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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Retinal Dystrophy

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Can you tell me of a group for macular retinal dystrophy?

Can you tell me of a group for macular retinal dystrophy?

Yes: Retinal dystrophies are uncommon or rare, usually inherited conditions. Most retinal specialists are good at diagnosing them. However, if you want an opinion form an expert on the topic, and possibly genetic testing, i suggest you go to a university center with professors interested in macular dystrophies. Some great centers include: stein eye/ucla, uic, hopkins, bascom palmer, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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


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For what reason would congenitohereditary retinal dystrophy impairing vision disqualify some1 from getting into westpoint?

For what reason would congenitohereditary retinal dystrophy impairing vision disqualify some1 from getting into westpoint?

Lowered vision: Irrespective of the source, if you do not have excellent corrected vision, west point will not consider you for admission. The military, once you are accepted, feels responsible for any health issues that arise and therefore does not want anyone with pre-existing conditions. And you say your problem impairs vision, therefore try another college program. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about retina dystrophy?

Decreased vision: Retinal dystrophies are inherited conditions where the cells in the retina have defects which cause them to malfunction during the course of life. This typically results in a progressive decrease vision. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I find info on retina dystrophy?

Www.blindness.org: http://www.blindness.org/ http://www.Patient.Co.Uk/doctor/hereditary-retinal-dystrophies.Htm.

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Pattern dystrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium: What does this mean?

Pattern dystrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium: What does this mean?

Hereditary dystrophy: pattern Dystrophy is a hereditary retinal dystrophy that often mimics macular degeneration. However it does not progress in the same manner and can be associated with preservation of good vision depending on the severity of the dystrophy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pattern dystrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium?

Can you tell me about pattern dystrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium?

Looks similar to AMD: Pattern dystrophy is a heterogeneous group of dominantly inherited macular disease. It has patterns of deposits of yellow, orange, or pigment changes in the macular area. It may be difficult to differentiate from AMD in late stages. Some may develop Choroidal neovascular membranes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of corneal dystrophy?

What are the symptoms of corneal dystrophy?

Different types: There are a number of different corneal dystrophies. Symptoms range from nothing at all to hazy, foggy or cloudy vision that may fluctuate from day to day or morning to evening. Some corneal dystrophies may also have irritation related to erosions of the corneal surface. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of muscular dystrophy?

What are the most common symptoms of muscular dystrophy?

Weakness: Muscular dystrophy syndromes are the result of abnormal proteins. These result in faulty muscle production, muscle tissue is replaced by scar tissue and fatty infiltrate. This results in weakness, muscle contracture and sometimes scoliosis. Later in the disease process frequent respiratory infections and other issues. ...Read more

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What can be done to reduce the symptoms of muscular dystrophy?

What can be done to reduce the symptoms of muscular dystrophy?

See below: Assistive devices for respiratory complications may be needed, especially at night. Prednisone is given to improve the strength and function of individuals with dmd. Prednisone has been shown to prolong the ability to walk by 2 to 5 years. Cyclosporine has been used to improved clinical function in children, but its use is controversial. Physical therapy and surgery can also offer relief. ...Read more