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Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

Angiofibromad: There are three main types of treatment for juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: hormone therapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Hormone therapy involves the use of a drug called flutamide, which acts by blocking testosterone receptors. The activity of this drug is further evidence for a hormonal cause for the condition. Treatment with Flutamide can shrink tumors by more than 40 percent. ...Read more

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Latest treatment for bird shot retinitis?

Latest treatment for bird shot retinitis?

Retinochoroidopathy: Birdshot retinochoroidopathy is an uncommon chronic posterior uveitis. It should be followed by a specialist. Treatment is focused on reducing inflammation. This can be done with steroids or cyclosporine with or without ketoconazole. Other agents tried include mycophenolate mofetil, azathioprine, methotrexate, and daclizumab. Please see the doctor for appropriate treatment and follow-up. ...Read more

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What are glaucoma treatment options?

What are glaucoma treatment options?

Many: The goal in glaucoma treatment is to get the internal eye pressure lower than the level causing risk to vision. Most cases can be assisted with pressure lowering eyedrops to which can be added laser treatment if needed. Advanced or unresponsive cases may need surgery. There are many options; your ophthalmologist can assist you with the best course of action. ...Read more

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How effective is eye surgery for treating macular degeneration?

How effective is eye surgery for treating macular degeneration?

Not useful: Macular degeneration is a condition, mostly in the elderly, in which the central circulation gradually fails and vision is lost. No surgery known can reverse this process. There are supplements which can be useful and in certain types of macular degeneration, injections may also be useful. ...Read more

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Treatment options for norwalk virus infections? Thanks!

Treatment options for norwalk virus infections? Thanks!

Fluids: The goal of treatment is to prevent dehydration by making sure to replace the fluids and electrolytes lost through diarrhea or vomiting. .Older children and adults can drink sports beverages such as gatorade, but these should not be used for children. Instead, use the electrolyte and fluid replacement solutions or freezer pops available in food and drug stores. Antiemetics may be used as well. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for chronic hepatitis b?

Is there an effective treatment for chronic hepatitis b?

There R few options: Current treatment for chronic hepatitisb is decent/good and is improving as we speak, but no difinitive treatment exists at this time. Since you are young and presumably healthy without evidence of liver damage, your chance of a good out come is good, but not 100%. There are few options for treatment. Consult your doc for eval/discuss to see which is best for your situation. Good luck. ...Read more

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How effective is laser surgery for treating macular degeneration?

How effective is laser surgery for treating macular degeneration?

Not effective: laser was used treat macular degeneration the 1980's , 90's, and early 2000's but is no longer considered an effective treatment. Currently, injectable medications (Avastin, Lucentis, (ranibizumab) Eylea) are the best treatment for wet macular degeneration. The only proven "treatment" for dry macular degeneration is vitamin supplementation (AREDS 2 formula). ...Read more

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Natural treatment for the eye condition uveitis?

Natural treatment for the eye condition uveitis?

No such thing: Uveitis is a serious inflammation inside the eye which can cause vision loss and other problems. This should not be treated with "natural" products which will no work and can prevent your progress to the ophthalmologist who can given you what are in fact effective prescription medications. ...Read more

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Effective home treatment for "molluscum contagiosum" around the eye?

Effective home treatment for "molluscum contagiosum" around the eye?

Molluscum treatment: Molluscum is a viral infection that is moderately contagious. When found around the eye, there may be chronic conjunctivitis in the adjacent eye. There is no really good home treatment, though it will resolve with time. There is anecdotal evidence that some of the chemicals used in pools may take out the virus. So go swimming! the lesions can be excised or treated with cryo depending on location. ...Read more

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Lattice corneal dystrophy treatment for what?

Lattice corneal dystrophy treatment for what?

Lattice dystrophy Tx: Treatment for lattice dystrophy includes close followup with an eye doctor to monitor vision and to treat associates corneal disease (deposits, recurrent erosions, etc). ...Read more

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Tips about corneal transplant as treatment for keratoconus?

Tips about corneal transplant as treatment for keratoconus?

Keratoconus: Corneal transplant is a highly successful surgery in keratoconus patients in which all other treatment options have been exhausted. ...Read more

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What are any treatment options for corneal neovascularization with corneal scarring?

What are any treatment options   for corneal neovascularization with corneal scarring?

Treat disease: First, it is best to try to identify and treat the underlying disease process, so that the inflammatory impetus to form new vessels is reversed or minimized. If there is a quiet eye, there are a couple possible treatment options. First, laser ablation of the vessels has had some success, especially using a yellow dye laser. Second, a medicine that makes new blood vessels disappear can be injected. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for demodex blepharitis?

What is the most effective treatment for demodex blepharitis?

Tea tree oil: A simple, inexpensive remedy is tea tree oil. After your diagnosis of the condition by your ophthalmologist (other things may look the same), then clean and dry your lids twice per day and apply a thin layer of tea tree oil to the lash margins of the closed eyelids. This will get rid of this pest in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Treatment options for chronic granulomatous disease? Thanks!

Treatment options for chronic granulomatous disease? Thanks!

Quite a few!: Cgd is an immune deficiency that leads to frequent bacterial and fungal infections. Current treatment can include aggressive and prolonged antibiotic, antifungal, and Prednisone use (sometimes continuously for each as prevention), interferon, white blood cell transfusions, stem cell transplantation, and sometimes bone marrow transplantation. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for the eye condition 'retinitis pigmentosa ?

No: But regular eye exams are warranted to surveil against treatable complications such as cataract and macular edema. Also, multiple new and exciting clinical research trials are underway for this group of diseases (there are dozens of kinds of rp) including gene therapy. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for eye yeast infection?

Is there an effective treatment for eye yeast infection?

Not likely: Eye yeast infections are very rare. It is not likely you have one. ...Read more

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Please describe treatment options for sickle cell disease?

Please describe treatment options for sickle cell disease?

Many: Treatments for sickle cell disease include hydroxyurea, blood transfusions, or even bone marrow transplants in certain cases. It depends on the severity of disease. Treating pain crises is also a very important part of managing the side effects of the disease. Because sickle cell disease can affect many organs in the body, it is essential to receive care from an expert in sickle cell disease. ...Read more

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What are the treatments available for meningococcal disease?

What are the  treatments available for meningococcal disease?

Meningococcal diseas: Prevention of the disease is more important. A Meningococcal vaccine is now available for children aged 11 years and over- taken in 2 doses about 5 years apart. A new vaccine is also now available for infants given as early as 6 weeks of life. Treatment is usually extensive and includes IV fluids, antibiotics, steroids and other medications to maintain blood pressure. ...Read more