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What is calcium deposit on the retina? Is it dangerous? How

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What is calcium deposit on the retina? Is it dangerous? How might it happen?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 7 years ago.

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The blood in the tiny blood vessels of the eye can leak out fluid containing calcium into a layer of the retina if there is a retinal or choroidal abnormal condition, including inflammation, autoimmune connective tissue inflammatory condition (i.e. rheumatoid arthritis, sleroderma, system sclerosis), sarcoidosis, hypertension, diabetes, among others. In general, the retinal calcium deposit is harmless, and generally monitored routinely by the eye doctor, along with treating any associated condition.

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