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Can an eye patch help treat central serous retinopathy?

Can an eye patch help treat central serous retinopathy?

No: Csr is typically treated with a watch and wait approach. Occasionally laser can be used to hasten the recovery. New injectable drugs are also being explored.

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Can vigorous exercise be a contributing factor in idiopathic central serous retinopathy? Can I continue to exercise while recovering from this?

Can vigorous exercise be a contributing factor in idiopathic central serous retinopathy? Can I continue to exercise while recovering from this?

No known effect: Central serous is a condition of unknown cause. It does not respond to any pharmacologic therapy and minimally if at all to laser. Exercise seems independent of its extent so you may do vigorous exercise without proven harm.

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Can I really have no exposure to sunlight after central serous retinopathy (csr) surgery?

Can I really have no exposure to sunlight after central serous retinopathy (csr) surgery?

Depends: If you had photodynamic therapy (pdt) with verteporfin (visudyne) as I suspect, then you can not have any sunlight or uv exposure until your retinal specialist says so. You could get severe skin burns if you do.

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What foods/drink should I avoid when recovering from central serous retinopathy? I've stopped nasal sprays and stress.

What foods/drink should I avoid when recovering from central serous retinopathy? I've stopped nasal sprays and stress.

Corticosteroids: Most cases of csr occur in men between the ages of 25 and 55. Most of the time there is no obvious cause and most cases improve without treatment. Stress and cortisone type steroids are the most common cause when a cause can be identified. There is some evidence that stimulant type drugs like decongestants can be a cause. Theoretically, caffeine falls in this group, and should be used moderately.

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes central serous retinopathy?

The cause: Is a break in the membrane between the choroid and the retina in macular region. The cause is unknown but has been associated with steroid use and stress. Most cases will resolve without treatment in 4-6 weeks.

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What can cause central serous retinopathy?

Unknown: This is a condition of vascular serum leakage in the macular area occurring most commonly in the middle years. It is painless but disturbs the vision, sometimes significantly. No procedure or medication seems to help except in the uncommon cases when a single vessel can be identified as leaking - then it can be laser sealed. Otherwise we ask the patient to just wait it out.

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My father has Central Serous retinopathy now he have blurred vision, Dr gave vein injection & askd to attend laser, may I knw will he get vision back?

My father has Central Serous retinopathy now he have blurred vision, Dr gave vein injection & askd to attend laser, may I knw will he get vision back?

Hope Springs Eternal: Here is a quote for you: "The prognosis for CSR is generally excellent. Whilst immediate vision loss may be as poor as 20/200 in the affected eye, clinically over 90% of patients regain 20/30 vision or better within 6 months. Great! However "The disease can re-occur causing progressive vision loss."and" There is also a chronic form" and prognosis is less favorable. Let's hope he's in the 90% range

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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.

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What exactly is central serous retinopathy?

What exactly is central serous retinopathy?

Fluid under retina: CSR is a condition in which fluid forms under the retina and if it is in the very center of vision can cause distortion and/or loss of vision. Diagnosis needs to be made by a retinal specialist or ophthalmologist familiar with this disease. Many times related to stress.

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What exactly is central serous retinopathy?

Fluid under retina: CSR is a condition in which fluid forms under the retina and if it is in the very center of vision can cause distortion and/or loss of vision. Diagnosis needs to be made by a retinal specialist or ophthalmologist familiar with this disease. Many times related to stress.

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is central serous retinopathy?

Central retinopathy: A temporary condition in which swelling occurs in the macula, resulting in blurred vision. It is oftern occurs in young white males age 30-50 yo, frequently associated with stress or steroid use.

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Diag with DM retinopathy, macular edema and scattered hemes and my eyesight is -225/-200 in R eye and -200/-100 in L eye. I cant find wht #'s mean

Eyes: Your eye doctor MUST tell you all the current and potential problems with your eyes and then make appropriate recommendations.

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Can you have diabetic retinopathy on 1 eye??

Can you have diabetic retinopathy on 1 eye??

YES: Yes- cetainly possible: consult a retinal specialist and check with your endocrinologist.

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Eye doctor says im at risk for stroke because of hypertensive retinopathy?

Absolutely: There's the old saying that the eyes are the window to the soul. It's very true that may diseases are diagnosed by findings in the eye. If your eye dr. Saw changes in your retina caused by hypertension, it definitely raises your possibility of stroke. With 750, 000 strokes happening each year, you need prompt evaluation and treatment. See your family md as soon as you can. Good luck!

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If I have type 1 diabetes. Would I still be able to get surgery with slight retinopathy to the eyes?

If I have type 1 diabetes. Would I still be able to get surgery with slight retinopathy to the eyes?

Surgery: You don't mention the type of surgery you need. Ideally to have surgery your blood pressure should be well controlled

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What part of the eye is affected by diabetic retinopathy?

What part of the eye is affected by diabetic retinopathy?

Retina: Diabetic retinopathy causes bleeding in the retina from leaky damaged blood vessels. The body tries to grow in new blood vessels (neovascularization), and these can bleed as well. Some of these vessels can grow elsewhere in the eye such as the angle / iris and lead to elevated eye pressure.

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How can eye specialists determine the difference between diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy?

Exam and testing: Dilated fundus exam--diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy typically have different appearances, however they can appear similar with bleeding and ischemic areas of the retina. Areas requiring treatment to save vision (other than improving the underlying disease) can be found using imaging and angiogram diagnostic tests.

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I have retinopathy and I've had laser surgery on both eyes. What can I use to soothe my dry eyes?

I have retinopathy and I've had laser surgery on both eyes. What can I use to soothe my dry eyes?

Tear replacement: The underlying retinopathy with laser treatment occurred at the back of the eye and is independent of the eye dryness. That being a separate issue, can be treated with over the counter tear replacement lubricants (not the kind that say gets the red out) supplemented with ointment at night. Your retinal specialist can assist with this choice.

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When having eyes dilated for glaucoma exam can an ophthalmologist detect diabetic retinopathy?

When having eyes dilated for glaucoma exam can an ophthalmologist detect diabetic retinopathy?

Yes if present: The dilated eye exam is exactly how we inspect the retina, optic nerve, blood vessels, and other parts for diseases. So if a person has diabetes and it is affecting their retina, we will find it and if necessary treat the complications. As it turns out, not having retinopathy (a good thing) doesn't mean that you don't have diabetes. Your primary doctor determines that.

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Can the use *Preferably non-smoking of marijuana have negative effects on Diabetic Retinopathy? Due to the effects marijuana has on the eyes.

Can the use *Preferably non-smoking of marijuana have negative effects on Diabetic Retinopathy? Due to the effects marijuana has on the eyes.

Potential benefits: The following is a link detailing a novel use of non-smoking form of marihuana called "Cannabidiol As a Putative Novel Therapy for Diabetic Retinopathy". http://www.420magazine. Com/forums/diabetes/152457-cannabidiol-putative-novel-therapy-diabetic-retinopathy. Html. Hopefully this will address your question well.