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Symptoms Of 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My bf was diagnosed with myotonic dystrophy type 2, tho he has many of the symptoms of type 1. Tried many docs & meds with no luck. Any advice?
Myotonic dystrophy: Try www.Myotonic.Org to join with other families that are suffering with a family member with this disease. Look for help and for doctors that are familiar with the treatment, so you can get a second opinion. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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