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What is the chance a retinal cavernous hemangioma is acquired in early childhood versus congenital?

What is the chance a retinal cavernous hemangioma is acquired in early childhood versus congenital?

Probably congenital: Retinal cavernous hemangioma is a benign retinal vascular tumor that is believed to be congenital and inherited (autosomal dominant). These lesions can be associated with similar central nervous system vascular anomalies, as well as skin vascular malformations. There are usually not symptomatic or progressive, and are probably most often found incidentally during a routine eye exam. ...Read more

Dr. Christopher Bardorf
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Congenital Cataract (Definition)

Density or opacity in the lens, age related in the elderly or often infection related in infants (from ...Read more


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Is a glaucoma patient's age a factor in determining target pressure? I'm 58 yrs. Old.

Is a glaucoma patient's age a factor in determining target pressure? I'm 58 yrs. Old.

One answer: Age does play a role in determining target range for iop to a degree. If the likelihood of too high a target iop is to cause noticeable visual dysfunction for an aging adult, the the target should be set lower. As a person's life journey is near the end, remaining quality of life is an essential factor to consider. Too low a target may worsen their quality (too many meds, unnecessary surgery, etc) ...Read more

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How is age a factor in controlling open angle glaucoma?

How is age a factor in controlling open angle glaucoma?

Younger patients: Need more aggressive treatment than older ones. This is because the disease is cumulative in its effect. ...Read more

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Is there a possibility eye floaters can be genetic, especially at early age onset?

Is there a possibility eye floaters can be genetic, especially at early age onset?

Genetic: Influences play a role in the development of the axial length of your eye. This in turn can predispose one to vitreous detachment and subsequent vitreous floaters. The longer your axial length, the higher the frequency. ...Read more

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Is a congenital cataract considered disablility?

Is a congenital cataract considered disablility?

Congenital: disable?: Congenital Cataract can cause amblyopia/lazy eye: occurs when eye does not have visual input to the brain for the connection to develop. Disability depends on severity of cataract & vision loss, so it depends on vision & visual field. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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Is retinal detachment a rare affliction at age of 15 ?

Is retinal detachment a rare affliction at age of 15 ?

Seen in Older Adults: Retinal detachment occur more often as one ages, usually above the 6th decade which is when the vitreous gel begins to collapse. Retinal detachments in teenagers are commonly associated with trauma or hereditary conditions. ...Read more

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What is the average age for developing heart disease in males?

What is the average age for developing heart disease in males?

Average?: Not really an average age. Cv dz depends on many factors: age, race, family history, lifestyle factors (diet, exercise, weight, smoking, alcohol, coffee, drugs), other health problems (diabetes, dyslipidemia, high bp), etc. Arteries may generally harden over time, but we'd like to prevent coronary artery dz in everyone. Even so, we describe CAD as premature before 45. Risk may triple every 10 yrs. ...Read more

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Is cataract operation due to diabetes at age 46 too young?

Is cataract operation due to diabetes at age 46 too young?

No: I agree a second opinion is always good if you have any concerns. Diabetes is associated with the early development of a specific type of cataract, so it is not unusual. More importantly, even in a perfect cataract surgery case, diabetes inside the eye may worsen. So, when the cataract is ready, it is preferable to perform the surgery earlier, when diabetes in the eye is minimal. ...Read more

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73 yr old male with vision in one eye.. Have cataract that is impacting life style. Is it worth the risk for surgery and is laser surgery preferred?

73 yr old male with vision in one eye.. Have cataract that is impacting life style.  Is it worth the risk for surgery and is laser surgery preferred?

Cataract Surgery Ris: Depending on other risk factors (length of eye: if very short; history of other eye, h/o trauma, diabetes, on aspirin, flomax, (tamsulosin) general health, etc) cataract surgery is generally very safe and recommended in monocular (have vision in 1 eye only) pts. LENSX/Laser intralase surgery is generally the best option as it decreases many post operative issue/risks. ...Read more

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Genetic joint problems. Is there a young adult type of inherited arthritis?

Genetic joint problems. Is there a young adult type of inherited arthritis?

Yes: There are many inheritable forms of arthritis. They belong to a family of disorders called autoimmune diseases. There is juvenile idiopathic arthritis (formerly juv rhematoid or jra), but that typically occurs younger. There are also conditions like psoriasis, sjogrens, lupus, and ankylosing spondylitis to name a few. Consultation with your primary care doc or a rheumatologist would be useful. ...Read more

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Is congenital cataract extraction in baby risky?

Is congenital cataract extraction in baby risky?

Congenital cataract: Congenital cataract surgery is difficult to perform. However pediatric ophthalmologists are experienced in this type of surgery and do a good job. If the cataract is dense it is more risky to leave it in place as this could result in amblyopia. ...Read more

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Is strabismus curable in a 24-year-old?

Is strabismus curable in a 24-year-old?

Yes: Strabismus is eye misalignment. There is no particular limit in age for treatment. ...Read more

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Is colorblindness as common a symptom of old age as the loss of vision?

No: Usually colorblindness is inherited or happens after some event affecting the optic nerve, but as one gets older, a cataract can decrease color vision. ...Read more

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Is it true that the chances of having a child with a chromosomal abnormality increases as a womans age increases over 40 year?

Is it true that the chances of having a child with a chromosomal abnormality increases as a womans age increases over 40 year?

Yes: It actually increases to a small degree with every year after peak fertility in the mid 20's. At 40 the risk of a trisomy 21 down syndrome reaches 1% while at 45 it reaches 2%. This number is added to the random risk of 4% that any pregnancy has of an unexpected event (cleft palate, premi, other defect). ...Read more

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Is Lpa a significant risk factor for heart disease or is LDL the most important. ?

Is Lpa a significant risk factor for heart disease or is LDL the most important. ?

Being worked out: Lp(a) is quite elevated is an independent risk factor that seems to be almost entirely hereditary, and may be managed with a different medication regimen. For the vast majority of us, LDL cholesterol is key, and it's always against the background of other risks. Avoid smoking, stay physically fit and trim, and hope for many years of good health. ...Read more

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What is a clotting factor deficiency in a child?

What is a clotting factor deficiency in a child?

Depends on which : Factor. There are about a dozen clotting factors and any of those could be deficient. Some are serious others not so much. It is not feasible to provide specific suggestion from the information provided. ...Read more

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Is a certain population at a higher risk of inheriting angelman?

Is a certain population at a higher risk of inheriting angelman?

Not usually: On www.Angelman.Org there is an explanation of the ways in which the genetic errors that cause angelman syndrome can occur.In a very few cases, there is an alteration in mother's ub3a gene or a balanced translocation on her chromosome 15 that increases risk, but usually it's a new mutation. ...Read more

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What is the expected life expectancy following a CABG for a triple vessel disease with no other co mordities. Condition heredity, age 55?

What is the expected life expectancy following a CABG for a triple vessel disease with no other co mordities.
Condition heredity, age 55?

Can live a full life: If surgery goes well, good LIMA and vein grafts, LVEF preserved (as u say no other comorbities) you should have a very full life. With all the progress in CV medicine, one can live with cad, chronic condition, be on the correct meds postop and live long! Meds needed too:Asa, ace inhibitor, statin, and beta blocker. I have patients living full lives 25 yrs post CABG. Need a technically good surgeon ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

A condition that results in the clouding of the normally clear ...Read more