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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

Dr. Bruce Saran
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Retinal Disorders (Definition)

Retinal disorders are a group of disorders that affect the retina, the light sensing organ in the back of the eyes. Retinal disorders lead to ...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 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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Can I be cure usher syndrome?

Can I be cure usher syndrome?

No: Sadly, usher syndrome is a combination of retinitis pigmentosa and hearing loss as an inherited problem. There are no known cures nor any real treatment. Your local retinitis pigmentosa society can assist with adaptation and help. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of usher syndrome and is there any way to effectively address them?

See below:: The major symptoms of usher syndrome are hearing loss and an eye disorder called retinitis pigmentosa, or rp. Rp causes night-blindness and a loss of peripheral vision (side vision) through the progressive degeneration of the retina. There is no cure for usher syndrome. The best treatment involves early identification so that educational programs can begin as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is usher syndrome life-threatening?

Is usher syndrome life-threatening?

No: Usher syndrome is a condition characterized by severe to profound hearing loss and progressive vision loss. The genetic mutations cause deterioration of the cochlear nerve, leading to partial or complete deafness, and deterioration of the light-sensing cells on the retina, leading to partial or complete blindness. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the chromosomes associated with usher syndrome?

Not so simple: There are at least 8 different chromosomes implicated in the many different forms of this condition. Each form is a different level of severity and should be cared for by a team who can address the hearing concerns as well as the visual effects. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for usher syndrome?

See below:: Currently, there is no cure for usher syndrome. The best treatment involves early identification so that educational programs can begin as soon as possible. The exact nature of these programs will depend on the severity of the hearing and vision loss as well as the age and abilities of the person. ...Read more

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Is usher syndrome life-threatening or fatal?

Is usher syndrome life-threatening or fatal?

No: Ushers, an inherited combination of retinitis pigmentosa and deafness, is not life threatening; but obviously severely life altering. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Retina (Definition)

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Usher Syndrome (Definition)

Usher syndrome is a rare genetic disease that causes ...Read more