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Briefly explain the symptoms of proliferative retinopathy if bleeding occurs?

Briefly explain the symptoms of proliferative retinopathy if bleeding occurs?

Floaters: New floaters and or blurring of the vision. You need regular dilated eye exams by your retina specialist even without new symptoms if you have this disease. ...Read more

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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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What is bilateral proliferative retinopathy and how is it treated?

What is bilateral proliferative retinopathy and how is it treated?

Laser: First, controll your blood sugar and blood pressure. Laser is typically used to controll the affects that diabetes has on the eyes. Occasionally medicine is placed in the eye as well. More importantly, keep all your appointments with your eye doctor, preferably a retinal specialist, as proliferative retinopathy is easier to treat a little at a time. ...Read more

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What pain reliever is safe to use with diabetic retinopathy? I know aspirin can increase bleeding risk, so i assume it wouldn't be safe for someone with diabetic retinopathy. Are other nsaid's ok? .

What pain reliever is safe to use with diabetic retinopathy? I know aspirin can increase bleeding risk, so i assume it wouldn't be safe for someone with diabetic retinopathy. Are other nsaid's ok?

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Diabetic : Diabetic retinopathy comes in many forms. In general, I do not advise stopping of nsaids or Aspirin in patients with diabetic retinopathy (some of these patients have underlying cardiac disease - an Aspirin daily is beneficial in these patients for systemic health). If someone has proliferative diabetic retinopathy, use of nsaids or Aspirin could theoretically increase the size of a bleed should it occur. Someone with proliferative diabetic retinopathy should be followed closely and treatment by laser can preserve vision in these patients. ...Read more

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What is proliferative diabetic retinopathy?

What is proliferative diabetic retinopathy?

New vessel growth: The main risk factors for causing pdr are having diabetes for longer than 10 years and poor blood sugar control. Pdr results when retinal blood vessels begin to grow abnormally in response to poor retinal circulation. The new vessels are fragile and bleed easily and bleeding is the main cause of vision loss in pdr. Treatments include laser, vitrectomy surgery, and intravitreal injections. ...Read more

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What is the dause of proliferative diabetic retinopathy?

Poor blood flow: Ultimately it is caused by poor perfusion of your retinal capillaries that stimulates a response in your eye to produce abnormal new blood vessels, these can break and cause bleeding and loss of vision. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have proliferate vitreo retinopathy (pvr)?

What does it mean to have proliferate vitreo retinopathy (pvr)?

Complication: Pvr is the most common cause of failure for retinal detachment surgery. Some patients have a very active healing response which creates scar tissue that pulls the retina back off. Once pvr occurs, it needs to be treated with vitrectomy and possibly a buckle and silicone oil. It is possible that multiple surgeries will be needed to stabilize the retina. ...Read more

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Proliferative diabetic retinopathy is causing me to go blind. Is there a cure?

There is no cure : Pdr, like many complications of diabetes can be managed, but there is no cure. The outcome of treatment depends on the duration of diabetes, the patient's compliance with their diabetes management, and the level of ophthalmological care received. Retina specialists have many tools to preserve vision, but the result depends largely on how serve the disease is. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms of diabetic retinopathy?

Are there symptoms of diabetic retinopathy?

Diabetic Retinopathy: The entire clinical spectrum of diabetic retinopathy ranges from no symptoms for mild disease to blurry vision (macular edema) to severe eye pain with blurry vision (neovascular glaucoma) to blindness (traction retinal detachment or severe vitreous hemorrhage). Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in people under the age of 60 here is the United States. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of type II diabetic retinopathy?

What are the early symptoms of type II diabetic retinopathy?

See below: Early diabetic retinopathy has no symptoms. By the time symptoms occur, the disease is advanced and vision loss may be permanent. It is for this reason that all diabetics should have a dilated examination every year. We are much better at preventing vision loss than restoring lost vision. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of retinopathy in premature babies?

What are the symptoms of retinopathy in premature babies?

Sometimes none: Retinopathy of prematurity can occur in premature infants weighing about 2¾ pounds (1250 grams) or less that are born before 31 weeks of gestation (a full-term pregnancy has a gestation of 38–42 weeks). It is potentially blinding. Often there are no symptoms as these babies are pre-verbal. In severe rop a baby may not react to light and eventually not fix or follow objects. ...Read more

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Retinopathy (Definition)

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