Diabetic retinopathy treatment effects

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Avatar n tn Hi I am new here and i hope i am not breaking any rules but my question ia about what effects smoking pot (marijuana) will have on my son (20yrs old) who is diabetic. I am not 100% sure that he is doing this but am sure he has tried it at least once and i want to be able to give him all the correct information about the dangers he is putting himself in before i speak with him about this.
Avatar m tn What are the after effects of laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy?
Avatar n tn i've just been informed by my opthalmologist that a shot of kenalog in my right will help with the swelling due to cataract surgery and diabetic retinopathy. i can't find any info on this procedure as it's only been in use for the eye for about 6 months. i was informed that there are 2 side effects to this procedure also which knowing me i would be more than likely susceptible. so any info on this med and procedure would be appreciated. my next appt is 12/30...
789911 tn?1368640383 I got an eye doctor to give me a through exam and found that my eyes are in good shape 20/20 but for the need of reading glasses. They want to make sure that you have no retina issues. I guess treatment can cause eye problems. Hopefully since treatment time will be cut in half with the telaprevir, side effects wont be so long lasting or permanent. Biopsy next on Friday. Im ready!
Avatar n tn My daughter has had type 1 diabetes for over 20 years and has diabetic retinopathy. After a series of bleeds and resulting laser surgery, she suffered a detached retina in one eye and underwent a total vitrectomy. Three days later, she could see nothing - the result, probably of an infection. She was treated with antibiotics and steroids, but her sight never fully recovered and now a fluorogram confirms that she has lost blood supply to approximately 25% of the retina.
1253246 tn?1332076910 The cataract shouldn't interfere with treatment. One of the rarer side effects is blindness from retinal detachment or accelerated mac degeneration. If you have an underlying medical condition that hasn't "blossomed" yet, the Hep C treatment may accelerate the process and make it full-blown. (This includes thyroid issues, premenopause, and arthritis.) This is why the detection for heart, psych, autoimmune, and GI issues are so important prior to launching the treatment.
Avatar f tn 38) were significantly associated with retinopathy. Neurovisual impairment was present in 31 patients (20%) before treatment and in 74 patients (47%) during treatment. In studies including a significant number of diabetic patients [5,7] diabetes mellitus has also been associated with retinopathy. Furthermore, improvement of retinopathy is delayed in hypertensive and diabetic patients after ending treatment [7].
Avatar n tn His right eye was given laser treatment 3 years before for diabetic retinopathy (i think it was in inital stage) My father had a cataract surgery to his right eye on MAR, 2007. In JUN, we noticed that his eyes were red. Doctors at our local place gave drops for inflammation. But at the end of JUL, my father was unable to read newspapers & novels although he states that there is no disturbance in seeing things/pictures. As of now the rest of his daily activities are fine.
Avatar f tn Depends on wheter the swelling is from inflammation or diabetic retinopathy. If from inflammation, could try to treat it with eye drops. If from diabetes, a laser may be useful in some cases. Injections sometimes are necessary. These injections could be repeated monthly and sometimes indefinitely if the effects are short lived. Do have some risks (infection, etc) but they are generally small.
Avatar m tn In studies including a significant number of diabetic patients [5,7] diabetes mellitus has also been associated with retinopathy. Furthermore, improvement of retinopathy is delayed in hypertensive and diabetic patients after ending treatment [7]. This relationship emphasizes that IFN-induced retinopathy can result from physiopathological mechanisms in common with other retinopathies related to microvascular abnormalities.
Avatar f tn thank you! appreciate it.
Avatar n tn It seems to me that rather than “ranting,” your time would be better served trying to book an appointment with an ophthalmologist to check your eyes for diabetic retinopathy which is the more likely cause of your decreased vision especially in the setting of recent cardiac procedure which carries with it fluctuations in blood sugar, pressure, and oxygen levels which could lead to a rapid worsening of diabetic retinopathy.
Avatar f tn Even though I do not have hypertension nor diabetic retinopathy, I do have blood sugar problems and wonder what measures I can employ to ensure that my eyes are safe if I have to go on an interferon therapy for a long time (other than maintaining a diabetic diet). I take it that cotton wool spots can take a couple years to dissipate. Yuck. I had a vitreous detachment a couple years ago and, although harmless, it wasn't fun.
Avatar m tn In studies including a significant number of diabetic patients [5,7] diabetes mellitus has also been associated with retinopathy. Furthermore, improvement of retinopathy is delayed in hypertensive and diabetic patients after ending treatment [7]. This relationship emphasizes that IFN-induced retinopathy can result from physiopathological mechanisms in common with other retinopathies related to microvascular abnormalities.
Avatar m tn Hypertension is a major factor that contributes to the development of the vascular complications of diabetes mellitus, which primarily include atherosclerosis, nephropathy, and retinopathy. The mechanism of the pathophysiological effects of hypertension lies at the cellular level in the blood vessel wall, which intimately involves the function and interaction of the endothelial and vascular smooth muscle cells.
