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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes retinal inflammation?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes retinal inflammation?

Many things: There are dozens of causes for retinal inflammation and you would require a thorough eye exam, preferably by a retina or uveitis specialist. It's not really something that can be narrowed down effectively with an online consult. Good luck. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of inflammation of the retina?

What are the symptoms of inflammation of the retina?

Decreased vision: Retinal inflammation (retinitis) is usually painless, but can lead to severe vision loss. Some patients notice floaters and blind spots as well as a generalized decrease in vision. Any vision loss that does not resolve within a few hours should be seen by an eye doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Who is most likely to develop inflammation of the retina?

Who is most likely to develop inflammation of the retina?

Immunosupressed: The retina is a very protected site and so inflammation is uncommon. There are a few viruses that can do so especially in the immunosupressed. There are a few autoimmune processes that attack the retina under the generic name uveitis. Some parasites can invade the retina like toxoplasmosis and histoplasmosis. If you have symptoms, floaters and vision loss, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What can cause floaters at my age other than retina/vitreous related problems?i have 6/6 vision,no trauma,inflammation ever,3 opthas said perfect eyes

What can cause floaters at my age other than retina/vitreous related problems?i have 6/6 vision,no trauma,inflammation ever,3 opthas said perfect eyes

Floaters: It's good to hear that your eye examination is normal. Vitreous opacities are normal to see & discover on examination. The important distinction is evaluating normal floaters from abnormally occurring floaters. The latter would require diagnosed problems with your eyes. You've indicated a normal exam. Visual phenomena seen as floater-like disturbances may be from migrainal-type events too. ...Read more

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Hello, I have had laser done in both eyes for retina tears, now I have inflammation of the left iris, I have been on steroids for 7 months eye pain still?

Hello, I have had laser done in both eyes for retina tears, now I have inflammation of the left iris, I have been on steroids for 7 months eye pain still?

See doc: I sympathize with you on that, but the best advice i can give you is to address it with your doc as he knows more of the story. For us, it would be a matter of guess without ample info provided. ...Read more

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What is inflammation? 

What is inflammation? 

Response of body: Inflammation is the response of body to many insults, e.g., infection, chemical injury, radiation, trauma, tissue necrosis. Acute inflammation has pain, redness, swelling, warmth and loss of function. ...Read more

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Why is inflammation painul?

Why is inflammation painul?

Pain inflammation: damaged cells release enzymes that chew up things that are sensed by pain fibers and signal gots to brain. ...Read more

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I have prostoprative inflammation..

Important to surgeon: Let the surgeon know. It maybe nothing or very important, the dr needs to know. ...Read more

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Inflammation of gallblader?

Inflammation of gallblader?

And?: It can cause problems but it depends on what your question is, what the symptoms are, and what your medical history is. Please ask a specific question here. ...Read more

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Foods that fight inflammation?

Foods that fight inflammation?

No definite answer: Fruits and vegetables with anti-oxidant activities are considered anti-inflammatory and the darker the color the better (as in berries ). Omega 3 fatty acid present in seafoods especially in fatty fish also has anti-inflammatory activities. Curcumin (in curry) may have anti-cancer activity. These are just some of the few i can think of. ...Read more

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Does sugar cause inflammation?

Does sugar cause inflammation?

Too much you: As long as you are not a diabetic, the only problem too much sugar causes is too much you. Reasonable amounts are metabolized without adverse effects and with gustatory joy. ...Read more

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What is lacrimal inflammation?

What is lacrimal inflammation?

Tear inflammation: The lacrimal system is the part of the external eye which produces tears, bathes the eye and drains into the nose. Inflammation of any part of this system is defined as lacrimal inflammation. ...Read more

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Voice cord inflammation for baby?

Voice cord inflammation for baby?

Yes: Baby's can have this from overuse, i.e. Too much screaming. Also infection such as croup-like syndromes. Even drainage from allergies or viral colds can cause hoarseness.If the baby is having no difficulty breathing, this usually clears up on its own. ...Read more

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How do doctors measure inflammation?

How do doctors measure inflammation?

Various tests: This answer varies largely. It depending on what type of inflammation and where. Physician exam can help. There are also blood tests that can test for inflammatory markers such as CRP or ESR. However as I mentioned it largely depends on what you are looking for as inflammation is a broad topic. ...Read more

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How does my blood cause inflammation?

How does my blood cause inflammation?

Please, more info: Thank you for your question. Blood can be irritating to the gastrointestinal tract, but generally is not a cause of inflammation. More information will help us provide a more pertinent answer: what are the circumstances that lead to your question? We look forward to your answer. ...Read more

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How to calm inflammation on the face ?

How to calm inflammation on the face ?

Several Steps: - Avoid sun exposure - Do not scratch or pick irritated areas - Apply cool compresses - Try 1% hydrocortisone cream - Seek medical attention if your symptoms persist or worsen. Take care! ...Read more

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I have severe inflammation in lower back?

I have severe inflammation in lower back?

Statement v question: I am assuming you have back pain. Is this new or chronic? Did you injure yourself or did this start on its own? Is it constant or only with certain positions or activities ? Is there any fever, chills or sweats? Is it affecting your sleep or are you losing weight or appetite? Any leg pains or neurologic symptoms? All the answers to these questions play a role in advising you. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Does antronex help pain and inflammation?

Does antronex help pain and inflammation?

Antronex: "supports the liver and the bodies histamine function" this is the claim by the manufacturer. There is no evidence that it can help with pain or inflammation. ...Read more

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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