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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Vision and Eye Disorders
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   hwo can i help you
User :   hi
Doctor :   Yes xxxx
User :   Yes ,,, I Have a problem
Doctor :   carry on
User :   where are u from Doctor
User :   I have RP
User :   that is retinitis pigmentosa
User :   Doctor ru there
Doctor :   I am from Bangalore
User :   I am in xxxx,,,
User :   I cannot see in dark
Doctor :   What are the other problems
User :   as I have Retinitis pigmentosa
User :   from few days I am having a problem of anxiety
User :   and which increasing day by day ,,
Doctor :   Ok
User :   sometime I feel some kind of blurring of vision
Doctor :   Ok
User :   severe headaches
Doctor :   Does it run in your family
User :   yes from my maternal side
Doctor :   When was it diagnosed?
User :   my mom have this problem ,,,
User :   at the age of 6
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What else problems do you have
User :   Doctors did my ,,,, LAb investigations,,,,
User :   Sorry I have epilepsy as well ,,, from 5 years
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--
Age: ; Occupation: ; Location: ; Marital Status:
User :   I have got report just 1 hour back
User :   ok I am recently got married ... age is 31 years and I have my own business xxxx
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Did the doctors warn your mother after her disease expected for her children to get the tests done
User :   do u want me to give the lab report results ,,,
Doctor :   Yes
User :   actually doctor RP is heredity disorder I have study it ,,, as my mom got married with my father whose not a family relative of my mom ,,, so they think that this disease may not occur in his children ,,,
User :   but as a rare case I have got this too ,,,
Doctor :   Ok
User :   well I know ,,,, much abt it ,, but the problems is developing now a days would be ,,, bit alarming for me ,,
User :   Doctors did this Serum Anti DNA ,,,, Urea ,, etc
Doctor :   What I can say is you should have got the diagnosis
Doctor :   early
User :   I have this report in my hand
Doctor :   and took on the VItamin A supplements early
Doctor :   It would have delayed the progression
User :   ok
User :   progression of what
Doctor :   Usually if the parent has the disease the children should be under the constant check with retina specialist
User :   hmm
Doctor :   See there is degeneration of retina where teh image o fthe eye is falled
Doctor :   this degeneration is dyanmic
User :   yes i know ,,,
Doctor :   Usually with out treatment the person gets blind by 40
User :   hmm as my mom become almost blind ,,,
User :   Doctor would u mind telling me ur name
Doctor :   I am Dr xxxx
User :   Dr xxxx ,,,, now I have 642 Serum anti DNA ,,
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I dont know what is it
User :   this is seems to be new for me ,,
User :   I will visit my doctor by tommorow ,,,
Doctor :   Ok
User :   can u help reducing my worry in telling me abt it ,,,
Doctor :   Serum anti DNA is antibody against yoiur own DNA
User :   ok ,,, hmm
Doctor :   It helps to know about the progniosis and is a scaling factor too
Doctor :   on which the treatment depends
User :   ok ,, hmm
Doctor :   Still lot of work is pending for RP
User :   SO , what I need after this report
Doctor :   and treatment is presently VIt A only
Doctor :   If the stem cell research clicks and paves way for many uncurable diseases like RP
Doctor :   At the most the doctor shall put you on VIt A and some antioxidants
Doctor :   and you should keep attending the retina specialist
User :   Hmm I usually visit my EYE specialist once in a six months
Doctor :   Actually RP also has some assosciations
Doctor :   and it is part of many syndromes
Doctor :   So once yu are diagnosed with RP the complete health plan is taken up and
Doctor :   rule out other disease assosciations
Doctor :   That would be the next treatment plan
User :   So what I have to do ,,, now
Doctor :   See the doctor as scheduled tommorrow he wil give you a better picture
Doctor :   HOw was it dianosed?
User :   But for today can u help me ,,, giving some comments on my Serum anti DNA
User :   which high or normal or below ,, I dont know
Doctor :   Nothing much can be explained baout anti DNA
Doctor :   In fact it is raised in many diseases
Doctor :   So it is not specific for RP
User :   like ,,
Doctor :   SLE
Doctor :   Rheumatoid arthritis
Doctor :   Sjogrens syndrome
User :   hmm ,,,
User :   so i can have this ,,,, i mean one of it
User :   I think this will add score to my diseases ,,,
Doctor :   It is not that the cmmn syndrome with RP are
Doctor :   Freiederich ataxia
Doctor :   Mucopolysacchariossis
Doctor :   Laurens moon syndrome
Doctor :   Ushers synd
Doctor :   Etc
Doctor :   It could also be isolated
User :   hmm ,, I will study all these diseases today internet mmm ,,
User :   well Thankyou ,,, it is definately a great help you guys are doing ,,

Doctor :   Ok '
Doctor :   bye
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