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I have ocular histoplasmosis. What are the treatment options?

I have ocular histoplasmosis. What are the treatment options?

Photocoagulation: First, I want to point out that, at this point, there is no cure for ocular histoplasmosis; laser treatments reduce the chance of the disease spreading through the eye and limit vision loss. ...Read more

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Have there been any significant advances in the treatment of ocular migraine?

Have there been any significant advances in the treatment of ocular migraine?

No new treatments!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read more

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Is there any other treatment for my ocular herpes other than taking antiviral everyday? My Dr said there's no other solution for my disease is this true

Is there any other treatment for my ocular herpes other than taking antiviral everyday? My Dr said there's no other solution for my disease is this true

Believe the doctor: Herpes on the cornea can be very serious. If not treated it can scar and affect the vision. Do not take any risks with this and take the anti-viral medication which is usually quite effective. ...Read more

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In treatment of ocular conditions, are topical steroids contraindicated in little children?

In treatment of ocular conditions, are topical steroids contraindicated in little children?

Depends: On the ocular condition. If an ophthalmologist prescribes a steroid drop then it would be fine. In general, I do not as a pediatrician, prescribe steroid eye drops without the input of the eye specialist. ...Read more

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The ocular coherence tomography result of my brother indicates "shows boundary curves"? What does it means and the treatment for this?

The ocular coherence tomography result of my brother indicates "shows boundary curves"? What does it means and the treatment for this?

Location?: The ocular coherence tomography (oct) is diagnosis device that is used for ocular tissue analysis. In order to answer your question, we need to know the location of study. It can be macula or optic nerve. If its macular changes it requires treatment either injection of medication into the retina or laser. ...Read more

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Is there treatment for the ocular herpes to prevent blindness?

Is there treatment for the ocular herpes to prevent blindness?

Yes but limited.: Treatment consists of topical trifluorothymidine, vidarabine, idoxuridine, acyclovir, and interferon for acute keratitis. In some cases, debridement may be needed. Topical steroids can worsen disease. ...Read more

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I have ocular herpes on left eye. But after treatment my right eye is starting to get the same symptoms, is there a chance my right eye can get affected?

I have ocular herpes on left eye. But after treatment my right eye is starting to get the same symptoms, is there a chance my right eye can get affected?

Get care immediately: Yes, you could have herpes in the other eye. Or sympathetic ophthalmia, in which injury or infection in one eye causes the immune system to attack the other. Either can be very serious if not diagnosed and treated promptly; you should immediately contact the doctor treating your ocular herpes. It may be entirely unrelated and nothing serious, but don't take the chance. Good luck! ...Read more

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First week of 4 drug TB treatment for ocular TB. Started to see eye floaters in left eye which have more infectious activity. Is this expected?

First week of 4 drug TB treatment for ocular TB. Started to see eye floaters in left eye which have more infectious activity. Is this expected?

Opthalmology: Floaters are collagen fiber proteins floating in the vitreous effect the amount of light that hits the retina. Most of the time floaters are no concern to medical health. But, sudden increases in numbers of floaters especially when accompanied by flashes of light or vision loss on one side should be seen by ophthalmology immediately. Retinal detachment, Retinal tear or bleeding may be occurring. ...Read more

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Taking doxycycline--briefly cured ocular rosacea. Now have red, sore eyes from allergies. Treatment?  

Taking doxycycline--briefly cured ocular rosacea. Now have red, sore eyes from allergies. Treatment?  

Diagnosis first: If our eyes actually hurt, you need to see an ophthalmologist (eye doctor, md) asap. If red an ditch along with some discomfort (but no pain), use cold compresses, rinse y our eyes with artificial tears such as genteal, referesh or systane and take antihistamine drops (for instance ketotifen [zaditor, alaway). Don't take those that "takes the red out of y our eyes! " no better, see the eye doctor. ...Read more

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My gran had her eye removed due to ocular melanoma 3 years ago. Now metastatic liver cancer, no treatment. No other info given. Life expectancy?

My gran had her eye removed due to ocular melanoma 3 years ago. Now metastatic liver cancer, no treatment. No other info given. Life expectancy?

Ask her to ask dr.: Liver metastases from any cancer is not a good sign. However depending on many other factors will determine what her life expectancy is, especially knowing what her constitutional health is, her vitality. So, the best answer would be for her to ask her doctor, or see if she'll give you permission to do so (that must be documented in her chart.) also, make sure that her diet is good, and keep her spirit strong. ...Read more

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Is cicatricial pemphigoid contagious? I was just diagnosed with oral cicatricial pemphigoid, and am concerned about passing it on to my wife and children. Is this how it can spread? .

Is cicatricial pemphigoid contagious? I was just diagnosed with oral cicatricial pemphigoid, and am concerned about passing it on to my wife and children. Is this how it can spread? .

In: In a word, no. It is an autoimmune disease and is not due to some bacteria, virus or fungus that can be transmitted to other individuals.

Cicatricial pemphigoid (CP) refers to a group of rare chronic autoimmune blistering diseases that predominately affects the mucous membranes, including the conjunctiva of the eye, and occasionally the skin. Patients with cutaneous involvement present with tense blisters and erosions, often on the head and the neck or at sites of trauma. Scarring of the mucous membranes is common, hence the designation cicatricial, which can lead to decreased vision, blindness, and hoarseness or airway obstruction.

This is an autoimmune diseases where environmental factors combined with genetic susceptibility lead to development of autoantibodies. These autoantibioties attack normal tissues causing a separation of the outer layers of the mucosa. This then fills with fluid causing the blisters which ultimately pop exposing the underlying tissues. This leads to scarring (cicatrix) and is responsible for its destructive activity.