1469903 tn?1286650297 In addition, missing doses of insulin is also an obvious risk factor for developing diabetic ketoacidosis. Urgent treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis involves the intravenous administration of fluid, electrolytes, and insulin, usually in a hospital intensive care unit. Dehydration can be very severe, and it is not unusual to need to replace 6-7 liters of fluid when a person presents in diabetic ketoacidosis. Antibiotics are given for infections.
Avatar n tn Fantastic strides have been made int he treatment of both dry and wet macular deneneration. Diabetic retinopathy has used to mean blindness and now is treated very successfully. Macular surgery was unknown two decades ago. Refractive surgery was unknown thirty years ago and has freed many from glasses. Contact lens have had startling developments to the present daily wear disposable CTLS. Botox has been used to treat blepharospasm and strabismus.
Avatar f tn Ophthalmological side effects of alpha interferon include retinal abnormalities such as retinal hemorrhages and cotton wool spots. These side effects arise more commonly in patients who are diabetic and hypersensitive. These side effects are reversible upon treatment completion or discontinuation. However, a few cases have been encountered where patients experienced acute visual loss.
190885 tn?1333029491 All patients should receive an eye examination at baseline. Patients with preexisting disorders (e.g. diabetic or hypertensive retinopathy) should receive periodic ophthalmologic exams during interferon alpha treatment. Any patient who develops ocular symptoms should receive a prompt and complete eye examination. Pegintron alpha 2b should be discontinued in patients who develop new or worsening ophthalmologic disorders..." www.spfiles.com/pipeg-intron.
233488 tn?1310696703 The findings of this study indicate that the utility values of floaters are equal to AMD and lower than diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. According to this study, floaters have lower utility values than mild angina, mild stroke, colon cancer, and asymptomatic HIV infection. This indicates that floaters have a significant negative impact on the quality of life as compared to ocular as well as systemic diseases.
Avatar n tn I was wondering whether you have experience with similar symptoms for patients who have had laser photocoagulation for retinal detachment or diabetic retinopathy or other conditions, who have experienced similar symptoms, and if so, how did you treat them or how were they able to mitigate the effects of those symptoms (I'm really hoping there is some sort of possibility to mitigate the effects of the symptoms because it is driving me nuts quite frankly). Thanks again...
3053632 tn?1340271285 In studies including a significant number of diabetic patients [5,7] diabetes mellitus has also been associated with retinopathy. Furthermore, improvement of retinopathy is delayed in hypertensive and diabetic patients after ending treatment [7]. This relationship emphasizes that IFN-induced retinopathy can result from physiopathological mechanisms in common with other retinopathies related to microvascular abnormalities.
220090 tn?1379170787 So, the Hep guy and the eye guys are in a conference now deciding if I should immediately stop treatment. In the end, I will make the final decision, should they decided to continue treatment. I will not continue unless the probability of SVR is high enough to justify the danger of losing eyesight: if the eye specialist thinks that is the case. The 24 week visit is a full physical with fasting required before the blood draw. I then took my riba dose and the last Telaprevir dose.
Avatar n tn If you are a diabetic, I would strongly encourage you to see a RETINA SPECIALIST, since there are many retinal conditions that are associated with diabetes -- collectively they are grouped under the name diabetic retinopathy. A retinal specialist is an ophthalmologist who has additional training in treating diseases and pathology of the retina.
Avatar m tn hello, my father is 58 years old, he is diabetic, and he has virus C. when he is exhausted, flash of light comes from his head to his shoulder, this lasts for 2 or 3 days every month, what do you think about this thing??
Avatar n tn I have been a type 1 diabetic for 34 years, and I was diagnosed long before the newest medicines and even before home glucose monitoring was possible. I have two grown and healthy children (I had the children as a diabetic on insulin), a loving husband, and a wonderful life with NO complications 34 years later. You are not necessarily doomed to the complications that you read about.
Avatar n tn During the last year he suffers from proteinuria in nephritic levels (up to 4 gr per day) and I know that the nephrologists are afraid of kidney biopsy (even though he doesn’t have diabetic retinopathy so it’s hard to blame the DM..) he was sent to a dermatologist first to try to make a skin biopsy and spare the kidney biopsy but then he had MI that was followed by pneumonia and his general health deteriorated.
Avatar n tn My blood sugar control has been up and down over the years, it was not so good when i was younger but since i was 15 it has been pretty well under control. I was wondering what some negative side effects of diabetes i may be experiencing or may encounter now that i am older? Thanks for your time.
Avatar n tn a 20 year old Diabetic has just undergone eye surgery to forestall damage to her retinas (both of them) caused by Diabetic Retinopathy. Treatment of IDDM For years, most diabetics have taken two and sometimes three injections a day of insulin to control their blood sugar levels and manage their diabetes. With this level of control it is almost impossible to maintain near normal blood sugar levels and the onset of long term complications is inevitable.