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Worst Intraocular Melanoma Symptom
Nodular melanoma: Three of the four types of melanoma remain superficial in the epidermis and grow RADIALLY (laterally), often for several years, before entering the VERTICAL GROWTH PHASE where they grow downward and invade the dermis with the potential to metastasize. The fourth type of melanoma is nodular melanoma which STARTS in the vertical growth phase and can metastasize from the outset. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A condition in which some element of your skin--which is one of the most complex organs in the body--degenerates into cancer. The three most common types of skin cancer are: basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use and ...Read more
Early stage glaucoma & moderate stage epiretinal membrane same eye not affecting vision much now. W/both diseases potential for central vision loss & peripheral vision loss causes anxiety. Prognosis?
The risk is very low: An epiretinal membrane is a common finding in 60 y/o female and typically remain visually insignificant. If it becomes visually significant, surgical treatment is very successful. Mild glaucoma is very treatable, and with appropriate followup and treatment, peripheral vision loss can be prevented. Central loss is extremely rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there possibility of bone metastasis occurring if primary carsinoma cancer, stage 1b, grade 2 of the breast full mastec recon sentinel nodes clear?
Unlikely but poss.: Prognosis of small stage i intermediate grade tumor is favorable esp . Er+. For er- (triple neg or her2+) tumors a bit worse but still favorable in stage i. Recurrence (local or distant) is not unheard of. While lymphatic/nodal spread is the most common, there are other ways for tumors to spread. Also while most sent. Nodes are in the axilla, tumor can drain elsewhere (supra clav, int mammary). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Says mild case of glaucoma. Pressure down from 31 to 14 w/drop. Thankfully glaucoma caught after exam for eye floater. At age 59 what is prognosi?
Is one optic nerve being bigger than the other a sign of glaucoma? Is eye pressure 20 & 17 a sign of glaucoma?
Its a risk factor: Asymmetry of the optic nerve between eyes is one known red flag for potential glaucoma. Also a slightly elevated eye pressure in the eye with more "cupping" can be another risk factor. It will be best to have each eye evaluated in an exam with a visual field test and possibly photos of the nerve to evaluate how healthy it is. It made need treatment or just close observation. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Potential for episodic mild central vertigo to be the lone presenting symptom of a brain tumor? Only symptom & dr wants CT/MRI. Neuro exam perfect.
Headaches, vision change, floaters, visual snow, halos, starburts and glare could all of these symptoms combined be brain related ?
Recurring left eye pain, turns reddish and appears "droopy" according to others during flares. Vision chg. History of traumatic iritis, prescription prism gls.
Age 58. 30 percent optic nerve damage in 1 eye due to open angle glaucoma. Withg treatment is it possible to prevent vision loss in lifetime?
Can anterior vitreous detachment occur before pvd? Does it reduce the retinal risks assoc with cataract surgery? Symptoms other than floaters?
Vitreous detachment: May occur at the level of the anterior retina adjacent to an area called the ora serrata. The vitreous may delaminate from the retina at any location, meaning either posterior or anterior at anytime either from trauma or idiopathic. If the vitreous is already detached from the retina, then the risks of a retinal detachment is theoretically reduced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is glaucoma, macular pucker or early Fuchs causing brief white out vision when driving in sun & then shade? diseases are in same eye & use monovision
Advanced Macular pucker & stable glaucoma in 1 eye. 2nd eye mild ERM. What is prognosis for adequate vision. Concerned that both eyes have disease.
Close follow up: Macular pucker can occur as a consequence of spontaneous pucker. There are procedures that can be done to help eliminate this but they carry some risk so usually the retinal surgeons who do this will wait for a level of lowered vision that is significant or note progression as a reason to intervene. The glaucoma is a separate issue for both eyes. These conditions should be closely monitored. ...Read more
Fluctuating unilateral eyebrow ptosis hx of Chiari & IIH can it be related? Myasthenia Gravis r/o what can cause this ptosis The drooping is bad
More information: Myasthenia can cause ptosis but on other spectrum from these other disorders mentioned. I would be curious to know if you have any surgery for the chiari? Something as simple as bells palsy can cause drooping as well. If this is a new and sudden symptoms, then you should seek care. ...Read more
Blurred vision in left eye followed by headache, optometrist says pressure is fine. Could it be a small stroke? History of copd, bbb, cardiomyopathy
No pain with RD: Signs of rd are those seen by examining eye doctor: subretinal fluid, retinal tear, pigment cells in vitreous, and pvd. The symptoms that a patient experiences are painless progressive loss or greying; of vision which may involve the central vision. This may be proceeded by flashes and floaters. Sometimes an rd can by asymptomatic, and therefore it is important to get checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In right eye moderate glaucoma w/optic atrophy & moderate epiretinal membrane. Last 6 mos. colors washed out. Is this symptom of membrane or glaucoma?
Early Fuchs dystrophy w/clear corneas, mild gutta, 20/20vision but high densitometry,glare, lights,depth perception. Dr says this combination unusual?
Suddenly developed bad night glares and starbursts.No refractive error, checked cornea & everything-nothing wrong, have vitreous degen.Cause for glare?
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