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Loss of vision due to central retinal artery occlusion. Have hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Treatment options?

Is there any hope for my husband who saturday nite had lost complete vision in his right eye. They said it is central retinal artery occlusion. He is 55 and has hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy . He was only diagnosed with this September of this year. Until September he had been completely healthy and never even went to doctor for flu , cold etc.
Asked On : Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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Thanks for you question. Unfortunately there are no treatment options available that will restore vision in that eye. Once the retina is deprived of its blood supply the cells do not regenerate.

The only treatments available are for immediately after the event has occurred (within a few hours) which can occasionally restore vision.

The key thing for your husband is to ensure a similar thing does not happen to his other eye by managing his cardiovascular risk factors. You will need to discuss these with his cardiologist or family doctor to ensure he is on the correct preventative medications e.g. for blood pressure and cholesterol.

Answered: Sat, 13 Jul 2013
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