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What Causes Scaring In The Eye If You Have Macular Degeneration
Retinal breakdown: Scarring the in the maculae can occur in both the wet and dry forms of macular degeneration. Usually, it is problematic in the wet form when there is leakage of serum or blood from new blood vessels that cause inflammation and retinal scarring - here the prognosis is guarded. In advanced forms of dry macular degeneration there can be scarring as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My eye vision is negative 9 is that means that i may have retinal detachment or any complications in the futur?
Fairly common: Macular degeneration was the most common cause of legal blindness in individuals over 50. With modern treatment strategies, severe vision loss is much less common. Some degree of vision impairment usually develops with this chronic degenerative disease over time. The earliest symptoms include delay in adjusting to dim light ; needing more light to read. Visual acuity decline follows. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Normal aging: Vitreous detachment /degeneration is a normal aging process of the gel that fills the back of the eye. Usually it detaches silently but sometimes it happens in a few locations with light flashes, floaters and visual changes. Since these symptoms are the same as retinal detachment these symptoms should always be evaluated by an ophthalmologist when they occur. ...Read more
If colors appear faded or washed out is this from macular pucker or mild stage glaucoma. I have both diseases in the same eye and mild cataracts.
What to do if I have what seems to be permanent blurry vision in my right eye from cat-scratch disease. Are there any treatment?
Retinal specialist: Bartonella henselae is a bacterial infection from cat scratch disease. This can cause swelling in the optic nerve and occasional leakage of retinal blood vessels. This causes visual loss from macular edema, which usually resolves and lipid (fat from blood) deposits in the macula- the central retin responsible for central vision. Sometimes this does not resolve. I would get it evaluated/treated. ...Read more
My brother is diagnosed with a "macular pucker", thin film covering macula of left eye. What are some ways to treat this condition?
Microsurgery: It is an outpatient operation to scrape off scar tissue which is distorting or wrinkling the retinal surface. Membranes on the retina can cause distorted vision, retinal holes and detachments. Usually the surgery is done with the patient sedated, lying under a powerful microscope. The surgeon uses miniature instruments to remove the vitreous gel and scrape the scar tissue off. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have myopic macular degeneration. Is there anything i can do to prevent the blood vessels from leaking? Vitamins, eye drops?
Blood clot in posterior to the retina due to blunt injury to the eye with loss of vision. Pls tell me if the vision comes back or not?
Depends on damage. : Traumatic retinal hemorrhages can range from superficial to catastrophic. If there is too much damage to the retina or there is blood underneath the retina, the damage may be permanent. In that case, the vision may not come back. See your retinal specialist for more specific information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same: Those terms mean the same thing. Additionally, sometimes a pucker is referred to as "scar tissue on the retina", and "epiretinal gliosis." when appropriate, surgery to remove the pucker may be a good idea to halt vision deterioration, or modestly improve vision. Best to see a retina specialist for this kind of problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you a have eye laser corrective surgery if the eye doctor notice eye pressure in your eyes, and then say it can lead to glaucoma? Plus had sarcoid
Depends: If your iop is too high for your eyes, this can definitely lead to irreversible vision loss. Your eye md should be evaluating you for glaucoma ; instituting treatment if characteristic optic nerve changes of glaucoma are present. Sarcoidosis often is initially treated with prednisone, which can elevate iop in susceptible people. I'd advise against lasik until your diagnosis is established. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinuses : Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go see your doctor. It could also be due to an eye problem such an inflammation in (called uveitis) or around the eye. You need to see an eye doctor to really rule this out. ...Read more
Depends: You must see a retina specialist. Diabetic macular edema (dme) is treated with focal laser, intravitreal injections (avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) triamcinolone, triescense, ozurdex, etc.), and sometimes vitrectomy surgery. Prognosis depends on severity and duration of untreated disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood clot in posterior to the retina due to blunt injury to the eye with loss of vission. Pls tell me if the vision comes back or not?
Depends: Depends on the severity of the hemorrhage. As an oculoplastc specialist i deal with blunt trauma all the time but i leave the retina issues to a retinal specialist and concern myself with the bones. Hopefully one of the excellent retinal specialists on this forum will answer. As a general rule, the longer the vision remains poor and is not improving, the poorer the prognosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me about lebers hereditary optic neuropathy in one eye and not have it move to the other eye?
Can eye floaters in both eyes be the only symptom of optic neuritis? or do i need to have vision loss and eye pain.
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