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Cortical Visual Impairment Treatments
Generally none: Cortical blindness results from failure of the brain interconnections to the visual cortex to develop, or damage directly to the cortex from injury and vascular catastrophe. No treatment is possible. Such persons should be entered into programs for the blind and poorly sighted to develop alternate means of coping. ...Read more
Extension and Bleed: Medications are used to prevent propagation of the clot to more extensive areas of the cerebral venous system. Studies indicate a tendency toward better outcome in patients treated with anticoagulant therapy than in those who are not treated with anticoagulants. In einhaupl's study, even patients with cerebral hemorrhage appeared to benefit from anticoagulation. Risks are for hemorrhage or stroke. ...Read more
Need clarity: Am not clear as to whether you have permanent cortical blindness, or episodic associated with seizure activity. If the former, this could represent permanency, but if paroxysmal, better seizure control is very probable, especially with newer medications, and potentially, a Vagal Nerve Stimulator unit. ...Read more
Woud you please discuss the complications that can arise in the treatment of cortical venous thrombosis?
Risk of bleeding: Anticoagulation, with Coumadin or Heparin or several newer agents, is the main treatment for clots. Older people especially have a risk of bleeding while on these, so a fall should be evaluated for a hematoma on the brain. Other risks: because it lowers vitamin k, Coumadin therapy increases the risk of arterial calcification & heart valve calcification, especially if too much vitamin d is present. ...Read more
Memory Loss: In someone so young the most important issue is finding out why you have impaired memory and correcting that problem. This is not normal and there is no standard treatment for a problem that could have numerous causes. A neurologist is where i would start if you do not have a family doctor. ...Read more
Pbm in brain not eye: The term cortical vision impairment implys that there is a problem with the brain cortex (outer cell layer) that interprets the imput of the eye and visual nerve inputs.This is similar to having a good video camera, cables and system but the no screen to display the input in a way you can understand it. ...Read more
Of course: Many treatments including the provision of lenses, topical and systemic medications, laser treatment and a variety of surgical options can help many with lowered vision and even some that are apparently blind. Check with you ophthalmologist to see which of these is present if you are the patient. ...Read more
I think you meant : I think you meant restrictive lung disease this can be due to internal duration of your longs or external blockage like trouble with your rib cage ...Read more
See below: Treating psychomotor retardation is generally linked with treating its underlying cause, which is usually severe depression or bipolar disorder. Treatment sometimes involves therapy; individuals who meet with therapists on a regular basis can sometimes progress beyond their illnesses and lead mentally healthy lives. In other cases, the nature of the disorder necessitates medication. ...Read more
Fine motor skills: It is important to emphasize that one size does not fit all when designing a therapeutic intervention for children with motor skills disorder. It is also important to understand that although many interventions are offered, very few have been rigorously tested and proven to be effective. ...Read more
Depends what u mean: This can cover gross motor skills like gait, or fine motor skills like handwriting. A variety of therapists might be involved such as physical therapists and occupational therapists. Assessment might be done by physicians such as neurologists or rehab med doctors or neuropsychologists. Assessment usually guides the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Unrelated: Assuming that the cortical defect in vision is an isolated phenomenon, other aspects of development should proceed at the normal pace. While some cortical vision impairments are isolated, many are associated with more generalized defects. For you to know about this, this child must have been old enough to analyze the cortical defect and therefore is being diagnosed in other areas. ...Read more
What is a lv systolic impairment e/f 40-45 with pericardialeffusion and rv hypertrophy of 1.2cm can they do surgery? Are there any treatments?
Ef 15%/heart failure: Ejection fraction or ef of 10 to 15 is serious. This is a measure of how your heart is performing as a pump. Ef should be 50 to 60%, so low ef means heart failure. There are treatments, medical ones first, like diuretics to remove extra fluid. Okay to ask your doc and your cardiologist. ...Read more
What is a lv systolic impairment e/f 40-45 with pericardialeffusion and rv hypertrophy of 1.2cm can they do surgery are thier any treatments or cures ?
See below.: Seems you have a complicated problem with some decreased squeeze function of the left side of your heart, some fluid in the sac surrounding your heart and a large right side of your heart. These results are not clearly related although they may be. I would suggest discussing with your ordering physician. Surgery might be considered if the effusion is large, progressive or causing dysfunction. ...Read more
You Bet There Is!!: First, you are better if taking a very potent ms medicine, such as tysabri (natalizumab) or gilenya, as "off label" both have shown ability to prevent brain atrophy, and improve fatigue and cognition. Second, have adequate levels of vit d, taking 5-10000 units daily. The traditional Alzheimer's meds do not help usually, but would consider a trial of 2 medical foods, axona, and cerefolin-nac, and ?Galantamine. ...Read more
8 mos ago, i took Celexa, (citalopram) Experiencing severe mental AND physical impairment, not to mention suicidal depression. are there any treatments? suffering
Go see your Dr :
now and tell him/her whats going on and
its likely your experiencing side effects and /or have some physical issues going on. Dont wait, call today and if you cant be seen quickly see your primary care doctor asap. Urgent care can also help in some cases depending on your pain. ...Read more
Please let me know if there is any treatment for hearing impairment other than using hearing aid? Heard that Ayurveda can treat?
What are the risks of mimics and expression impairment following botox treatment for facial wrinkles? I am thinking about botox treatment for facial wrinkles (specifically around the mouth). Having done some research, i was surprised to discover that boto
The risk is real: Botox can reduce facial expressions, but if done correctly the chances are small. Good injectors make sure that there is some movement of the forehead, so that you don't have a frozen look. The risk of injecting Botox around the mouth is that it can cause drooling. Again, if you go with a very experienced injector the risks are lower. ...Read more
Visual field loss: Dysfunction in the cortex either disrupts the visual pathways, blocking that portion of the visual signal--or there can be dysfunction of the actual visual processing portion (occipital lobe). In both cases chunks of vision will be lost . Other cortical problems may disrupt pattern recognition, facial recognition or other higher degree visual interpretation. ...Read more
Visual field problem: "distortion" in the visual field is an unusual description. Usually distortion is described in the central or near central vision where straight lines appear crooked or bent. This virtually always indicates a retinal condition and should be evaluated asap. In the peripheral vision, problems are usually described as a vision loss or blind spot. This too should be checked. Possibly visual migraine. ...Read more
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VARIES: The visual aura precedes the headache phase, and triptans could stop the event depending on an injection of Imitrex or usage of a nasal spray or pill from 10-45 minutes. Many choices include maxalt, zomig, frova, amerge, treximet, relpax (eletriptan). Maybe prevent headaches with topirimate, or depakote, or even otc like butterbur, feverfew, riboflavin, magnesium, co-q-10. ...Read more