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Whats the meaning of retinal pigmentation?

Whats the meaning of retinal pigmentation?

Trauma, infection: The retina responds to trauma, infection and some inherited conditions by the production of pigment. The ophthalmologist can evaluate this and determine the source of the problem frequently by looking at this pigment. You cannot see your own pigment. ...Read more

Retinopathy (Definition)

Retinopathy is a generic term for any disease ...Read more


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What is the meaning of diabetic seizure?

What is the meaning of diabetic seizure?

A seizure..: Typical of 'epilepsy' triggered by a very low blood sugar occuring because of hypoglycemic medications like insulin/ sulfonylureas. ...Read more

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Whats the clinical meaning of tachypnea?

Whats the clinical meaning of tachypnea?

Fast breathing rate: Tachypnea means you are breathing faster than normal which is 12 to 14 breaths per minute. ...Read more

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What is the dause of proliferative diabetic retinopathy?

What is the dause of proliferative diabetic retinopathy?

Poor blood flow: Ultimately it is caused by poor perfusion of your retinal capillaries that stimulates a response in your eye to produce abnormal new blood vessels, these can break and cause bleeding and loss of vision. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of transient hypertension?

What is the meaning of transient hypertension?

Blood pressure : It is a high blood pressure event which resolves back to normotension, we all occassionally will have something that will cause it, like perhaps running into a grizzly bear on a hike..... If it happens a lot, chances are you need treatment for hypertension or anxiety. ...Read more

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What is cicatricial retinopathy of prematurity like?

What is cicatricial retinopathy of prematurity like?

Decreases vision.: Cicatricial retinopathy causes scar tissue in the retina, which is the neural layer of the eye that is used for vision. Usually such retinal changes impinge on vision. A pediatric ophthalmologist (eye doctor) can help assess the extent of the damage and what visual effects to expect and whether any treatment can be helpful. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of trisomy21 1:14 result.

What is the meaning of trisomy21 1:14 result.

Trisomy: Trisomy 21 is another name for Downs syndrome. The disorder is associated with abnormality of 21st chromosome. Most downs children have mild mental retardatioretardation. ...Read more

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What is the significance of retinitis pigmentosa?

What is the significance of retinitis pigmentosa?

Inherited Disease: Retinitis pigmentosa is a group of inherited disorders that cause degeneration of the retina and vision loss. The condition can be inherited in multiple ways and has a variety of symptoms. The most common ones are night blindness and gradual loss of peripheral vision. There is currently no proven medical treatment, however the argus ii retinal implant may be useful in end stage disease. ...Read more

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Whats the meaning of plasticity?

Whats the meaning of plasticity?

Flexibility: Plasticity usually refers to the malleability or flexibility of a tissue. Skin is more plastic than bone. ...Read more

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What are the complications of diabetic maculopathy?

What are the complications of diabetic maculopathy?

Vision Loss: Diabetic retinopathy is due to years of diabetes, often less than optimally controlled, which results in damage to retina blood vessels. Maculopathy is due to abnormal leaky blood vessels which waterlog the retina and impair visual function. Treatment options include laser, vitrectomy, and anti vegf injections into the eye. ...Read more

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Is the meaning of increased eye pressure is same as consisting glaucoma?

Is the meaning of increased eye pressure is same as consisting glaucoma?

No: Not all increased eye pressure results in glaucoma. Ocular hypertension is considered a glaucoma suspect and is followed until progressive optic nerve damage is detected, which can be a different pressure for different patients. Various ethnicities define elevated eye pressure with different cutoffs. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of dermatosclerosis?

What is the meaning of dermatosclerosis?

Dermatosclerosis: An autoimmune disease that affects the blood vessels and connective tissue; fibrous connective tissue is deposited in the skin. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of the hgb A1c of 7.2?

What is the meaning of the hgb A1c of 7.2?

Moderate control: You have good control of your diabetes but not ideal. The goal is maximum 6%. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of interstitial infiltrate at both peripheral area?

Diagnosis : Taken as written it means nothing. Taken in the context of a report it is up to the physician who ordered the study to explain the significance of the report ...Read more

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What is the meaning of pseudo claudication?

What is the meaning of pseudo claudication?

See below: Painful leg cramps that are not caused by peripheral artery disease (true claudication) but rather by spinal, neurologic, or orthopedic disorders, such as spinal stenosis, diabetic neuropathy, or arthritis. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of alimentary obesity?

What is the meaning of alimentary obesity?

Simple obesity: This is the most common type of obesity, known as simple (common) obesity. This occurs when a person consume more calorie than he/she expends. Alimentary obesity account for 95% of all cases of obesity. Secondary obesity is caused by an underlying condition: Insulin tumors, polycystic ovarian syndrome, cushing's syndrome.... ...Read more

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What is retinopathy?

What is retinopathy?

See below: Retinopathy is a disease of the retina (pathology of the retina), there are many many causes, and thus treatments and prognosis depends on the type of retinopathy you are talking about. ...Read more

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What is premature retinopathy?

