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Advanced Macular pucker & stable glaucoma in 1 eye. 2nd eye mild ERM. What is prognosis for adequate vision. Concerned that both eyes have disease.

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

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Macular Degeneration (Definition)

A partly genetic disease affecting vision that happens to older people. There are two types: dry or wet, which are ...Read more


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What light bulb is best for reading for people with macular degeneration?

What light bulb is best for reading for people with macular degeneration?

Bright!: Macular degeneration patients require a great deal of light to read. The reading speed in even mild macular degeneration can be significantly impaired. I recommend using as much light as possible. There is some trial and error as some patients prefer a particular light spectrum. Daylight spectrum light is best. ...Read more

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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

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

3 different problems: Fuchs is weakness of the front cornea. Glaucoma is a disease where too much pressure damages the vision. Macular pucker is damage to the retina/macula.. KISS...See the ophthalmologist...Get your answers ASAP.. Keep us posted... Dr.Sibley ...Read more

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Myopia resulted in floaters n flashes.What is good solution for it.Wearing glasses?My eye checkup doesn't show retinal tear or detachment.Pls help

Myopia resulted in floaters n flashes.What is good solution for it.Wearing glasses?My eye checkup doesn't show retinal tear or detachment.Pls help

Floaters/Flashes: Floaters and flashes are caused by changes in the vitreous gel of the eye. Flashes usually go away within a few weeks, but floaters tend to persist for much longer. Over time the floaters tend to be less bothersome, but this is a gradual process that's different for each individual. Unfortunately glasses will not help. If the floaters or flashes worsen you should get rechecked for a retinal tear. ...Read more

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Macular pucker.with distortion. Close-up vision great, distance vision not as good. Could macular pucker impair distance vision only and not close up?

Macular pucker.with distortion. Close-up vision great, distance vision not as good. Could macular pucker impair distance vision only and not close up?

Not likely : Macular pucker affects the retina which detects images at any distance. The lens and cornea focus images at various distances onto the retina. So a problem at only one distance usually is a problem other than the retina. However, some people may only notice distortion from a macular pucker at a particular distance. A review of your records/images would help clarify. ...Read more

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What light bulb is recommended for reading for someone with macular degeneration?

What light bulb is recommended for reading for someone with macular degeneration?

Stronger: Some compensation for the diminshed vision of macular degeneration is possible by increasing the light intensity. Solar corrective bulbs can also help; with this. These improve the vision a little but will not affect the course of the macular changes. ...Read more

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I have a refractive error of -5.75 in both eyes (myopia & astigmatism) and floaters in both eyes. Is a pupil dilation better than the digital retinal?

I have a refractive error of -5.75 in both eyes (myopia & astigmatism) and floaters in both eyes. Is a pupil dilation better than the digital retinal?

Yes: Nothing beats the chance to get a good look at the peripheral retina when there is an onset of new floaters. Dilation is a bit of an annoying pain but is recommended in this circumstance. You are, hopefully, seeing an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What causes light flashes in the eye after laser surgery? What causes light flashes in the eye after laser surgery for glucoma and macular degeneration of the eye?

After images. : Light flashes in the eye after laser surgery are most likely after images. Usually they go away. Laser is used for glaucoma, diabetes, and retinal tears. It is less often used these days in macular degeneration. Light flashes can also be caused by retinal traction and impending retinal tear. A good thorough retinal exam will eliminate most causes for concern. ...Read more

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In regards to retinal detachment, symptoms are red eye, blurry vision, black spots and lights, pain at times, noticeable dimness all in one eye only

In regards to retinal detachment, symptoms are red eye, blurry vision, black spots and lights, pain at times, noticeable dimness all in one eye only

Guarded Prognosis: Pain and red eye usually aren't associated with retinal detachment unless it is chronic or unless the eye has inflammation and the detachment is caused by a fluid build-up instead of a hole. Given your history there are other things that can dim vision, such as a blocked vessel. You should be carefully evaluated by a retina specialist to optimize your chances of recovery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treatment for dry macular degeneration?

