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What can I do if my father is asked to take avastin (bevacizumab) injection for retina damage/ nerves block. Is it safe ?

What can I do if my father is asked to take avastin (bevacizumab) injection for retina damage/ nerves block. Is it safe ?

Safer than blindness: If Avastin (bevacizumab) has been advised, it is likely because of the presence of blinding disorder such as macular degeneration. Although there is risk with drugs injected into the eye, the risk of blindness from not treating is substantially higher. Discuss your concern with his ophthalmologist. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Does avastin (bevacizumab) for hemi retinal vein occlusion work well?

Does avastin (bevacizumab) for hemi retinal vein occlusion work well?

Yes: It work well for retinal edema of the macula caused by retinal vein occlusions (central, hemi, and branch). Speak to your retinal specialist about this. ...Read more

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Can scar in retina be treated. Is there any cure?

Can scar in retina be treated. Is there any cure?

Retinal Scar: There is no cure for a retinal scar. Typically the location of your scar determines their visual significance. Scars outside the macula are really nothing to worry about. A regular checkup is all you need. ...Read more

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I was born with huge scars on my retinas but my vision is perfect. Should i not worry about them?

I was born with huge scars on my retinas but my vision is perfect. Should i not worry about them?

Periodic follow-up: If the vision is perfect and the eye care professional that diagnosed or saw the problem was not concerned, than it probably is not vision threatening. If there are indeed big scars, then periodic follow-up with an eye care professional is appropriate. ...Read more

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Scar on a retina from an accident 6 years ago, I'm 21 now, will it ever heal on it's own? Any other options?

Scar on a retina from an accident 6 years ago, I'm 21 now, will it ever heal on it's own? Any other options?

Depends: Scarring on the retina can be either superficial or on the surface of the retina or it may be deeper. Superficial scarrin called an Epiretinal membrane can often times be removed with surgery. Deeper scarring may be permanent. A retina specialist can exam you and determine if treatment is an option. ...Read more

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I had retina reattachment 7 yrs ago. Now scar growing around acuity area in eye i need to read.I am 77. Should I have it removed?

I had retina reattachment 7 yrs ago. Now scar growing around acuity area in eye i need to read.I am 77. Should I have it removed?

Maybe: Depending on the scar, it may be amenable to surgery that could improve the vision. You would need to see an ophthalmologist to make that determination. Aretinal specialist would be best. ...Read more

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What is scarring on the retina?

What is scarring on the retina?

Damage: The retina can develop scars much the same way that any other tissue can. The most common cause of scarring is from bleeding (examples: diabetes, macular degeneration), and from lasers used to treat the bleeding. Retinal repair of any kind can lead to bleeding, as can severe trauma to the eye. ...Read more

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I have a macular scar in my right eye including several holes in my retinal. What procedures should i take? Is it a bad idea to wear contacts?

I have a macular scar in my right eye including several holes in my retinal. What procedures should  i take? Is it a bad idea to wear contacts?

Retinal treatment: To answer this question, it's best to answer each part individually: 1. Retinal scars have no treatment in modern day technology. 2. Retinal holes should be treated by a specialist with a laser to prevent retinal detachments. 3. Contact lenses do not pose risk to retinal disease, but it is not suggested for use in your good eye. Monocular patients need glasses for protection of the good eye. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more