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What are the symptoms of ocular histoplasmosis?

What are the symptoms of ocular histoplasmosis?

Various: Ohs usually has no symptoms in its early stages; the initial ohs infection usually subsides without the need for treatment. This is true for other histo infections; in fact, often the only evidence that the inflammation ever occurred are tiny scars called "histo spots, " which remain at the infection sites. Histo spots do not generally affect vision, but for reasons that are still not well understo. ...Read more

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Histoplasmosis (Definition)

Histoplasmosis is a condition in which a person becomes infected by inhaling the spores of the Histoplasma fungus, which is found in soil contaminated with bird or bat droppings. The infection causes flu-like symptoms, but can also cause fatal ...Read more


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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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Ocular histoplasmosis question--treatable?

Ocular histoplasmosis question--treatable?

Yes: Earlier the the diagnosis the better. Histo is a fungus infection of eye that can cause scaring and blidness. Treatment includes photocoagulation. Laser surgery by an experienced retina expert. ...Read more

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Is Cialis safe for someone who had ocular histoplasmosis 40 years ago?

Is Cialis safe for someone who had ocular histoplasmosis 40 years ago?

Low risk: Unless you have vision in only one eye let's say from a complication of histoplasmosis or other, your risk for ocular side effects with Cialis is about 3-10%. Complications are infrequent and usually reversible, like "blue vision", central serous retinopathy, & shimmering in vision. Ischemic optic neuropathy has been suggested as a possible complication but has not been substantiated. Ask ur MD. ...Read more

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What is the connection between ocular histoplasmosis and pregnancy?

What is the connection between ocular histoplasmosis and pregnancy?

Immune changes: Because of the hormonal changes and subtle immune suppression during pregnancy and high levels of angiogenic growth factors, choriodal neovascularization which can be due to ocular histoplasmosis may occur. ...Read more

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If my husband has ocular histoplasmosis syndrome should I also get checked?

If my husband has ocular histoplasmosis syndrome should I also get checked?

Its not contagious: ...And its not even clear that this is actually caused by a microbe. If your vision is impaired, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more