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Hypertensive retinopathy and its treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXXX
User :   About 5 months ago
User :   About 5 months ago I noticed that when my eyes are almost closed, or it is dark, I experience a subtle strobing effect in my vision.
Doctor :   can you please explain what do you mean by strobing
User :   it is like a rhythmic, pulsating, effect which starts at the peripheral of my vision
User :   it is not a physical effect, only visual ... there is no pain
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What is your age and when do you started experiencing this?
User :   I am 28, this started 5 months ago...there has been no increase or decrease ... it only happens in certain light conditions
Doctor :   Is it disturbing your vision or sleep anyway?
User :   no ... it is not noticeable all the time ... the pulsating effect can be experienced only when light levels are low or my eyes are almost closed
User :   does not effect sleep in anyway
Doctor :   Did you undergo any procedure to your eyes before start of this new symptom
User :   no ... my last eye check up was in Octoer 2009
Doctor :   do you wear glassess or contacts?
Doctor :   contact lens?
User :   glasses ... -2.0 on both eyes
Doctor :   You are not explaining anything that seems worrisome
User :   my prescription also has this entry which I do not know what it means ...
Doctor :   What is it?
User :   K{8.20 / 8.20} VID 11.5
Doctor :   It is not very specific
User :   I think it has something to do with my retinal dimensions
Doctor :   I could not relate anythin with your history and what is written on your prescription
User :   I take some prescription medicine ... Coversyl 5.0mg (perindopril) & Seroxat 20mg (Paroextine)
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   These are for the high Blood pressure
User :   that's right
Doctor :   Is your blood pressure under control with this
User :   yes
User :   120 / 85
Doctor :   Good
Doctor :   With this I want to know if you are seeing your Ophthalmologist
Doctor :   about your regular check up
Doctor :   once a year
Doctor :   The K factor is about the Carotenoids in the retina
User :   not regularly no ... but I will schedule a check up if you recommend it
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   You need
Doctor :   Since you have a symptoms
Doctor :   now
Doctor :   Please get this done
Doctor :   if it is anything related
User :   ok
Doctor :   to the hypertensive retinopathy
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