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What is the treatment for retinal detachment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Feb-2014
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Doctor:How can I help?
User:Hi Doctor
User:Dear Doctor, A year back i had an injury to my left eye during diwali, a stone from a fire cracker came and hit my left eye, I am only siting in my house at that time not sure about the size and what particle hit. I live in London so i am back and consulted a doctor here and after one year of treatment there is not much of improvement in my vision. He then sent the report for a second opnion which i am enclosing here
User:How can i share the scanned copy of the docotors report
Doctor:You need to send the report at YYYY@YYYY
Doctor:And address it to my name:
User:just sent the attachment to the email address provided
Doctor:It will take a few minutes
User:i mentioned in subject " for the attention of "
Doctor:Yes I have informed the team
User:the doctor here said that it wont be blind eye as the peripheral vision will improve but i may not be able to read with that eye as there was a damage to the central part. but even the peripheral vision hasn't improved much, is there any treatment available that can help improve the vision
Doctor:I went through your reports
Doctor:I think you are already aware of the consequences of the condition
Doctor:This query is outside my specialty but I think there is not much available in allopathy to help with it
User:so what will be your suggestion Doctor
Doctor:Retinal detachment and other conditions of retina are usually hard to treat
Doctor:I think keeping the hopes alive is the best way to go
Doctor:Avoid any unnecessary medications in the hope of speedy recovery
User:currently i am using no medicines nor drops.
Doctor:Retinal detachment is mostly managed with surgery
User:it is cured, retina is now re attached
User:after the surgery
User:the vision has not improved as expected
Doctor:I understood that much from your report
Doctor:That is all that the doctors can do about it
User:also the following article ifrom BBC talks about vision impeovement. is this practicle and true
Doctor:let me see
User:thank you
Doctor:It is a newer form of therapy and has been tried on one type of eye condition
Doctor:It is still in research phase
Doctor:You can contact the doctors and check on latest reports about the treatment
User:finally i will request you to review it again and let me know if any thing can be done. I am only 32 and a software professional. hope you understand my worry
Doctor:Yes I understand your worry
User:Thanks for your support and please get back to me if have any update
User:it was mere bad luck, i was not in the scene of fireworks i am in sitting in my home, it came and hit my eye
User:bye now
User:Thank you
Doctor:I personally think that bad incidents should be forgotten
Doctor:I know they cause permanent effect
Doctor:Somethings that are not in our control, should be left alone
Doctor:and not get worried with
Doctor:Because if we try to treat them we may do more damage
Doctor:Everyone gets affected some way or other healthwise
Doctor:Most of these changes are permanent
User:true, with improving science i hope i will get my sight back some day
Doctor:Also just live your life
User:thanks for all you support and cooperation
Doctor:That is how this body goes down and a person finally dies
Doctor:Thanks for consulting
User:Thank you and bye now
Doctor:Let nature work
Doctor:Take care
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