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Could an injection in the eye by an Ophthalmoligist for macular

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Could an injection in the eye by an Ophthalmoligist for macular degeneration cause an eye mini stroke

Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm Dr. Rick and I have two decades of ophthalmology experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

Yes. While it is rare for this to happen with the current drugs used (avastin, lucentis, Eylea) it is possible

Dr. Rick :

Was the "stroke" an artery or vein occlusion?

Customer:

Is there any thing that can be done to restore sight

Dr. Rick :

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.

Customer:

I don;t know which it was

Dr. Rick :

Ok. How long ago was the stroke?

Customer:

About a year ago. He did not have a stoke.....the Dr. said he lost sight because of a mini stroke in the eye

Dr. Rick :

Also, do you remember if the doctor called it a BRVO, BRAO, CRAO, CRVO, etc....?

Customer:

No she did not give any details

Dr. Rick :

I understand. The term "stroke" for a vascular event in the eye does not convey much information, although it is used a lot.

Dr. Rick :

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.

Customer:

I could get in touch with her and find out and get back with you

Dr. Rick :

The retina is just like a piece of the brain. It does not do well with this type of injury.

Customer:

Is there any other advise you can give me

Dr. Rick :

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.

Dr. Rick :

At this point, I do not think that anything can be done to improve his vision from this eye stroke.

Customer:

Ok, I will try that and how do I get that to you

Dr. Rick :

Just post your question like you did this one and say "for Dr. Rick". You can also request me when you list the question.

Dr. Rick :

Does this make sense to you?

Customer:

I thought I would have to send you his records in the mail or something

Dr. Rick :

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.

Customer:

ok

Dr. Rick :

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.

Customer:

ok

Dr. Rick :

Ok. We can close out this thread and I will look forward to reviewing your notes when they become available. Have a good evening.

Dr. Rick :

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Dr. Rick MD FACS

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