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What is cone dystrophy?

What is cone dystrophy?

Problem withcolor ey: The most common symptoms of cone dystrophy are vision loss (age of onset ranging from the late teens to the sixties), sensitivity to bright lights, and poor color vision. Therefore, patients see better at dusk. Visual acuity usually deteriorates gradually, but it can deteriorate rapidly to 20/200; later, in more severe cases, it drops to counting fingers vision. ...Read more

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I have rod cone dystrophy. I no longer have peripheral vision. Can you give me an estimate of how long i will have central vision?

I have rod cone dystrophy. I no longer have peripheral vision. Can you give me an estimate of how long i will have central vision?

Variable: The rate of visual decline with retinal dystrophies is variable. By seeing your ophthalmologist over time, a graph of your vision can help determine how quickly or slowly the vision will worsen. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with cone rod dystrophy. What can I expect?

I have been diagnosed with cone rod dystrophy. What can I expect?

Gradual loss of visi: Most people experience some loss of vision over time. Protect your eyes from the sun or squinting/eye stress. See and be followed by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor - not an optometrist. ...Read more

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What is a vulvar dystrophy?

What is a vulvar dystrophy?

Abnormal growth: Is the growth of abnormal skin on the vulva. The vulvar skin can be too thin, too thick (hyperplasia), or a mixture of both. ...Read more

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Fshd musclar dystrophy any updates?

Fshd musclar dystrophy any updates?

Genetic studies only: You are asking about facial-scapular-humaral dystrophy. This is a very familial form of mild muscular dystrophy that involves the face and shoulders and upper arms and is progressive from adolescence on. There are no definite treatments except exercises and at times tendon-muscle transfers. Advances in the genetic evaluation seem exciting. There are trials of Prednisone such as in duchenne's. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about retina dystrophy?

Can you tell me about retina dystrophy?

Decreased vision: Retinal dystrophies are inherited conditions where the cells in the retina have defects which cause them to malfunction during the course of life. This typically results in a progressive decrease vision. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I find info on retina dystrophy?

Www.blindness.org: http://www.blindness.org/ http://www.Patient.Co.Uk/doctor/hereditary-retinal-dystrophies.Htm.

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is fuch's endotholial dystrophy?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is fuch's endotholial dystrophy?

Fuchs': Fuchs is a problem with the inner layer of the cornea (window to the eye). If this layer fails (the pump of the cornea), then the cornea can swell and vision can become blurry. ...Read more

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Do you think I could join any branch of the military with myotonic dystrophy?

Do you think I could join any branch of the military with myotonic dystrophy?

No, but thank you: for your interest to serve. That's a tough illness to live with, and you would be stressing your muscles out too much doing excercises even to pass Basic Training, regardless of MOS. If you want to serve, there are jobs in the civilian world with various branches of the government that would try to accommodate your illness if possible. The fed is very open to supporting employees w/ special needs. ...Read more

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What are cell count/thickness levels for Fuch's Dystrophy that would indicate it's time for DMEK/DSEK? Current count 1381/1225, thick 594/602

What are cell count/thickness levels for Fuch's Dystrophy that would indicate it's time for DMEK/DSEK?  Current count 1381/1225, thick 594/602

Your symptoms: generally will dictate when you are ready for a corneal transplant. Symptoms of decreased vision, glare, light sensitivity etc. If the corneal swelling is to the point where I worry about permanent corneal scarring, then I usually advise the patient towards surgery sooner rather than later. Avg numbers are about 640 for corneal thickness before surgery. Good luck. ...Read more