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Labor Delivery Pregnant Mother Retinal Detachment Pregnancy
What are the risks in labor and delivery for a pregnant mother who had retinal detachment surgery during pregnancy?
The retina is the light sensitive layer in the back of the eye that transmits images to the brain via the optic nerves to create vision. If a hole or tear develops in the retina, eye fluids can separate the retina from underlying layer (choroid) . The most common cause of retinal holes or tears is traction from the vitreous, the clear gel that fils the inside of ...Read more
Does acupuncture really helps in inducing labor during pregnancy? Is it safe for the mother and the baby?
Can you tell me in pregnancy, when should labor ideally be induced, if both the mother and child are healthy?
Not : Unless the OB has found evidence that would push for an earlier delivery, normal pregnancies should not be induced before 38-39 wks. In one of my hospitals, this is part of their standards. ...Read more
What are the risks of the mother if the Uterus tries to push out the baby at 5th month of pregnancy giving the mother unbearable mini labor pain.
Minimal : The risk to the mother is minimal most of the time. The risk to the fetus is significant at that gestational age. Prematurity and it's side effects is very serious. ...Read more
Any risk in a myopic pregnant woman (-8 diopters) getting retinal detachment from pushing during delivery?
Not likely: This question has been studied rather carefully. To my knowledge, there is no association or increased risk of bearing down during delivery in a woman with myopia and consequential retinal detachment; neither the full thickness type (rhegmatogenous) or serous type. The woman should be examined carefully by an ophthalmologist before delivery, particularly with htn, preeclampisa or other problems. ...Read more
Can you tell me what to do if I don't have flashes but I'm scared anyway I will have retinal detachment?
Why does the other eye of a patient who had retinal detachment sometimes detach after many years/decades? Aren't PVDs usually only a few years apart?
Genetics : RD in other eye is at increased risk likely from genetic predisposition but depends on many factors: how long is eyeball, PVD present, etc. ...Read more
Likely not. : Unfortunately, some patients, particularly those with chronic retinal detachment, do not recover any vision, even if it can be fixed. The more severe the detachment, and the longer it has been present, the less vision may be expected to return. For this reason, it is very important to see a retina specialist at the first sign of trouble. ...Read more
If a retinal detachment occurs, is it repairable and how much time will one have to have it fixed?
Serious!: Sudden vision loss can have many causes, including but not limited to retinal detachment. Until proven otherwise, sudden vision loss is very serious, and should be evaluated urgently. In some cases, usually in older individuals, there is also the risk of also loosing vision in the fellow eye, making this symptom all the more urgent with increasing age. ...Read more
What to do about retinal detachment coloboma retinal dysplasia norries disease how to distinguish?
Retinal disorders: Are voluminous and would take pages to list and volumes to describe. In general though, they can be broken up by age, etiology (cause) and which portion of the retina they can affect. Each of the conditions you listed require a different approach and more importantly urgency in diagnosis and/or treatment. Please see your retina specialist who can distinguish these conditions of you. ...Read more
It depends: If you had a vitrectomy with intraocular gas insertion and your retina specialist asked you to be face down (ask your retina specialist), there are positioning devices available to rent on-line that look a little like massage chairs that may help. Ask your retina specialist. ...Read more
Combined treatment: You need ongoing follow-up with a conventional ophthalmologist for this one. But you're also asking about constitutional treatment with homeopathy for a chronic condition. There are some remedies known for helping with retinal detachment -- such as gelsemium. For best selection in your own case, I suggest working with an experienced classical homeopath to investigate and treat your whole state. ...Read more
Symptoms: Careful questioning of the patients symptoms, asking about new floaters in the vision, whether flashes of light are seen, and if there is any loss of peripheral vision can give a doctor a reasonably good idea about whether there is a retinal detachment, or not. The only way to know for sure, though, is with a thorough dilated retinal examination. ...Read more
If I have retinal detachment symptoms and am going to the doctor tomorrow, will conditions worsen by then?
Unclear: Need to know whether you have a rd or just suggestive symptoms to give the best answer. If you really have a rd, best to get seen asap, since conditions can worsen overnight. ...Read more
What are the risks of operating the retinal detachment on a 2y. O. Who had a prior retinoblastoma, which is considered now cured?
Risks vs. rewards: The risks of surgery need to be weighed against the benefit of restoring or maintaining sight. If the chances of visual improvement are low, surgery may not be appropriate. If there is a chance of improvement in the long term, however, surgery would be appropriate. Please speak with your retinal surgeon and pediatric ophthalmologist; they should guide you in the right direction. ...Read more
If prior retinal tear, risk at 60 of developing a retinal detachment or a posterior vitreous detachment?
See a retina special: You do have a somewhat increased risk of developing a retinal detachment if you've had a retinal tear (even if it was treated), though you should speak to your retina specialist to gauge your true risk based on your exam. Everyone develops posterior vitreous detachments as we age — that is regardless of having had a tear or not. ...Read more
Many causes: The eye color can change from a cloudy cornea, from corneal swelling after surgery or from iris color change. Iris color is a function of the amount of pigment, blood and nerve supply. Trauma and inflammation, injury and surgery and diseases that damage or diminish nerve supply can cause iris color to change. Pigment can be lost during surgery and make the iris color lighter. ...Read more
My eye vision is negative 9 is that means that I may have retinal detachment or any complications in the futur?
No pain with RD: Signs of rd are those seen by examining eye doctor: subretinal fluid, retinal tear, pigment cells in vitreous, and pvd. The symptoms that a patient experience are painless progressive loss or greying; of vision which may involve the central vision. This may be proceeded by flashes and floaters. Sometimes a rd can be asymptomatic, and therefore it is important to get checked. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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