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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. ...Read more

Retinopathy (Definition)

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


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can a normal yearly eye exam tell you if you have diabetic retinopathy? The dr took pictures of my eyes and other tests but nothing was said about it.

Can a normal yearly eye exam tell you if you have diabetic retinopathy? The dr took pictures of my eyes and other tests but nothing was said about it.

Pre DM2 & retinopath: Couple of great factors to your advantage are your age and that you are not a diabetic. Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes. My understanding is that you are a pre diabetic. In my opinion you should focus on methods to prevent diabetes such as exercise and nutritional changes. However, is great that you know couple of complications from dmii. ...Read more

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Is diabetic retinopathy treatable?

Yes: Diabetic retinopathy is very treatable with laser, steroids, and a new class of medicines called vegf inhibitors. The specific treatment needed depends on the type and extent of the retinopathy. The most important thing is that early treatment always gives the best results. Diabetics need to be monitored at least every year to evaluate for any retinopathy. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy in my right eye. Am I a suitable candidate for laser surgery?

I was recently diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy in my right eye. Am I a suitable candidate for laser surgery?

It depends.: There are many variables that help your ophthalmologist decide which treatment options to use. Depending on the severity and location of the retinopathy and the threat to your vision, treatment can range from periodic observation to use of laser or other treatments in which medicine is injected in the eye. The answer will depend on your unique situation. ...Read more

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How long does recovery from diabetic retinopathy laser eye surgery take?

How long does recovery from diabetic retinopathy laser eye surgery take?

Depends: It depends on what you mean by recovery. The changes in vision from the bright light of the laser will recover within minutes. The mild discomfort you may have following panretinal photocoagualtion will go away within a day or two. If you had laser for swelling of the macula and blurred vision, the vision will very slowly improve for many months, up to years form a single treatment. ...Read more

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I've had type 1 diabetes for almost 18 years and now have some retinopathy in the right eye. I would like to get an insulin pump, but can't afford on?

I've had type 1 diabetes for almost 18 years and now have some retinopathy in the right eye. I would like to get an insulin pump, but can't afford on?

Better control key: The most important thing to improve or prevent retinopathy is better blood sugar control. You don't need an Insulin pump to do this. You should be on basal/bolus Insulin regimen (lantus (insulin glargine) once or twice daily, Humalog not humulin before each meal). If this does not improve blood sugars well enough, then one can consider an Insulin pump. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed be good or bad for eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion?

Can smoking weed be good or bad for eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion?

More downside...: More downside than upside such as lung disease. No evidence that marijuana helps either of those, and any smoking is bad for diseases that involve blood flow. Weed lowers eye pressure in glaucoma, but not for enough time to be effective. Other treatments work better. ...Read more

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Is smoking marijuana dangerous for eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion or any other eye disorder?

Is smoking marijuana dangerous for eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion or any other eye disorder?

YES: Smoke contains particulate matter ; is the residue of something burning or being burned. Smoke gets into the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, mouth, lungs, hair, pores of the skin etc. Sulfur and carbon monoxide are prominent elements of smoke along with 3000 other chemicals which likely cause cancer or are toxic to tissues. So, smoking anything is bad for your health if healthy let alone if ill. ...Read more

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How to wear an eye patch to treat a kids lazy eye?

How to wear an eye patch to treat a kids lazy eye?

Difficult: You can tape it on, but kids don't like that and will remove it. You can fabricate a fun patch with a design with a little sewing talent and an elastic cord. There are commercial patches like 'opticlude' which can provide good occlusion. In all cases the child will be unhappy with the loss of vision from the better eye so it requires effort on the part of the parents and child. ...Read more