What is premature retinopathy?

ROP?: There is a condition occurring in premature infants called Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) in which the child is born before the retina has completed normal growth. Treatment needs to be done early and can involve observation, laser, injections and surgery. ...Read more

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What is premature retinopathy?

What is premature retinopathy?

ROP?: There is a condition occurring in premature infants called Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) in which the child is born before the retina has completed normal growth. Treatment needs to be done early and can involve observation, laser, injections and surgery. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of retinopathy?

Age and Diabetes: The most common retinopathies are caused by age (macular degeneration) and diabetes (diabetic retinopathy). There are many others as well. ...Read more

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What are the causes of central serious retinopathy?

What are the causes of central serious retinopathy?

Many things: Csr is an eye disease which causes visual impairment, often temporarily, usually in one eye, mostly affecting males in the age group 20 to 50 but which may also affect women. This condition may be caused by the use of cortisol or corticosteroids. Csr is a fluid detachment of macula layers from their supporting tissue allowing choroidal fluid to leak into the subretinal space. ...Read more

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What to do if my baby's suffering from retinopathy?

What to do if my baby's suffering from retinopathy?

Eye exam: Retinopathy of prematurity is not to be neglected. An infants retinal blood vessels may take time to mature. As they mature, a retinal specialist must follow the maturation to ensure normal progression. Abnormal blood vessel growth can threaten vision. Fortunately, treatment is available via laser, surgery and injectable medications. ...Read more

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My grandmother has retinopathy. What is her prognosis?

Depends: Is this from macular. Degeneration , diabetes or other pathology? Although there is good treatment for these the prognosis may be guarded depending on the cause. ...Read more

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What should I do when my baby's suffering from retinopathy?

See an eye dr.: Retinopathy indicates that something has happened to the retina. Seeing a pediatric ophthalmologist (eye doctor) is the best way to determine what has happened and what your treatment plan and follow-up should be. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestion: my baby's suffering from retinopathy?

Can you give me suggestion: my baby's suffering from retinopathy?

Talk to the: Baby's ophthalmologist. Discuss your concerns and ask about the future for the baby. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for serius retinopathy?

Time: Serous retinopathy, also termed central serous maculopathy, is a condition of unknown origin which causes the central vessels to leak fluid, raising the retina in that area, and causing a distortion or lowering of the vision. Treatments such as steroids have been proven not to work and may be detrimental. Most cases spontaneous improve over a six month interval and laser might melp. ...Read more

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Which celebrities babies have retinopathy of prematurity?

Which celebrities babies have retinopathy of prematurity?

Protected info: This is protected health information, to which only the parent's, child and doctors involved should be privy. ...Read more

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Why does diabetes cause retinopathy?

Why does diabetes cause retinopathy?

Vascular damage: Diabetes can cause damage to the small blood vessels in the eye causing microvascular leakage and occlusion. Elevated blood sugar levels appear to be the primary cause of this damage. ...Read more

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Retinopathy of prematurity still common?

Yes: The main risk factor for development of rop is prematurity and low birth weight. With better survival rates for premature babies, we are seeing more of these children with rop. ...Read more

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How can I help my baby if he has retinopathy of prematurity?

See below: Other than recommended follow up with an ophthalmologist, there is nothing you can do, sorry. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of retinopathy of prematurity?

What are the  most common causes of retinopathy of prematurity?

Premature birth!: The cause is due to premature birth and possibly use of high oxygen concentration for breathing in premature infants. The retina is not fully developed and vascularized in the periphery and exposure to the air causes the peripheral retina to not vascularize, which can cause contraction, scarring and possible retinal detachment. ...Read more

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How long do people commonly survive at the stage of retinopathy & gangrene?

Not sure : If you are talking about complications from diabetes, those two conditions mean that diabetes has corroded the small blood vessels in the body. Try to have the blood sugar under good control. These conditions do not mean death is imminent. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's a virtual certainty that if you have diabetes you will develop retinopathy?

Wondering if it's a virtual certainty that if you have diabetes you will develop retinopathy?

No..: Even with poor control, 80% get it, not all; with excellent control, this risk is markedly reduced. ...Read more

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What is cicatricial retinopathy of prematurity like?

Decreases vision.: Cicatricial retinopathy causes scar tissue in the retina, which is the neural layer of the eye that is used for vision. Usually such retinal changes impinge on vision. A pediatric ophthalmologist (eye doctor) can help assess the extent of the damage and what visual effects to expect and whether any treatment can be helpful. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of retinopathy in premature babies?

What are the symptoms of retinopathy in premature babies?

Sometimes none: Retinopathy of prematurity can occur in premature infants weighing about 2¾ pounds (1250 grams) or less that are born before 31 weeks of gestation (a full-term pregnancy has a gestation of 38–42 weeks). It is potentially blinding. Often there are no symptoms as these babies are pre-verbal. In severe rop a baby may not react to light and eventually not fix or follow objects. ...Read more

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