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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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What is corneal dystrophy?

What is corneal dystrophy?

Inherited disorder: Dystrophies are inherited disorders. For the cornea, there are many dystrophies. The most common corneal dystrophy is the anterior basement membrane corneal dystrophy. It is also called map-dot-fingerprint dystrophy. ...Read more

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What is posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy?

What is posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy?

Hereditary problem: This is a rare hereditary disease of the back layer of the cornea. It can be progressive in some patients and non-progressive in others. If the impact on vision is mild, nothing needs to be done. If it is severe, surgery may be indicated. ...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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What is maculopathy dystrophy and treatment?

What is maculopathy dystrophy and treatment?

Macular dystrophy: Macular stromal dystrophy = inherited condition in cornea that has multiple diffuse corneal deposits with intervening haze, leading to decreases vision. ...Read more

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What is fuch's dystrophy and the dsek procedure?

What is fuch's dystrophy and the dsek procedure?

Corneal lining: The inner lining of the cornea consists of cells which pump fluid from the cornea keeping it clear. When these cells are deficient or incompetent, the cornea swells with fluid. This when spontaneous is called fuch's. Surgical replacement of the cells from a donor can restore clarity in a procedure called dsek. ...Read more

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What is muscular dystrophy?

What is muscular dystrophy?

Muscle disease: Muscular dystrophy is a worsening disorder that causes muscle weakness. The worst kind is duchenne's dystrophy, that affects only boys, leads to severe weakness, and wheelchair needs, breathing difficulties in the teens. Milder forms can present later or not cause as much disability. These are genetic (runs in families) disorders. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cone biopsy?

What is the definition or description of: cone biopsy?

Cone Biopsy: A cone biopsy is a larger form of a cervical biopsy that often removes a cone-shaped piece of tissue from the cervix. Many times it removes tissue that is high in the cervical canal as well as tissue that is on the surface of the cervix. It will often include tissue that your health practitioner thinks is abnormal. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for myotonia dystrophica?

What is the  treatment for myotonia dystrophica?

Symptomatic Therapy: Myotonic dystrophy is probably the most common form of muscular dystrophy. It is a multisystem disease that includes dystrophy of muscle, myotonia, cardiopathy, ocular cataracts, and endocrinopathy. Myotonia can be treated with anticonvulsant drugs, cardiac , ocular and endocrine symptoms are treated as they would be in any other patient. There is no specific therapy for the underlying disorder. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cone biopsy of cervix?

What is the definition or description of: cone biopsy of cervix?

Big biopsy of cervix: While the patient is under anesthesia (asleep) the doctor cuts out a small (outside) cone shaped portion of the cervix that has abnormal/ pre cancerous or cancerous skin and deeper tissue . It can treat cervical dysplasia ( pre cancer of the cervix) or diagnose cervical cancer. It is rarely enough to treat cervical cancer. ...Read more

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What is maculopathy and macular dystrophy?

What is maculopathy  and  macular dystrophy?

Macula: Macula is the central part of the retina that does the fine focus. Maculopathy is when there is a disease process causing damage to macula. That can be from drugs, diabetes, .... Macular dystrophy can be confusing. Macula is a type of spot. So if it is used in relation to cornea, that is a separate issue. In terms of retina... A disease process that is genetically predestined. ...Read more

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What is the likely outcome for someone with duchenne muscular dystrophy?

What is the likely outcome for someone with duchenne muscular dystrophy?

See below: Patients with duchenne muscular dystrophy will have progressive muscle weakness that will ultimately lead to problems with respiration and heart function. There is no known cure, so treatments are focused on improving symptoms and quality of life. ...Read more

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Cellular focul segmental glomular sclerosis is it curable? And what is the prognosis?

Cellular focul segmental glomular sclerosis is it curable? And what is the prognosis?

Need data: Is it primary or secondary fsgs. In addition how much protein is in the urine and what is the current kidney function? If the kidney function is significantly depressed the prognosis is poor. If there is more than 4000mg protein in the urine the prognosis is poor. Primary fsgs has a worse prognosis than secondary fsgs. Follow up with a nephrologist for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is leukodystrophy?

What is leukodystrophy?

Childhood: This is a class of hereditary disorders affecting the white matter of the brain mainly presenting in childhood. The diseases may vary in extent and pace, but often affect walking, cognition, and may be associated with epilepsy. More information may be found on mayo clinic site or www.Aan.Com. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for muscular dystrophy?

What is the best treatment for muscular dystrophy?

Supportive: Mostly supportive and treating complications. There are some results with gene therapy, stem cell etc. ...Read more

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How is a cold cone biopsy of cervix done?

How is a cold cone biopsy of cervix done?

Scalpel: The doctor uses a scalpel and/or scissors to remove a cone shaped portion of the cervix. He/she may place stitches to prevent bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Muscular dystrophy?

What is the definition or description of: Muscular dystrophy?

Muscle disorder: Muscular dystrophy includes a number of disorders which are associated primarily with abnormalities of the architecture of the cells, often causing changes in size and function (weakness). These disorders are typically inherited, and recognized early in life, although there are of course exceptions to this. Prognosis is based on the type of MD and expression of the specific geneotype. ...Read more

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What is spinal muscular atrophy type 1?

SMA type 1: Rare genetic form where prognosis is poor & life expectancy less than 2 years of age. ...Read more

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Help please, what is muscular dystrophy?

Inborn muscle diseas: Nih website has lots of excellent information: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/md/md.Htm "the muscular dystrophies (md) are a group of more than 30 genetic diseases characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles that control movement. Some forms of md are seen in infancy or childhood, while others may not appear until middle age or later. ". ...Read more