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What is retinopathy?

What is retinopathy?

See below: Retinopathy is a disease of the retina (pathology of the retina), there are many many causes, and thus treatments and prognosis depends on the type of retinopathy you are talking about. ...Read more

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Dr. Harold Peltan
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Diabetic Retinopathy (Definition)

Poorly controlled diabetes can lead to thinning of blood vessels in the back of the eye which pouch out (microaneurysms) or leak. This can cause edema or scarring and lead to severe visual loss unless treated. Treatment can be very effective and this is why diabetics are encouraged to get a yearly eye ...Read more


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What is premature retinopathy?

What is premature retinopathy?

ROP?: There is a condition occurring in premature infants called Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) in which the child is born before the retina has completed normal growth. Treatment needs to be done early and can involve observation, laser, injections and surgery. ...Read more

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What is premature retinopathy?

What is premature retinopathy?

ROP?: There is a condition occurring in premature infants called Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) in which the child is born before the retina has completed normal growth. Treatment needs to be done early and can involve observation, laser, injections and surgery. ...Read more

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What are the causes of central serious retinopathy?

Unknown: No cause has been identified for this spontaneous condition of the middle years. Your retina doctor can advise you and help with this condition. ...Read more

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What to do if my baby's suffering from retinopathy?

What to do if my baby's suffering from retinopathy?

Eye exam: Retinopathy of prematurity is not to be neglected. An infants retinal blood vessels may take time to mature. As they mature, a retinal specialist must follow the maturation to ensure normal progression. Abnormal blood vessel growth can threaten vision. Fortunately, treatment is available via laser, surgery and injectable medications. ...Read more

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My grandmother has retinopathy. What is her prognosis?

Depends: Is this from macular. Degeneration , diabetes or other pathology? Although there is good treatment for these the prognosis may be guarded depending on the cause. ...Read more

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What should I do when my baby's suffering from retinopathy?

See an eye dr.: Retinopathy indicates that something has happened to the retina. Seeing a pediatric ophthalmologist (eye doctor) is the best way to determine what has happened and what your treatment plan and follow-up should be. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestion: my baby's suffering from retinopathy?

Can you give me suggestion: my baby's suffering from retinopathy?

Talk to the: Baby's ophthalmologist. Discuss your concerns and ask about the future for the baby. ...Read more

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Why does diabetes cause retinopathy?

Why does diabetes cause retinopathy?

Vascular damage: Diabetes can cause damage to the small blood vessels in the eye causing microvascular leakage and occlusion. Elevated blood sugar levels appear to be the primary cause of this damage. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for serius retinopathy?

Time: Serous retinopathy, also termed central serous maculopathy, is a condition of unknown origin which causes the central vessels to leak fluid, raising the retina in that area, and causing a distortion or lowering of the vision. Treatments such as steroids have been proven not to work and may be detrimental. Most cases spontaneous improve over a six month interval and laser might melp. ...Read more

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Retinopathy of prematurity still common?

Yes: The main risk factor for development of rop is prematurity and low birth weight. With better survival rates for premature babies, we are seeing more of these children with rop. ...Read more

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How can I help my baby if he has retinopathy of prematurity?

See below: Other than recommended follow up with an ophthalmologist, there is nothing you can do, sorry. ...Read more

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Can retinopathy cause one pupil being smaller than the other?

What kind: Diabetic tend to have a smaller pupil. What kind of retinopathy do you mean? If the person develops unequal pupil then he/she needs to consult an ophthalmologist asap. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of retinopathy of prematurity?

What are the  most common causes of retinopathy of prematurity?

Premature birth!: The cause is due to premature birth and possibly use of high oxygen concentration for breathing in premature infants. The retina is not fully developed and vascularized in the periphery and exposure to the air causes the peripheral retina to not vascularize, which can cause contraction, scarring and possible retinal detachment. ...Read more

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How long do people commonly survive at the stage of retinopathy & gangrene?

Not sure : If you are talking about complications from diabetes, those two conditions mean that diabetes has corroded the small blood vessels in the body. Try to have the blood sugar under good control. These conditions do not mean death is imminent. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's a virtual certainty that if you have diabetes you will develop retinopathy?

Wondering if it's a virtual certainty that if you have diabetes you will develop retinopathy?

No..: Even with poor control, 80% get it, not all; with excellent control, this risk is markedly reduced. ...Read more

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Which celebrities babies have retinopathy of prematurity?

Which celebrities babies have retinopathy of prematurity?

Protected info: This is protected health information, to which only the parent's, child and doctors involved should be privy. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Hypertensive Retinopathy (Definition)

Hypertensive retinopathy is frequently diagnosed in those with elevated blood pressure for a prolonged period of time based upon changes in the vessels in the retina. It also is a pathology of very high blood pressure in which retinal vessels leak fluid leading to radiating patterns of ...Read more


Retinopathy (Definition)

Retinopathy is a generic term for any disease ...Read more