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Dr. Bruce Saran
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Retinal Disorders (Overview)

Retina = layer of tissue at the back of the eye which contains light sensitive cells. Damage to retina may cause blindness.


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What causes retinal disorders?

What causes retinal disorders?

Many things!!!: The most common retinal diseases are macular degeneration (older patients), tears and detachments (extreme nearsightedness) and macular holes and epiretinal membranes. The range of retinal disease is very broad. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Saran
103 doctors shared insights

Retinal Disorders (Overview)

Retina = layer of tissue at the back of the eye which contains light sensitive cells. Damage to retina may cause blindness.


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What are the symptoms of a retinal disorder?

What are the symptoms of a retinal disorder?

Many: A retinal disorder is a fixed visual problem no matter where you look or what refractive correction is done (see a decrease or distortion in vision), wavy, scotoma, and flashes of light if there is retinal traction. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis Dr. Lewis
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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (Checklist)

Maintain cognitive therapy for supportive feedback
Once
Exercise to reduce stress and increase endorphins
Once
Avoid alcohol to reduce anxiety and depression
Once
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I had laser photocoagulation about two weeks ago to get rid of retinal tears/was that necessary?

I had laser photocoagulation about two weeks ago to get rid of retinal tears/was that necessary?

Absolutely: To prevent the tear becoming a retinal detachment. Detachments require full surgery, and that is much more serious than simpl laser. ...Read more

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What causes retinal disorders?

Many things!!!: The most common retinal diseases are macular degeneration (older patients), tears and detachments (extreme nearsightedness) and macular holes and epiretinal membranes. The range of retinal disease is very broad. ...Read more

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Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Checklist)

See a psychiatrist
once
Engage in cognitive behavioral therapy
once
Make sure OCD is not a possible side effects of your medications
once
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What are some common retinal disorders?

What are some common retinal disorders?

Many: Diabetic retinopathy, retinal tears or detachments, Age-related macular degeneration, retinopathy of prematurity in infants, various macular, vascular, infectious disorders/diseases, etc. Any symptoms? ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Retinal disorders?

Retinal disorders: Retina = layer of tissue at the back of the eye which contains light sensitive cells. Damage to retina may cause blindness. ...Read more

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Can problems with your vision and retinal disorders cause depression?

Can problems with your vision and retinal disorders cause depression?

Yes: Yes, visual problems are linked to depression particularly if they are chronic. However depression is common and should be evaluated by a doctor on its own merits. ...Read more

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What is a retinal disorder?

What is a retinal disorder?

Affects the retina: Inner layer of the eyeball that detects and processes light. Like wallpaper inside a room, it's akin to the film of a camera. ...Read more

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Dr. Miroslava Fox Dr. Fox
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Living with Manic Depressive Disorder (Checklist)

Keep a crisis list with doctor and family phone numbers
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What are the symptoms of a retinal disorder?

Many: A retinal disorder is a fixed visual problem no matter where you look or what refractive correction is done (see a decrease or distortion in vision), wavy, scotoma, and flashes of light if there is retinal traction. ...Read more

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What to do about retinal detachment coloboma retinal dysplasia norries disease how to distinguish?

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

Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Checklist)

Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
Once
Make sure evaluations are updated
Yearly
Meet with a psychologist
Weekly
Join Spec ED Parents Organization
Monthly
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Do anxiety disorders cause people to see streaks of light or things like that in their vision that is completely unrelated to retinal detachment?

Do anxiety disorders cause people to see streaks of light or things like that in their vision that is completely unrelated to retinal detachment?

Yes Ocular Migraine : Stress can cause migraine and flashes-scintillating schotomas- part of the ocular migraine symptoms. A typical ophthalmic (also called ocular) migraine has no headache. Patients can have spasm of the arteries at supply the eye and get these symptoms without headache. If it persists or interferes with her daily activities you should go to her primary care doctor for an exam and treatment. ...Read more

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Living with Bipolar Disorder (Checklist)

Take your medications
Daily
Balance work and play
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Know your limits
Once
Visit your doctors regularly
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Is smoking marijuana dangerous for eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion or any other eye disorder?

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

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Retina (Definition)

That lines the inner eyeball that turns light into chemical/electrical signals interpreted by brain which we ...Read more