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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Bullous Keratopathy

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What is a keratopathy and what are the symptoms?

Corneal disease: Keratopthy refers to a disease or abnormality of the cornea, the clear crystal over the iris or colored part of the true. The symptoms could be pain, light sensitivity or blurred vision. ...Read more

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Have superficial punctuate keratopathy - is it normal at 77?

Have superficial punctuate keratopathy - is it normal at 77?

SPK: Superficial punctate keratitis (spk) can refer to ocular surface (ie corneal epithelium) irritation. It can also be used to describe thygeson's spk which is a disease of the cornea causing significant symptoms. Both can occur at any age. ...Read more

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What is band shaped keratopathy?

What is band shaped keratopathy?

Corneal deposits: In certain inflammatory and degenerative diseases of the anterior eye, a deposit of calcium and other minerals will occur as a horizontal band on the surface of the cornea. This can disturb the vision and is sometimes painful. Your ophthalmologist can suggest ways to treat and sometimes remove this surgically. ...Read more

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Punctate epithelial keratopathy from severe dry eyes causing blurred vision. How and when will my vision get back to normal?

Punctate epithelial keratopathy from severe dry eyes causing blurred vision. How and when will my vision get back to normal?

It will with treatme: Pek will cause the vision to be blurry since it disrupts the usual smooth corneal surface. Lubricating drops, restasis, punctum plugs and other modalities can be used to treat dry eye. Once the surface is smooth, the vision will improve. ...Read more

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Who discovered bullous pemphigoid?

Who discovered bullous pemphigoid?

Bullous pemphigoid: Walter Lever described it in 1965. See: http://www.nature.com/milestones/skinbio3/full/skinbio20082a.html ...Read more

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I have been taking minicin for about two years and have weakness upper and lower body. Minicin is for Bullous pemphagoid . R/o DILE?

I have been taking minicin for about two years and have weakness upper and lower body.  Minicin is for Bullous pemphagoid .  R/o DILE?

Minocin (minocycline) In bullous p: It depends on if it is localized or widespread but often times corticosteroids can help. If your doctor decides to start you on steroids make sure they are tapered off and not just discontinued. Minocin (minocycline) is a type of tetracycline that can also help increase recovery and help the taper of steroids quicker. Minocin (minocycline) has many side effects and may be the cause of the weakness you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Is bullous emphysema painful?

Is bullous emphysema painful?

Not typically: In general emphasema, including bullous emphasema, is uncomfortable and people feel short of breath but it is not usually painful. ...Read more

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What is emphysematous bullous lung disease?

What is emphysematous bullous lung disease?

COPD : Emphysema and obstructive lung disease cause air to be trapped cause air spaces to expand. They look like balloon like structures that may make breathing difficult. ...Read more

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How long does bullous myringitis last?

How long does bullous myringitis last?

Same as: Ordinary middle ear infection. With proper antibiotic treatment, resolution is expected within 10 days. ...Read more

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My husband was diagnosed with bullous pemphagoid earlier this year. Due to the nature of the disease is the flu shot something to be avoided? Thank u

My husband was diagnosed with bullous pemphagoid earlier this year.  Due to the nature of the disease is the flu shot something to be avoided? Thank u

Depends: If he is on medication that lowers body immunity (disease fighting capacity) like steroid or methotrexate etc he should avoid the live influenza vaccine that is given as nasal spray. For injectable flu shot there is no problem. In fact he should take it because for him we wanted to avoid any other intercurrent illness. ...Read more