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Somebody Got A Retina Scar After Avastin
What can I do if my father is asked to take avastin injection for retina damage/ nerves block. Is it safe ?
Safer than blindness: If Avastin 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I am on Abraxane. Tumor Markers started climbing after two months. Dr. Wants to add Avastin. Is this a good option? Mets to abdomen, bones & Liver.
Not a good idea: Rising tumor markers often predict tumor progression. But this is soft evidence. A more definitive way to confirm lack of response(progression) is by means of repeating Imaging studies(like X-rays/CT scan or PET scan) and compare them with prior study. If the tumor size has increased, then Abraxane is no longer useful for you. Treatment should be changed . Adding Avastin would not help the situati ...Read more
My husband is undergoing chemo/avastin for stage 4 non small cell lung cancer. Dr stopped chemo after 6 cycles cause weight loss. Is this risky?
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