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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am 67.5 years of age in good health, but in 6 months my left eye has lost some vision that cannot be corrected with lenses. Recent pictures of my left retinal show a thinning in progress.
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   I am Dr xxx here
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when did you got your eyes tested ?
Doctor :   are you there
User :   6months ago for glasses. just 2 days ago tested again with the loss of vision
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and what did the report mention ?
User :   doctor wants me back in 1.5 months to check eye again. He states I have a thinning of the left retinal
Doctor :   do you have diabetes or high blood pressure ?
User :   hbp, but very well controlled at 135/75
Doctor :   thats good
Doctor :   and your right eye is completely normal ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   also your doctor had not advised you for laser treatment ?
User :   no
Doctor :   well i would advise the same as per your eye doctor that you do need constant physical examination of eye every 1. to 2 months
User :   can you tell me what can cause this and how serious
Doctor :   as there is no proper conventional treatment and not every one is suited for surgery
User :   I cannot read anymore typing out of space
Doctor :   its cause is not well understood
Doctor :   but its not a serious condition
Doctor :   and it can stop progressing too
User :   could I lose my eye sight soon
Doctor :   no the progression of this condition is very slow .. but one is required to have regular eye examination
User :   thank you
Doctor :   your welcome
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