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What treatment can be taken for low vision in the eye that has been affected by the drugs used for treatment of tubercular synovities ?

My mother aged 71yr. is having low vision/ blurred vision . As per opthomologisit Right eye is afftected with CRVO there is no possibility of gain vision where is left eye is also having low vision, but it is not having affect. About, past history, she is under treatment of tuburculor synovities and treatment of antitubculour is continued from last 8 months. Doctors are doubting that, left eye is affected drug induced. But they are not at any concurrences for further treatment. Please advise.
Fri, 20 Jan 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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Ethambutol is known to cause vision disturbance. The first change is problem in coloured vision especially green colour. There may also be eye pain, blurring of vision. If she has such problem she needs to contact her Ophthalmologist and Orthopaedician. The drug may be stopped and others continued as required. She needs monitoring by her Ophthalmologist to look for signs of optic neuritis.
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Ophthalmologist Dr. Mahesh Agrawal's  Response
Hi Mr Pandey
As informed to u by my collegue Dr Malhotra, u need to give history of ur mother.
U also have to tell us that CRVO is old/ fresh attack? In both codition she may require laser treatment. She requires detail blood investigations also.
Better to consult the Retina specialist in ur city
Good luck and best wishes for ur mother
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Ophthalmologist Dr. Manish Malhotra's  Response
As far as your mother is concerned , you need to give complete history , at the age of 71 has she undergone cataract surgery , if yes then what was the vision in the left eye before anti tubercular treatment was started , because if the vision was good in the left eye before ATT was started then yes the cause of visual acuity drop can be because of the ATT in her case , as narrated by you that she has low vision in the left eye checking of color vision would not be possible in hr case , so see your old records n get back to me
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