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What is your wife able to see out of that eye?Does she have bleeding in the retina?What procedure is planned?
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.
When was the last injection in her eye?
Seven years ago she had two injections.
The treatment for CRVO has changed somewhat since 7 years ago.
There are two problems with CRVO, swelling of the retina and growth of abnormal blood vessels.
Treatment depends on what is causing the vision loss.
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.
It is abnormal blood vessels causing the problem.
Then the treatment may be a combination of injection and lasers.
If that is the course of treatment,what would the side effects possibly be?
Risk of the treamtent would be infection, worsening of the bleeding, or worsening of vision.
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.
What are the new treatments your doctor was suggesting?
Just laser. She would not be a good candidate for any other treatments. Does this sound logical?
Yes it sounds logical since the CRVO was many years ago.
Thank you. I hate to give up on this problem.
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