Patients with mild localized disease may benefit from topical steroids. For more involved lesions the steroied may be directly injected into the affected tissues. Patients with more extensive disease and progressive scarring require systemic.

Ref: medscape. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for occular dysmetria?

What is the treatment for occular dysmetria?

No great treatment: Ocular dysmetria is a type of dysmetria that involves the under- or over-shooting of the eyes when attempting to re-fixate gaze on something. This is usually from problems in the cerebellum of the brain, and can be seen with multiple sclerosis. Isoniazid and Clonazepam have been used to treat dysmetria. There is no surgical or ocular procedure that helps this. Nor can glasses. ...Read more

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What are treatments for blepharitis and ocular surface disease??

What are treatments for blepharitis and ocular surface disease??

Good lid hygiene: The most common and yet effective treatment for blepharitis is daily lid scrubs followed by hot compresses. Some people will add a small amount of baby shampoo but often is not necessary. Ocular surface disease can be from different causes: dry eye, meibomian gland dysfunction, poor lid/globe relationship, blepharitis, etc. Each will require different treatment. ...Read more

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My husband is on 4 drug therapy for ocular tb. Will it effect his sperms? Should we stop trying to concieve?

My husband is on 4 drug therapy for ocular tb. Will it effect his sperms? Should we stop trying to concieve?

Don't take chances: Any medicine can affect sperm potentially. Wait until treatment is done and doctor says all's well before trying to conceive. Why take a chance? In the meantime, Both of you can eat a good diet, exercise regularly and optimize finances so you will be even readier for parenting. ...Read more

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Can an ocular melanoma tumor be surgically removed without radiation therapy or removing my eye?

Can an ocular melanoma tumor be surgically removed without radiation therapy or removing my eye?

Ask your specialist: That is a very specific question which can't be answered without a lot of information which we can't share in a forum like this. Seek out an institution and physician team with experience in ocular melanoma. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What are ways to cure ocular herpes?

What are ways to cure ocular herpes?

SEE DOC NOW: Occular herpes infection--keratitis, needs rather urgent evaluation and treatment to minimize damage to the cornea/eye which can cause blindness. Early anti-herpes medication is needed. So, if you have herpes in your eyes, or any significant infections, pain, vision change etc. Consult doc asap. Vision is precious and priceless. Consult doc now. Good luck. ...Read more

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Fiance has add, where to get treatment?

Fiance has add, where to get treatment?

Psychiatrist: If you suspect that your fiance has attention deficit disorder (add) and he/she is currently not getting treatment, it would be useful to get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to determine if the symptoms are due to add and to evaluate whether there are other issues to address. The most effective treatment for add is medication, while some types of therapies can assist. ...Read more

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How long will my child be in treatment?

How long will my child be in treatment?

Unsure.: That depends on what he/she is being treated for. ...Read more

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How can I take an active part in my own treatment?

How can I take an active part in my own treatment?

Show interest: You are already showing interest by coming here. Follow your doctors recommendations and listen. Write down questions to ask your doctor at the next visit. Watch your symptoms to see if they improve with the recommended treatments or not. Maintain a healthy lifestyle in eating and in activity. Some reliable sites to seek more information can be webmd. Com and mayoclinic. Com. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for Gaucher's disease?

What are the treatment options for Gaucher's disease?

See: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/gauchers-disease/basics/treatment/con-20031396

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Can you tell me about receiving ect treatment before?

Can you tell me about receiving ect treatment before?

Yes: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), is a standard psychiatric treatment in which seizures are electrically induced in patients to provide relief from psychiatric illnesses.[1] ECT is usually used as a last line of intervention for major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, mania/catatonia.[2] A usual course of ECT involves multiple administration-2 to 3x per week. After ECT medicatiions may be n ...Read more

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Is follow-up treatment necessary? What does it involve?

Question?: Your question dose not refer to what you are asking about. Please re-ask your question. Treatment for what? Follow up for what? Involvement for what? So sorry! ...Read more

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What is my chance of full recovery after the treatment?

Treatment of what?: If you the treament with amphtricneb?
Nephrotoxicity is a major adverse effect of treatment with amb, reportedly causing some degree of renal impairment in >80% of treated patients [4]. Renal function impairment may be reversible after cessation of treatment with amb and, sometimes, despite continued therapy, possibly as a result of tissue. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the best treatment for ostoporous?

Can you tell me about the best treatment for ostoporous?

Osteoporosis: I assume you're referring to osteoporosis or weak bones. 1st need to confirm/make diagnosis w/DXA (dual energy absorptiometry) scan. 2nd need to figure out why/cause. Hyperthyroidism? Corticosteroids? Tobacco use? See https://www. Shef. Ac.uk/ for major risk factors. Finally, discuss options: bisphosphonate, RANKL inhibitor, recombinant PTH, SERM, estrogen, etc. Check out http://nof. Org/articles/22 ...Read more

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Is there a drug free treatment for central pain syndrome?

Is there a drug free treatment for central pain syndrome?

Use your mind: Psychotherapy, with a trained pain psychologist is a great therapy for any chronic pain syndrome. It focuses on helping your mind cope and live with the pain, not just cover it up with pain medication. If you stick with it and give it a good try, you can improve your functioning greatly. ...Read more

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What treatment is available for food aversion in a child?

What treatment is available for food aversion in a child?

Hunger.: Food aversion is mainly the result of the mismatch between the child's true caloric needs (quite small, between 12 months of age and puberty) and parents' perceptions of when and how much the child should eat. Let them get hungry, don't try to force feed, and remember that when they are only hungry "for" a specific food, they are really not hungry. And avoid juices and sweetened drinks. ...Read more