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Dr. James, Board Certified Ophthalmologist
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My wife has CRVO and has limited vision in her right eye.

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My wife has CRVO and has limited vision in her right eye. She will be having a laser treatment next week. What is the latest treatment for this problem?
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Customer:

yes

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Thank you.

Dr. James :

What is your wife able to see out of that eye?
Does she have bleeding in the retina?
What procedure is planned?

Customer:

She can see some blurred objects and she has a film over her eye. She is supposed to see a retina specialist tomorrow and have a laser treatment.

Dr. James :

When was the last injection in her eye?

Customer:

Seven years ago she had two injections.

Dr. James :

Thank you.

Dr. James :

The treatment for CRVO has changed somewhat since 7 years ago.

Dr. James :

There are two problems with CRVO, swelling of the retina and growth of abnormal blood vessels.

Dr. James :

Treatment depends on what is causing the vision loss.

Dr. James :

There are newer medicines being injected to help reduce retinal swelling. The retina specialist may consider this treatment for her, with or without laser treatment.

Customer:

It is abnormal blood vessels causing the problem.

Dr. James :

Then the treatment may be a combination of injection and lasers.

Customer:

If that is the course of treatment,what would the side effects possibly be?

Dr. James :

Risk of the treamtent would be infection, worsening of the bleeding, or worsening of vision.

Customer:

Am I correct in assuming there is nothing that can be done in this situation. Her doctor said there are new treatments,but they aren't for her.

Dr. James :

What are the new treatments your doctor was suggesting?

Customer:

Just laser. She would not be a good candidate for any other treatments. Does this sound logical?

Dr. James :

Yes it sounds logical since the CRVO was many years ago.

Customer:

Thank you. I hate to give up on this problem.

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