Treatment for dry macular degeneration?

Not yet: While there are several medications as well as stem cell and gene therapies that are currently being investigated, no treatment has been proven to be safe and effective for geographic atrophy, the hallmark of dry amd. High dose anti-oxidant vitamin supplementation has been shown to be helpful in preventing the progression to the wet form of macular degeneration when certain early signs are present. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get accurate visual field test with macular pucker decline in visual acuity, lights less bright & white computer screen looking gray?

Is it possible to get accurate visual field test with macular pucker decline in visual acuity, lights less bright & white computer screen looking gray?

Usually it is fine: You have defects in the central visual portion of your field of view - an area poorly outlined by most field testing devices. Field tests will define major defects which largely will register from the peripheral areas tested. Have you had a field tested in the past? Is there some condition being sought for with a field.? Your ophthalmologist would not order a field if he doubts the result. ...Read more

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Eye diseases like macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and cataracts are all in older people, right?

Age Related: All of those conditions are predominantly age related, although all can occur less often in young people. ...Read more

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Is laser eye surgery is good for retinal tear?

Is laser eye surgery is good for retinal tear?

Usually: A retinal tear allows fluid to seep under the retina and lift it off (retinal detachment). Laser energy can be delivered to surround the tear and create scar re-attachment which puts the retina back in place and prevents further change. It is a useful tool for correction of this problem in the right cases. Your retinal ophthalmologist can diagnose and treat this. ...Read more

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Early stage glaucoma & moderate stage epiretinal membrane same eye not affecting vision much now. W/both diseases potential for central vision loss & peripheral vision loss causes anxiety. Prognosis?

Early stage glaucoma & moderate stage epiretinal membrane same eye not affecting vision much now. W/both diseases potential for central vision loss & peripheral vision loss causes anxiety. Prognosis?

The risk is very low: An epiretinal membrane is a common finding in 60 y/o female and typically remain visually insignificant. If it becomes visually significant, surgical treatment is very successful. Mild glaucoma is very treatable, and with appropriate followup and treatment, peripheral vision loss can be prevented. Central loss is extremely rare. ...Read more

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I have myopic degeneration. Is that pathological myopia? OD: -15D macular pucker OS: -12D 1mm pigment on retina Both:100% PVD w/floaters gnats flashes

I have myopic degeneration. Is that pathological myopia?
OD: -15D macular pucker
OS: -12D 1mm pigment on retina
Both:100% PVD w/floaters gnats flashes

See retina specialit: Do you mean macular degeneration? It appears that you need an eye doctor specialized on the retina and macular. Don't delay another second since your eyesight may depend on it. ...Read more

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Hyphema in eye after a month vision blur and close vision very unlike eye looks dilated and treatment pred forte , nepaflam, and bidin lstm?

Hyphema in eye after a month vision blur and close vision very unlike eye looks dilated and treatment pred forte , nepaflam, and bidin lstm?

Eye injury: It sounds like you had a significant eye injury that resulted in breaking some blood vessels in the front chamber of the eye. The resulting hyphema may take several weeks to resolve. Importantly, careful restricted activities, intensive ocular medications, and follow up care are essential to give your eye a chance to recover. Complications, such as glaucoma, cataract, failure of pupil to function. ...Read more

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Is shaded light better for eyes?

Yes: Shading your eyes with hats and sunglasses prevents ultraviolet exposure, decreasing risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. ...Read more

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What magnifiers and other visual aids are recommended for macular degeneration?

Several: The lions club in major cities runs a 'low vision clinic' with a selection of visual aids. It will depend upon your needs as to what is best for you and they have samples to try. There is also a new electronic device which looks like an iphone which you place on the print and it enlarges the image on the screen facing you. The lions can help you with this also. ...Read more

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Are color sunglasses lenses bad for your eyes?

Are color sunglasses lenses bad for your eyes?

Not color, quality: It is not so much the color or shade of the sunglasses but the quality of the lens in protecting you from uva and uvb sunlight. Look for high quality or brand name sunglasses that states 100% uva and uvb protection. ...Read more

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