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My hussband is experiencing distortion in his sight...he sees

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My hussband is experiencing distortion in his sight...he sees a straight line that has an elevation in the middle. He has diabetes, had 3 angioplasties,kidney stones and consumes moderate alcohol daily. He is well managed for all of his medical disesases. This sysmptom appeared 2 days ago...Can you help??

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Hello, Welcome to Just Answer

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Are you available for chat now?

Dr. A.S. Desai :

In which eye is the straight line visible?

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Is it more like a floater? Does the line remain fixed in his vision or does it move as the eye moves?

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Apart from this line, any other eye symptom such as reduced vision/flash of light?

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Could you please reply to these queries as it would help to give an appropriate answer? Are you there?

JACUSTOMER-x140z6qf- :

yes

JACUSTOMER-x140z6qf- :

yes

JACUSTOMER-x140z6qf- :

yes right eye,not a floater, no it moves as you move eye left to right , bump travels along the line,no other symptoms

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Ok

JACUSTOMER-x140z6qf- :

Have you finished your answer?

Dr. A.S. Desai :

A sudden onset of distorted vision especially in a diabetic individual raises a suspicion of a maculopathy. It needs to be confirmed by some eye tests such as fundus exam( dilated pupil exam) to view the retina and macula( most important seeing area of the retina), fluorescein angiography( a kind of dye test which helps to detect the exact cause for the distorted vision). Once confirmed, diabetic maculopathy can be treated with grid green laser treatment.

JACUSTOMER-x140z6qf- :

Is this condition consistent with fluid under the retina?

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Yes it is also referred as fluid under the retina.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

It is usually a kind of macular edema.

JACUSTOMER-x140z6qf- :

It is an emergency situation?

Dr. A.S. Desai :

No, but early intervention is better for an early recovery( but not a condition to rush to the ER).

JACUSTOMER-x140z6qf- :

Can you recommend an opthomologist in the Frederick area who specializes in this condition

Dr. A.S. Desai :

I'll check out in a few minutes.

JACUSTOMER-x140z6qf- :

Thanks

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JACUSTOMER-x140z6qf- :

Are these all of the referrals?

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JACUSTOMER-x140z6qf- :

You are terrific

Dr. A.S. Desai :

In the search there are many other ophthalmologists but they are of other sub-specialisties.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

I've sent across only those who are well verse in all sub-specialities ( comprehensive ophthalmology). As your condition is more of medical retina with treatment with lasers probably, one of them can help. If not , you will be referred to a retina specialist( but none found near your place).

JACUSTOMER-x140z6qf- :

Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX referrals and your answers. I am much more comfortable about his condition after chatting with you. Have a nice weekend and a Joyous Holiday....

Dr. A.S. Desai :

You are welcome.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Thank you and best wishes

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Dr. A.S. Desai :

Thank you for being so patient and co-operative throughout the chat session.

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