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Treatment for dry macular degeneration?

Treatment for dry macular degeneration?

Not yet: While there are several medications as well as stem cell and gene therapies that are currently being investigated, no treatment has been proven to be safe and effective for geographic atrophy, the hallmark of dry amd. High dose anti-oxidant vitamin supplementation has been shown to be helpful in preventing the progression to the wet form of macular degeneration when certain early signs are present. ...Read more

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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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Best treatment for corneal edema/fuch's dystrophy?

Best treatment for corneal edema/fuch's dystrophy?

Fuchs: It depends on a multitude of factors such as your best corrected vision, your corneal thickness, your endothelial cell count (health of the inner layer of cells). Anyone with Fuchs should be evaluated by an eye care provider and optimally by a corneal specialist who can review the condition and go over treatments and options and measure the disease course. ...Read more

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Diabetic macular edema can be cure with acupuncture?

Diabetic macular edema can be cure with acupuncture?

Although : Acupuncture is used by some practioners to treat diabetic macular edema - i wasn't able to find research that directly addresses this. I encourage you to work w your opthamologist. More generalized acupuncture treatments to reinforce deficiencies of liver yin ; kidney yin as well as qi ; blood may augment treatment from your eye doctor. I can't provide any helpful info on use of localized >. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for macular degeneration/narrow angle glaucoma?

What is the treatment for macular degeneration/narrow angle glaucoma?

Different Rx: Macular degeneration: dry: areds multivitamin supplement, green leafy vegetables high in lutein, uv protection, ?Possibly fish oil. Wet: laser, vedf intraocular injection. Narrow angle glaucoma: a laser iridotomy. ...Read more

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What is treatment for macular degeneration ?

What is treatment for macular degeneration ?

There are 2 kinds: Wet and dry. You need to see a retina specialist, ask your eye doctor for a referral. The dry type is less treatable, the wet one has options. The most optimistic seems to be intraocular injections of drugs like bevasizumab, avastin (bevacizumab). ...Read more

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Is pulmonary edema curable?

Is pulmonary edema curable?

Depends: Pulmonary edema is a symptom, not a disease or condition. It all depends on what is causing the pulmonary edema. If, for example, due to heart failure, it may be treatable. If due to metastatic lung cancer, it may not. ...Read more

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Is macular degeneration curable?

Unfortunately not.: While there are ways to slow or treat the disease processes in age-related macular degeneration, particularly the wet form, there is presently no cure for the disease. ...Read more

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What is fractional retinal detachment secondary to diabetic retinopathy?

What is fractional retinal detachment secondary to diabetic retinopathy?

Detached Retina: It is actually a tractional retinal detachment. When diabetes causes the retinal blood vessels to die, the retina grows new blood vessels that are disorganized and of poor quality. They grow into the gel that fills the eye called the vitreous. This causes the vitreous to contract and pulls the retina off the back to the eye. That is a tractional retinal detachment. It often needs surgery. ...Read more

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Can photodynamic therapy cure age-related macular degeneration?

Can photodynamic therapy cure age-related macular degeneration?

No: Photodynamic therapy treats the areas of leakage in the retina in the hope of improving vision. It does not cure, only treats the manifestations of the disease. ...Read more

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Treatment of pitting pedal edema?

Treatment of pitting pedal edema?

Edema: The treatment depends on the cause of the pitting edema. When caused by congestive heart failure it is certainly different from when it is caused by venous insufficiency or hepatic cirrhosis. ...Read more

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How effective is Ranibizumab for treating macular degeneration?

Very: Ranibizumab is one of four injectable medications currently available for treatment of wet (exudative) macular degeneration. The others are pegaptanib, bevacizumab and aflibercept. Pegaptanib is not used much anymore because it does not work as well. The other three agents work very similarly. In about 40% of eyes vision improves by 2 of more lines, and 90% + have stabilization or improvement. ...Read more

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How effective is eye surgery for treating macular degeneration?

How effective is eye surgery for treating macular degeneration?

Not useful: Macular degeneration is a condition, mostly in the elderly, in which the central circulation gradually fails and vision is lost. No surgery known can reverse this process. There are supplements which can be useful and in certain types of macular degeneration, injections may also be useful. ...Read more

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Explain the method of treatment for macular edema?

Explain the method of treatment for macular edema?

Laser welds, retina: The eye surgeon uses a laser to target tiny areas of fluid leakage around the macula. This essentially 'welds' the leaks shut and stops fluid from causing edema. ...Read more

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Can topical gentamicin cause macular edema in children?

Can topical gentamicin cause macular edema in children?

No: While topical preparations can cause conjunctival or even corneal problems, they would not penetrate enough to have any macular effect. However, it is possible the eye condition that warranted the antibiotics may have some relationship to macular edema. See an ophthalmologist! ...Read more

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Advanced Macular pucker & stable glaucoma in 1 eye. 2nd eye mild ERM. What is prognosis for adequate vision. Concerned that both eyes have disease.

Advanced Macular pucker & stable glaucoma in 1 eye. 2nd eye mild ERM. What is prognosis for adequate vision. Concerned that both eyes have disease.

Close follow up: Macular pucker can occur as a consequence of spontaneous pucker. There are procedures that can be done to help eliminate this but they carry some risk so usually the retinal surgeons who do this will wait for a level of lowered vision that is significant or note progression as a reason to intervene. The glaucoma is a separate issue for both eyes. These conditions should be closely monitored. ...Read more

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How effective is laser surgery for treating macular degeneration?

How effective is laser surgery for treating macular degeneration?

Not effective: laser was used treat macular degeneration the 1980's , 90's, and early 2000's but is no longer considered an effective treatment. Currently, injectable medications (Avastin, Lucentis, (ranibizumab) Eylea) are the best treatment for wet macular degeneration. The only proven "treatment" for dry macular degeneration is vitamin supplementation (AREDS 2 formula). ...Read more

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What are any treatment options for corneal neovascularization with corneal scarring?

What are any treatment options   for corneal neovascularization with corneal scarring?

Treat disease: First, it is best to try to identify and treat the underlying disease process, so that the inflammatory impetus to form new vessels is reversed or minimized. If there is a quiet eye, there are a couple possible treatment options. First, laser ablation of the vessels has had some success, especially using a yellow dye laser. Second, a medicine that makes new blood vessels disappear can be injected. ...Read more

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Progressive macular pucker 20/30 vision, distortion & glaucoma. Visual fIeld good,nerve damage 30-45%.Would vitrectomy cause glaucoma to progress?

Progressive macular pucker 20/30 vision, distortion & glaucoma. Visual fIeld good,nerve damage 30-45%.Would vitrectomy cause glaucoma to progress?

Possible: Vitrectomy and glaucoma may have an association. It is suspected that glaucoma occurs more often in patients who have had vitrectomy and subsequent cataract surgery. An ongoing clinical trial is aimed to answer this question with more clarity. PROVE Study. http://www.aaojournal.org/article/S0161-6420(14)00344-3/references AND https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01162356 ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more