections.U can decide to wait & treat (or not) infections as they occur or do it.Patient comfort is the main issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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