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Vitreous Hemorrhage Herbal Treatment
I am 30 years old with sickle cell retinopathy. Would saptamrita lauha be effective in clearing my vitreous hemorrhage. A indian herbal treatment.
Adjunct only: You would be making a terrible mistake to rely only on a "traditional herb" for such a serious illness. Start with evidence-based treatment that is your right in the 21st century. ...Read more
In diabetic retionopathy, when vitreous haemorrhage occurs, should a vitrectomy be done or are there other treatments?
How Long?: The key questions are how long have you had it? Is it recurrent? Have you had a complete prp laser? If you have a bleed and it clears in a few days, enough fo a complete laser to be placed in the office, then a vitrectomy may be avoided. Anti-vegf treatment may also buy some time. If the hemorrhage is non clearing after about 4 weeks or is recurrent, then vitrectomy may be a good option. ...Read more
Usually: The eye will mostly clear out hemorrhage in the back of the eye over a somewhat slow time. The source of the bleeding might need treatment, especially if it is related to diabetes. If the hemorrhage persists for months, and seems not to change, then a retinal surgeon should be seen for possible surgical removal. ...Read more
You can find online info from these eye sites:
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/9265701
http://eyewiki. Aao. Org/vitreous_hemorrhage. ...Read more
Vitreous hemorrhage: Or blood within the eyeball can be caused by diferrent things. In a diabetic it may be due to the growth of new blood vessels while in a high myope it could be due to a tear of the retina. Either way, it requires a good retinal exam and follow up. The key warning signs that the retina could be in trouble are vision loss or change, flashes or photopsias, and floaters or translucent opacity. ...Read more
It is difficult to tell you what you can do without knowing what if any treatment he received and whether there is retinal detachment etc
i suggest he should see an opthalmologist who specialises in this condition, you can see any opthalmologist and get o proper referal
if not done do it asap, before it is too late. ...Read more
See a retina special: It depends on the cause of the vitreous hemorrhage. The specific cause such as retinal tear, retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, etc. Needs to be addressed. If the source of the vitreous hemorrhage is just a posterior vitreous detachment, then this likely will improve over a few weeks you must see a retina specialist. ...Read more
Floaters: Keep your head elevated. Don't read. Don't take Aspirin or Aspirin products. Don't do a lot of vigorous exercise. ...Read more
Vitreous hemorrhage, no vision, some light & movement. Dr said no retinal damage, wait a week & then possible vitrectomy. Is this a normal plan?
Vitreous hemorrhage: Without retinal detachment confirmed my b-scan ultrasonography, can be monitored and re-evaluated after a few days or weeks depending upon risk factors and the remainder of your exam. Sleep with the head I the bed inclined, refrain from lifting heavy objects and refrain from bending over. ...Read more
Depends: If the bleeding has stopped, and the rest of the circulation is normal, resorption can be fairly rapid - usually weeks. But if the hemorrhage is extensive, and the blood has clotted, the time will be more lengthy. If more than several months, and the vision is affected, a procedure termed vitrectomy might be recommended. ...Read more
No: It can not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Unknown: There is no scientific data to look at this. It may help, hurt, or have no effect. I would not recommend it without evidence. ...Read more
Possibly: Vomiting increases the venous pressure in the head and eyes as well. If there is some weakness of the vessels, they can break open and leak blood. When the blood disperses in the vitreous, it can cause the sensation of floaters. Since these symptoms cross over with retinal detachment, this should be evaluated by a retinal specialist. ...Read more
It depends...: Depending on the amount of blood, its cause, and other conditions, the blood can resolve in a f a few days to weeks. More severe bleeding such as in a diabetic can take much longer. At times the blood does not fully resolve on its own and will need surgery to remove it. In most cases it goes away quickly. Blood in the vitreous is serious and needs to be followed by and ophthalmologist. ...Read more
How long should I wait to have a baby after a vitrectomy for vitreous hemorrhage? Should I have concerns? Risks? Sickle cell retinopathy hgb-SC.
See MFM: Yes you should have concerns - not so much about the vitrectomy, but about the fact you have sickle cell SC and desire pregnancy. You are an excellent candidate for pre-conception counseling with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. This person can not only answer your specific question regarding your eye surgery, but optimize your body status before you conceive to reduce risk to you and baby! ...Read more
Yes: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous (jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". This also can tear blood vessel. You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. ...Read more
Please explain what are some symptoms of vitreous haemorrhage and retina detachment after retrobulbar injection?
Loss of vision: If there is inadvertent puncture of the eye during injection. Symptoms would be blurry vision, haze, curtain or shadow. This is a serious complication that can lead to loss of sight. It typically happens in myopic eyes which are longer and with a sharp rather than blunted tip needle. It often requires surgical repair and visual prognosis depends on what areas are damaged. ...Read more
Can I take eyebright herb after vitrectomy surgery to speed up recovery? I had vitreous hemorrhage and concerned about taking things that cause bleeds
Not effective: Eyebright is a wonderfully named product with no proven effect. You can take it without fear of risk but don't expect any results that are positive for this untested product. ...Read more
How long do I have to wait to have sex after laser surgery for a retinal tear (almost 3 weeks ago) and a vitreous hemorrhage which has cleared?
A good? To ask: Ask your treating eye physician when it's safe, only he or she would know how stable your treatment is, or how serious your retinal integrity is. Good luck. ...Read more
No: It is a rare disorder of the motor cells (control muscle) in the spinal cord that occurs in youth, progresses for several years then stabilizes. There is no treatment for it. A neurologist can counsel you further. ...Read more
Hard to say: It really depends onthe type of allergy you are asking about. If it is runny stuffy nose, itchy eyes etc. It is probably due to something I the air (dust, pollen, pets). Avoidance is the cure. But usually hard to do...I am unaware of any effective herbal treatments. In fact, some people who are allergic to grass or weed pollen get sicker when taking herbal remedies. Be careful. ...Read more