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Medicine For Retinal Vein Occlusion
Eye vessel problem:
Retinal vein which drains the blood out of the eye gets occluded. This causes blurryness of vision, sometimes loss of vision. It can come suddendly. Elevated blood pressure and patients with diabetes are some of the risk factors.
New treatments are available to control some of the problems due to closure of blood vessels in the eye. ...Read more
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BRVO or BVO: A type of blockage resulting from vascular disease (atherosclerosis, clot formation etc.) involving the veins of the retina. Mild to severe visual loss. Most frequent with hypertension, diabetes, clotting disorders. Swelling of the retina blurs vision. Prompt treatment and management of medical problems is critical. Many new treatments have improved prognosis. ...Read more
Not common: Bilateral CRVO is not common. Bilateral CRVO has been associated with hyperviscosity syndromes such as primary and secondary polycythemia, leukemia/lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and other rare conditions. Other risk factors include oral contraceptive use, diuretics, hypercoagulable states, and vasculitis. ...Read more
I have a central retinal vein occlusion in my right eye. Is there any chance I can save my eye and how? What about the cobweb I'm seeing?
Is there any more significant risk of doing cataract surgery on an eye that had a central retinal vein occlusion about a year ago vs a normal eye.
Can smoking weed be good or bad for eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion?
Is smoking marijuana dangerous for eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion or any other eye disorder?
YES: Smoke contains particulate matter ; is the residue of something burning or being burned. Smoke gets into the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, mouth, lungs, hair, pores of the skin etc. Sulfur and carbon monoxide are prominent elements of smoke along with 3000 other chemicals which likely cause cancer or are toxic to tissues. So, smoking anything is bad for your health if healthy let alone if ill. ...Read more
Treatment for RVO?: Yes. In addition to traditional laser photocoagulation, there are several new medications that have proven to be very beneficial. Some of these medications are injected into the eye. Treatment of the underlying disease is important not only in maximizing repair processes, but to prevent recurrence. Untreated, rvo may result in severe vision loss. ...Read more
Many causes of RVO.: Several approved treatments for retinal vein occlusions (rvo's) exist. They range from laser treatment to injections of one of several newly approved drugs to the eye. All the while, we must also address the underlying cause of the rvo. The most frequent association for rvo is hypertension, though there are others as well. Best to see a specialist in the treatment of retinal disease. ...Read more
If on Diagnosis of RVO all four quadrants are haemorrhaging is it possible that it could be classified as a Hemi-retinal vein Occlsion? Thank you, .
Yes: If a retinal vein breaks open, the blood within will push around the retina, could escape into the vitreous causing visual disturbance and might lead to a blockage of the vein which could also affect vision. If this is suspected, a retinal specialist should be seen immediately to diagnose and treat this. ...Read more
Why is my right eye currently bloodshot? I have a central retina vein occlusion in my left eye which I have had for the past 7 years.
I have veins near my iris on the white part of my eyes. They go away and comeback isthis a sign of my retina detaching. Ihad tears lasered a while ago?
Ask your doctor: You generally cannot tell if you have blood vessels growing on your retina. You must be examined and told of this which I assume has happened. There is good treatment for this including laser and injections of newer drugs. You might also have diabetes which needs more careful control. ...Read more
I have a problem with my eyes something to di with my retina and the blood vessels on my retina that are "dried" up causing blind spots in my vision?
Blind spots: It sounds as if you have already seen an ophthalmologist (o), by the description of your problem. If you did, ask the o you saw for more advice. If not, go to one as soon as possible to get a diagnosis, prognosis and a treatment plan for your problem. Good luck. ...Read more
I had a hole in my retina which was closed with a vitrotomy on 10/1. All was going well until blood vessels broken in sclera in same eye yesterday. F?
Diagnosis & treatment considerations
check with you pcp. ...Read more
Must disagree: This is a bandwagon that seems trendy, but the overwhelming evidence so far suggests that the blocks in the jugular and azygous veins draining into the neck, can be seen in normals as well as ms patients, and there is absolutely no backup congestion blood products found in the brain. This is a risky and absolutely unnecessary procedure, in spite of numerous advocates. No effect on ms. ...Read more
See a retina special: A blocked retinal artery (usually from an embolus that traveled from somewhere else in the body like the carotid artery or the heart) can lead to vision loss. It could be a branch or the central retinal artery. There are no good treatment, but a systemic workup to look for the source is required (carotid ultrasound and echocardiogram). A rarer cause is giant cell arteritis. ...Read more
No: Epoetin alfa an injectable drug for treating anemia. is a protein that normally is made by the kidney. It causes bone marrow to produce oxygen-carrying red blood cells and has little effect on hepatic vein occlusion. HVT is also called Budd-Chiari syndrome caused by certain medications and diseases which result in buildup of fluid in the abdomen and an enlarged liver occasionally associated with upper abdominal pain.. ...Read more
No: Epoetin increases the risk of clot formation. ...Read more
Not correctable: Occlusion of the vessel can occur from a plaque, clot, emboli, irregular heart beat, etc. Eye can worsen (glaucoma/pain) even if vision improves some, which is rare. The important task to do is to prevent more events in eyes and brain, see your family doctor to determine what caused this occlusion. ...Read more
I have a hemi retina occlusion in my left eye and I am told that I will have to have injections in my eye. Are they safe?
Asd closure after retinal artery branch occlusion. Post procedure = palpitations that felt very irregular. After 6 weeks it improved. My dr thinks I may be in af. Is it possible that af was transient?
A fib: Yes. It is possible in case of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, which is episodic. As you have mitral regurgitation, you are at risk for having atrial fibrillation. As you are already on Aspirin and Plavix (clopidogrel) I don't recommend warfarin which increases bleeding risks. I suggest you to get holter and event monitor to record arrhythmias to get appropriate antiarrythmic therapy. ...Read more
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