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Is diabetic retinopathy curable?

Is diabetic retinopathy curable?

Diabetic retinopathy: In susceptible diabetics, prolonged poor control leads to weakening of the outer walls of vessels in the retina leading to outpouching (microaneurysms), leaks, scarring, and vascular occlusion leading to ischemia. Ischemia sends out a signal (vegf) causing the growth of new vessels (neovascularization) which leak, and can lead to retinal detachment and proliferation. It is treatable - hurry. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

A condition that causes damage to your eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time. It's often linked to a buildup of pressure inside your eye. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness ...Read more


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Is malignant melanoma totally curable?

Is malignant melanoma totally curable?

No: It depends on the stage. Stage ia has about a 98% cure rate, but most people with stage 4 will not be cured with any of the treatments that we have available. ...Read more

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What is juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma?

What is juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma?

Common brain tumor: This is a slow-growing brain tumor that often affects the lower brain of children. Each presents a difficult management problem, but the prognosis for a good long-term result is better than in other astrocytomas. ...Read more

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Are nevus spilus’ dangerous?

Are nevus spilus’ dangerous?

No: Nevus spilus is a type of spotted mole with underlying light brown patch in the background. These are often present at birth, and may slowly enlarge as we grow, but almost never transform into skin cancer. ...Read more

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Is every glioma malignant?

No: Glioma is a broad term that refers to cancers in the brain. Many are malignant but some are benign. ...Read more

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Is keloid curable?

Treatment available: Keloid scars can be avoided with silicone sheeting and steroid injections. Once a keloid has already been established it can be excised and treated with subsequent steroid injections or low-dose radiation. Excision alone usually results in recurrence of the kulik. ...Read more

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Is bioderma akn effects permanent.?

Is bioderma akn  effects permanent.?

No, not really: They are just cosmetic skincare products, which means one has to keep using them to keep having the desired effect. There may be some long term effects of such skin products, such as protection from sun damage if a person is using products with sunscreen. Looking at it this way, one could say there are some "permanent benefits". ...Read more

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Is glaucoma curable?

Is glaucoma curable?

No: The answer depends on how you define curable. We don't eliminate glaucoma with today's therapies, and we currently cannot restore vision that is permanently lost due to glaucomatous damage. However, we lower the intraocular pressure through medications, laser, or surgery in order to slow down or halt the rate of glaucoma progression so that you can outlive losing your sight. ...Read more

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Is seborrheic keratosis a malignant skin cancer tumor?

Is seborrheic keratosis a malignant skin cancer tumor?

No: Sk's are nonmalignant tumors, nor are they premalignant. They often grow on sun damaged skin, so they often show up in the same areas which are at risk for skin cancers. Sk's require no treatment. See a md for eval & diagnosis. ...Read more

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Glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer what is this?

Glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer what is this?

GBM: Gbm is the most agressive type of primary brain tumor. It is of glial cell in origin. They can arise de novo, or can be from progression of a lower grade tumor. Survival beyond 2 years is extremely poor. ...Read more

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Is dysplastic nevus benign?

Is dysplastic nevus benign?

DYSPLASTIC NEVUS: THIS IS A NEVUS (MOLE) WITH AN ABNORMAL DEVELOPMENT OR GROWTH OF CELLS. THIS SHOULD BE SEEN BY A DERMATOLOGIST WHO WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO EITHER WATCH IT PERIODICALLY OR TO CUT IT OUT -- BIOPSY IT -- UNDER LOCAL ANESTHESIA AND THEN SEND THE SAMPLE TO A SPECIALIZED PATHOLOGIST FOR AN EXAMINATION. ...Read more

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Eccimery laserfor miopia in glaucoma patient?

Eccimery laserfor miopia in glaucoma patient?

Not recommended: Laser refractive surgery is generally not recommended for patients with glaucoma but it depends on many factors: is it early glaucoma, is prk planned? There may be exceptions to the general rule. ...Read more

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Is benign adnexal skin tumor compatible with eccrine poroma cancerous?

Is benign adnexal skin tumor compatible with eccrine poroma cancerous?

Benign& malignant: Skin adenexal tumors (sat ) tumors of sweat glands, ( eccrine& apocrine glands ) hair follicles , are both benign and malignant . Malignant which is lethal if excision is not done early. Eccrine porocarcinoma is malignant variety and it is not a benign tumor. ...Read more

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Is lichenoid keratosis pre cancerous?

Is lichenoid keratosis pre cancerous?

No: If truly solitary and path shows changes like lichen planus, this is a benign entity. Biopsy or excision of entire lesion is often considered. ...Read more

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Is limpnoid cancer curable?

Is limpnoid cancer curable?

Yes, but not always: Lymphoma, or lymph node cancer, is a systemic (wide spread) disease. The most common form is hodgkins disease, which you may have heard of. There are many different forms, many of which can be treated or at least managed. Some lymphomas are very difficult to manage. An oncologist can better discuss an individuals lymphoma, with expected outcomes. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does benzil perocxide cure acine scars?

Does benzil perocxide cure acine scars?

Does not cure scars: True scars are permannt injuries to the skin, and nothing will cure or remove them. Most acne does not leave actual scars, but discolorations and blemishes which do fade over time. Doctors can give creams and perform procedures that lessen the bad effects of scars. Benzoyl peroxide is a topical medicine that treats acne by killing bacteria and making the acne bumps go away, and the marks improve. ...Read more

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Is hypertropia curable?

Is hypertropia curable?

Hypertropia: You should see and eye doctor to determine the cause and be treated appropriately. Once treated and stable, strabismus surgery can be considered to correct the issue. ...Read more

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What is proliferative diabetic retinopathy?

What is proliferative diabetic retinopathy?

New vessel growth: The main risk factors for causing pdr are having diabetes for longer than 10 years and poor blood sugar control. Pdr results when retinal blood vessels begin to grow abnormally in response to poor retinal circulation. The new vessels are fragile and bleed easily and bleeding is the main cause of vision loss in pdr. Treatments include laser, vitrectomy surgery, and intravitreal injections. ...Read more

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Does anyone treat vitelliform macular dystrophy?

Does anyone treat vitelliform macular dystrophy?

See a retina special: There are no treatments for this. In the very small percentage that also get choroidal neovascularization, anti-vegf injections are helpful. This is a disease where gene therapy will theoretically be helpful in the future. ...Read more

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What is glaucoma versus glioma?

See below: Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that lead to damage to the optic nerve. This nerve carries visual information from the eye to the brain a glioma is a type of tumor that starts in the brain or spine. It is called a glioma because it arises from glial cells. The most common site of gliomas is the brain. Gliomas make up ~30% of all brain and central nervous system tumors. ...Read more

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