In diabetic retionopathy, when vitreous haemorrhage occurs, should a vitrectomy be done or are there other treatments?
How Long? The key questions are how long have you had it? Is it recurrent? Have you had a complete prp laser? If you have a bleed and it clears in a few days, enough fo a complete laser to be placed in the office, then a vitrectomy may be avoided. Anti-vegf treatment may also buy some time. If the hemorrhage is non clearing after about 4 weeks or is recurrent, then vitrectomy may be a good option.
Depends. Bleeding int the eye (vitreous hemorrhage) secondary to diabetic retinopathy occurs in the presence of 'proliferative diabetic retinopathy' - the mainstay of treatment is laser photocoagulation to the retina and vitrectomy when severe or non-clearing. In the last few years, injection of anti-angionec medicines into the eye can forestall or prevent vitrectomy in certain situations.
See below. Vitrectomy is warranted if the vitreous hemorrhage takes too long to clear on its own, if there is an underlying retinal detachment that threatens central vision, or if eye pressure is too high. Sometimes injections of medicine into the eye (anti-vegf) can be tried in select cases first. Ask your retina specialist.
Vitreous hemorrhage, no vision, some light & movement. Dr said no retinal damage, wait a week & then possible vitrectomy. Is this a normal plan?
Vitreous hemorrhage . Without retinal detachment confirmed my b-scan ultrasonography, can be monitored and re-evaluated after a few days or weeks depending upon risk factors and the remainder of your exam. Sleep with the head i the bed inclined, refrain from lifting heavy objects and refrain from bending over. Read more...
Vitreous hemorrhage. Can take weeks or months to resolve. Depending on the cause, your ophthalmologist may want to remove the blood with a vitrectomy to make sure there is no damage to the underlying retina. You may not need the surgery really quickly, again depending on the cause of the bleeding. Make sure the surgery is performed by a retinal specialist with training in this procedure. Read more...
I am 30 years old with sickle cell retinopathy. Would saptamrita lauha be effective in clearing my vitreous hemorrhage. A indian herbal treatment.
Adjunct only. You would be making a terrible mistake to rely only on a "traditional herb" for such a serious illness. Start with evidence-based treatment that is your right in the 21st century. Read more...