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Macular degeneration with choroidal neovascularization complication - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
User :   my father is suffering from angiod streak with CNVM would u suggest any cure
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXXXXXX
User :   hello sir
Doctor :   May I ask you few questions
Doctor :   before we discuss about the problem
Doctor :   What is your father's age?
User :   49
User :   no sugar no bp
Doctor :   When was he detected with Choroid neovascularisation?
User :   15 days ago
User :   Is it a right decision to take Avastin
Doctor :   Avastin is the tested treatment choice for it
Doctor :   What is the test done before the diagnosis is made?
User :   florosence scan is there any risk?
Doctor :   Not really
Doctor :   But we have to stop the progression of the pathology
Doctor :   Avastin is oneof the choices
User :   how?
Doctor :   As it works by blocking a substance known as vascular endothelial growth factor or VEGF.
Doctor :   To explain you clearly about the problme
User :   what are the other choices
Doctor :   There is abnormally growing blood vessels because of macular degenereation
User :   cure????
Doctor :   Avastin blocks or inhibits VEGF helps prevent further growth of the blood vessels that the cancer needs to continue growing.
User :   about eye
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Choroid neovascularisation happens in the ey
Doctor :   eye
Doctor :   The definitive treatment is Laser photocoagulation of the growing blood vessels
User :   where we should take the injection in India
Doctor :   Or Injections
Doctor :   This procedures are done by a specialists called Vitreoretinal surgeons
Doctor :   I am not sure who is practising them regularly on their patients
Doctor :   But I am sure many of them would be doing the Laser photocoagulation
User :   is the desease is curable one
Doctor :   You should try to understand that the disease is mainly a macular degeneration
Doctor :   and the CNVM is a complication of it
User :   can it leads to blindness?
Doctor :   So macular degeneration is difficult to treat completely
Doctor :   Yes if the complications progresses with out early treatment with the either of the things I told you above, it can lead to blindness
User :   thank u sir Address please...
Doctor :   Do you want my address
User :   yes
Doctor :   XXXXXXXXX
User :   should we go to XXXXXXXXX?
Doctor :   All the advanced eye hospitals should be able to do them
Doctor :   like XXXXXXXX Netralaya,XXXXXXXX, XXXXXXXX Eye institute, XXXXXXXXX.
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX AAAAAAA institute of Opthalmic sciences
Doctor :   XXXXXXXXX
Doctor :   All depends on the comfortability of the treating Vitreoretinal surgeon
Doctor :   if he / she is able to inject
User :   what are the risks
Doctor :   Risks are not many, it only depends on the skill of the surgeon
Doctor :   Why are not taking the Laser photocoagulation which is been already practised ?\
User :   probability of cure?
Doctor :   *you
Doctor :   Macular degeneration is difficult to treat
Doctor :   however the CNVM complication of it certainly is
Doctor :   treatable 90%
User :   prevension from blindness??
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   When the complication is treated and followed up properly, the blindness is a remote thing
User :   if suppose thre is any reaction during treatement with avastin is thre any remady for it
Doctor :   I am sorry I have no idea about the finer details of the treatment with Avastin as I have no experience
User :   thank u sir for ure advice
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