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What does chronic lacunar infarcts with cystic degeneration in right thalamus and left basal ganglia means? My 22 yr old fiancee's 3 month old MRI has this after contracting TB meningitis, cureable??

What does chronic lacunar infarcts with cystic degeneration in right thalamus and left basal ganglia means?  My 22 yr old fiancee's 3 month old MRI has this after contracting TB meningitis, cureable??

Not curable, but : early developmental intervention will help promote development. Was it tuberculous meningitis, treated early & completely eradicated? Hydocephalus & basal ganglia lesions are common in TBM. A pediatric neurologist can explain to her father what areas of function are likely to be impacted by the damaged areas of his baby's brain. Has the rest of the family had a TB skin test & treatment if +? ...Read more

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If MRI brain scan says chronic infarct noted in occipital lobe &prominence noted in basal cisterns, cortical solci then shall I see neuro or physchoDR?

If MRI brain scan says chronic infarct noted in occipital lobe &prominence noted in basal cisterns, cortical solci then shall I see neuro or physchoDR?

Micro infarcts on mr: This really depends on what symptoms you are having. Probably the first person you should see is a neurologist for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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What does intrameniscal degeneration mean?

What does intrameniscal degeneration mean?

Osteoarthritis : The meniscus is a cushion inside the joint. What you are describing is wear in this "cushion." it is most common in osteoarthritis but can also be present in other forms of arthritis. This is usually an MRI description of the problem. ...Read more

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Please help! I have back degeneration which is hereditory?

Please help! I have back degeneration which is hereditory?

Not enough info: There are many genetic conditions predisposing to spine degeneration. You need to provide the type of hereditary degeneration you have been diagnosed withand the studies which were done to diagnose it. without appropriate tests, you may not have a hereditary condition. ...Read more

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How lattice degeneration should be managed?

How lattice degeneration should be managed?

Needs eval by eye MD: Lattice degeneration is a degenerative lesion in the periphery of the retina. It is a relatively common problem but in a few people, can lead to retinal holes and tears and retinal detachment. You should be examined carefully by an ophthalmologist (eye MD) and find out if any treatment is needed. This link has good information: http://eyewiki.aao.org/Lattice_Degeneration Good luck ...Read more

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What is ocular degeneration ?

What is ocular degeneration
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AMD?: Do you mean macular degeneration? This is a leading cause of blindness in people over 60. This is a huge topic. Learn more on this almost anywhere. Age related macular degeneration (armd). ...Read more

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What is macular degeneration?

What is macular degeneration?

Eye Exam: Dry and wet AMD are diagnosed by a good Ophthalmic exam. If you have any vision loss or problems, you should be seen by an ophthalmologist or retinal specialist as soon as possible. In the dry form there are changes in the back of the eye readily seen and in the wet form you can have sudden loss of vision which is treatable if seen ASAP. AMD usually occurs past the age of 50. ...Read more

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What is macular degeneration ?

What is macular degeneration ?

See below: Age-related macular degeneration (amd) is a retinal condition which affects older adults and results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field (the macula). There are “dry” and “wet” forms. It is a top cause of blindness and visual impairment in older adults (>50 years) in industrialized countries. ...Read more

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What is vitreous degeneration?

What is vitreous degeneration?

Changes with age: As we age, the vitreous (the gel inside the eye) breaks down and transitions from a more solid state to a more liquid state. As this happens, patients often begin to see an increasing number of floaters in the vision. Any flashes of light warrant a consultation with an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Is macular degeneration curabr?

Is macular degeneration curabr?

See Below: Dry (nonexudative) age-related macular degeneration (amd) is treated with areds (age-related eye disase study) vitamins. Wet (exudative) amd is treated with ocular injections (intravitreal avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or eylea). See a retina specialist. There are no cures right now. ...Read more

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