Hi. I'm Dr. Rick and I have two decades of ophthalmology experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
Yes. While it is rare for this to happen with the current drugs used (avastin, lucentis, Eylea) it is possible
Was the "stroke" an artery or vein occlusion?
Is there any thing that can be done to restore sight
That is an excellent question and it all depends on how large the stroke was, the area of the retina involved, if the optic nerve was involved, etc.
I don;t know which it was
Ok. How long ago was the stroke?
About a year ago. He did not have a stoke.....the Dr. said he lost sight because of a mini stroke in the eye
Also, do you remember if the doctor called it a BRVO, BRAO, CRAO, CRVO, etc....?
No she did not give any details
I understand. The term "stroke" for a vascular event in the eye does not convey much information, although it is used a lot.
Well, since he is a year out from the event, I would not expect his vision to get any better at this point, nor for any treatment to improve his vision either.
I could get in touch with her and find out and get back with you
The retina is just like a piece of the brain. It does not do well with this type of injury.
Is there any other advise you can give me
If you could get a copy of his clinical notes I would be happy to review them for you in depth so you understand exactly what happened.
At this point, I do not think that anything can be done to improve his vision from this eye stroke.
Ok, I will try that and how do I get that to you
Just post your question like you did this one and say "for Dr. Rick". You can also request me when you list the question.
Does this make sense to you?
I thought I would have to send you his records in the mail or something
No. You can scan them into your computer, or take a picture of the notes with your cell phone, email them to yourself, then upload them to me using the paperclip on your screen.
But, as we discussed, I do not believe reviewing your records will allow me a way to improve your vision...but at least we could go over what happened etc.
Ok. We can close out this thread and I will look forward to reviewing your notes when they become available. Have a good evening.
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