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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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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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Is there any treatment or surgery available for a large total? Retina detachment?

Is there any treatment or surgery available for a large total? Retina detachment?

Yes: A retinal detachement is a very serious condition which will cause blindness if not treated immediately. If you have a chronic retinal detachment for a long time, vision may not be able to be saved. Please see an eye surgeon immediately for your options and good luck! ...Read more

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How effective is laser surgery for treating macular degeneration?

How effective is laser surgery for treating macular degeneration?

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

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What are complication in using lasik ?And what other option for myopia treatment?

What are complication in using lasik ?And what other option for myopia treatment?

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 more

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Is laser eye surgery is good for retinal tear?

Is laser eye surgery is good for retinal tear?

Usually: A retinal tear allows fluid to seep under the retina and lift it off (retinal detachment). Laser energy can be delivered to surround the tear and create scar re-attachment which puts the retina back in place and prevents further change. It is a useful tool for correction of this problem in the right cases. Your retinal ophthalmologist can diagnose and treat this. ...Read more

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Are there alternative therapies for eye socket infection?

Are there alternative therapies for eye socket infection?

More details: You need to provide more details. By socket do you mean around the eye, the eyelids, the surface of the eyeball or the structures around the eye? ...Read more

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What are any treatment options for corneal neovascularization with corneal scarring?

What are any treatment options   for corneal neovascularization with corneal scarring?

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

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What are some alternative cataract treatment methods?

What are some alternative cataract treatment methods?

Surgery/no surgery: These are the only management options. Cataract surgery can be delayed until vision loss interferes with lifestyle. Glasses can sometimes improve thew vision somewhat. ...Read more

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Does laser eye surgery work for retinal detachment?

Does laser eye surgery work for retinal detachment?

Outpatient Surgery: A retinal detachment can be repaired two ways. First, via an in-office procedure called a pneumatic retinopexy, and second, a more involved outpatient surgery employing a vitrectomy and/or scleral buckle. The first type is suited for a certain type of detachment that can be repaired with laser or a freezing treatment and a gas bubble injection, whereas the second type is done in the operating room. ...Read more

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How effective is eye surgery for treating macular degeneration?

How effective is eye surgery for treating macular degeneration?

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

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After retinal detachment, what are the key treatments for eye health?

After retinal detachment, what are the key treatments for eye health?

Continue exams: With a rd in one eye, you are at a higher risk of an rd in the fellow eye. Regular checks ups and awareness of the symptoms of a new rd is important. ...Read more

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What is a better treatment for age-related macular degeneration, avastin or lucentis (ranibizumab)? What of these treatments is cheaper?

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 more

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Can there be a stem cell treatment for retinal detachment?

Can there be a stem cell treatment for retinal detachment?

Not yet: Retinal detachment is a peeling away of the retinal layer from the back wall of the eye, usually due to a tear. There are no studies, that i know of exploring the use of stem cells to treat this condition. Stem cells are being explored as a possible treatment for inherited and age-related macular degeneration. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for low eye pressure after retinal detachment surgery?

How Low?: There are many factors that can cause low pressure after rd surgery, including redetachment of the retina. A rapidly shrinking gas bubble can cause the pressure to be temporarily low, as well as post-op inflammation. Have a discussion with your retinal surgeon about whether the pressure is seriously low and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Are there any good treatments for blocked tear ducts?

Are there any good treatments for blocked tear ducts?

Very: In most children with dacryostenosis, or a clogged tear duct, no treatment or surgery is necessary. Most cases will resolve on their own. Warm compresses daily, duct massage, and treatment of superinfection is often all that is needed. However, in the small percentage of babies who require surgery or stenting, the prognosis is excellent, and treatment is effective. ...Read more

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Is there evidence for effectiveness of prp or plorotherpay/sclerotherpay for wrist injuries such as tfcc tear?

Is there evidence for effectiveness of prp or plorotherpay/sclerotherpay for wrist injuries such as tfcc tear?

Not specifically: I dont know of specific evidence. That being said, the science of PRP suggests that it may help in this, as in other, musculoskeletal type injuries. Best of luck. ...Read more

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