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Coats Disease Retina
No: No this procedure should not damage the cornea but can cause some short term irritation of the cornea. ...Read more
Eye diseases like macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and cataracts are all in older people, right?
Yes: If the aqueous humor flow is disturbed, usually by some degree of obstruction of the drains inside the eye. then the pressure elevates. This can cause compromise to the nerves and blood vessels at the optic nerve, with loss of vision if not treated. So glaucoma is a disease of the aqueous flow which affects the vision through the optic nerve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Advanced Macular pucker & stable glaucoma in 1 eye. 2nd eye mild ERM. What is prognosis for adequate vision. Concerned that both eyes have disease.
Close follow up: Macular pucker can occur as a consequence of spontaneous pucker. There are procedures that can be done to help eliminate this but they carry some risk so usually the retinal surgeons who do this will wait for a level of lowered vision that is significant or note progression as a reason to intervene. The glaucoma is a separate issue for both eyes. These conditions should be closely monitored. ...Read more
Can lattice degeneration be thought of (seen) as warts on the pigment epithelium of peripheral retina?
No: Lattice is a peripheral thinning found commonly in near sighted patients. It can be a risk factor for developing retinal tears which can lead to detachment of the retina. Lattice is not infectious, nor is it caused by a virus as are warts. The pigment epithelium does not get warts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is macular degeneration the same as retinal degeneration? My eye reports says Bilateral: Defect is consistent with retinal degeneration. I'm 33.
Not really: Macular degeneration is a type of retinal degeneration found in the senior population that affects only the center of vision. Many other types of retinal degeneration exist from congenital, to acquired, from hereditary to environmental and from severe to minimal. I would be happy to interpret the report if you send me more details. ...Read more
Progressive macular pucker 20/30 vision, distortion & glaucoma. Visual fIeld good,nerve damage 30-45%.Would vitrectomy cause glaucoma to progress?
Possible: Vitrectomy and glaucoma may have an association. It is suspected that glaucoma occurs more often in patients who have had vitrectomy and subsequent cataract surgery. An ongoing clinical trial is aimed to answer this question with more clarity. PROVE Study. http://www.aaojournal.org/article/S0161-6420(14)00344-3/references AND https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01162356 ...Read more
Lattice degeneration: Is typically congenital or developmental. Lasik would not cause lattice. There are a variety of retinal holes but it would be uncommon for non-invasive ocular surgery to actually cause a hole. Retinal holes may worsen with surgery and should be evaluated by your retina specialist prior to ocular surgery. ...Read more
Is glaucoma, macular pucker or early Fuchs causing brief white out vision when driving in sun & then shade? diseases are in same eye & use monovision
58 w/glaucoma, nerve tissue thinning, field vision normal, oct suspicious, pressure reduced from 28 to 16. Is this good?
Good: The first step is that you went to an ophthalmologist. Since glaucoma does not have a pain or symptom at the beginning the patient may not be aware of the problem. Your pressure decreased from 28 to 16 more 40% which is a very good response. Please cont with your treatment and follow up with your ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wouldnt pars plana vitrectomy reduce the risk of retinal tears or detachments due to vitreoretinal traction for someone with lattice and vitr degen?
If lattice degeneration is area of atrophy of peripheral retinal pigment epithelium, can it be considered analogous to atrophy of skin epithelium?
Possibly: "It appears that the drug can safely be used in eyes with normal corneas, where it had no significant effects on either corneal thickness or endothelial cell count after 1 year of therapy.However, application of dorzolamide can increase corneal thickness in patients with cornea guttata where the functional reserve of the endothelium is lower. What's more, the drug can cause irreversible damage". ...Read more