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What causes scaring in the eye if you have macular degeneration?

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 more

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Macular Degeneration (Definition)

A partly genetic disease affecting vision that happens to older people. There are two types: dry or wet, which are ...Read more


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My eye vision is negative 9 is that means that i may have retinal detachment or any complications in the futur?

My eye vision is negative 9 is that means that i may have retinal detachment or any complications in the futur?

Your risk: Is increased because the nearsightedness, but this does not mean that you will have this problem. Certainly if you have symptoms such as floaters, flashes or a change in vision, you should get your eyes examined. ...Read more

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What happens to the vision if a person has macular degeneration?

What happens to the vision if a person has macular degeneration?

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 more

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I need to know what is vitreous degeneration of the eye?

I need to know what is vitreous degeneration of the eye?

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

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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. ?

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.
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Cataracts: This symptom is more likely to be caused by your cataracts which tend to cause yellowing and desaturation of colors. Neither macular pucker or glaucoma cause color fading in the early stages. ...Read more

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If its not a cataract, what else can cause blurred vision in the eye?

If its not a cataract, what else can cause blurred vision in the eye?

Many causes: You will need a complete eye exam to determine this. Causes include a simple need for glasses, corneal problems including dry eye, cataract, retinal problems, and more. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My brother is diagnosed with a "macular pucker", thin film covering macula of left eye. What are some ways to treat this condition?

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 more

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I have myopic macular degeneration. Is there anything i can do to prevent the blood vessels from leaking? Vitamins, eye drops?

I have myopic macular degeneration. Is there anything i can do to prevent the blood vessels from leaking? Vitamins, eye drops?

Amsler grid: No nutritional supplements, vitamins, eye drops or medications prevent abnormal blood vessel formation (choroidal neovascularization). Amsler grid home monitoring and regular eye exams are the best defense. ...Read more

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Can you say if it could laser eye surgery help in the case of constant eye strain?

Can you say if it could laser eye surgery help in the case of constant eye strain?

Maybe: If the eye strain is relieved by glasses or contact lenses, then laser can make this permanent. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Please tell me if an epiretinal membrane in the eye the same as macular pucker?

Please tell me if an epiretinal membrane in the eye the same as macular pucker?

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 more

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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

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 more

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What to do if i get eye pressure alot. Is this a sign of eye problems in the future?

What to do if i get eye pressure alot. Is this a sign of eye problems in the future?

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

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What is the likely prognosis of diabetic macular edema if it blur my vision?

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 more

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If watching a welder, what type of damage can occur in the eye?

If watching a welder, what type of damage can occur in the eye?

Uv burn: If you are close enough and do not wear eye protection, the uv light from the welders arc can cause a sunburn to the cornea termed welder's arc burn. This can happen to the lids also but no other damage will occur. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Can you tell me about lebers hereditary optic neuropathy in one eye and not have it move to the other eye?

Can you tell me about lebers hereditary optic neuropathy in one eye and not have it move to the other eye?

Leber's HON: Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy is felt to be due to a defect in mitochondrial dna. If it occurs in one eye, it almost always eventually shows up in the other. Some genetic testing can be performed if the diagnosis is in doubt. ...Read more

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