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Disorder of the Vitreous Body

Vitreous Disorder


Presentation

  • Presents a more streamlined format to the printed text to help you focus on the clinically actionable information you need everyday.[books.google.com]
  • Presenile cataracts, nystagmus, and strabismus are sometimes present. Some patients have normal vision but others have a severe reduction in acuity, even blindness.[disorders.eyes.arizona.edu]
  • If a uveitis is present for a long time, the inflammation can cause other problems such as glaucoma and cataracts. It is therefore important that the uveitis be controlled.[coopereyecare.com]
  • Reflex iTrack Surgical System Ultra Q Ultra Q Reflex Integre Pro Integre Pro Scan Eye Prime Eye One Eye Cubed 2RT Conditions Overview Glaucoma Floaters Diabetic Retinopathy Age-Related Macular Degeneration Investors ASX Announcements Annual Reports Presentations[ellex.com]
  • The condition can affect patients of any age group, present with a variety of visual symptoms, affect one or both eyes, and have an acute or chronic course.[dvra.net]
Pseudotumor
  • Encyclopedia) Eye redness (Medical Encyclopedia) Fluorescein angiography (Medical Encyclopedia) Fluorescein eye stain (Medical Encyclopedia) Heterochromia (Medical Encyclopedia) Ophthalmoscopy (Medical Encyclopedia) Orbit CT scan (Medical Encyclopedia) Orbital pseudotumor[icdlist.com]
Hyperpigmentation
Progressive Hearing Loss
  • The disease is accompanied by mental retardation and progressive hearing loss. Degenerative diseases of the vitreous body.[eurodoctor.ucoz.com]
Vitreous Floaters
  • For some people, however, vitreous floaters may be more significant. For a minority of individuals vitreous floaters interfere with their ability to perform certain functions of daily life.[retinaspecialistsmd.com]
  • If a person sees vitreous floaters ever since, they are probably the remains of organic fibers, that were established in the embryonic period.[sgoem.ch]
  • This can cause vitreous floaters. The aqueous humor, the fluid in the front part of the eye, is continuously replenished. However, the gel in the vitreous body is not.[webrn-maculardegeneration.com]
  • An example of an evolving indication for vitrectomy surgery is large vitreous floaters, usually in patients with a previous posterior vitreous detachment.[jlgh.org]

Workup

  • If an underlying disease is suspected to be responsible for the inflammation, a medical workup may be initiated in order to isolate the cause. In many cases a cause cannot be identified despite a thorough investigation.[dvra.net]

Treatment

  • Treatment Treatment Options: No prophylactic treatment has been reported but patients need lifelong monitoring to detect and treat glaucoma, retinal neovascularization, and detachments.[disorders.eyes.arizona.edu]
  • Treatment for uveitis requires steroids to suppress the inflammation. Often, dilating drops are used to quiet the inflammation and make the eye more comfortable. The length of treatment varies from patient to patient.[coopereyecare.com]
  • Different Treatment Options The treatment options for those who suffer from diabetic retinopathy include intraocular corticosteroids injected under topical anesthesia.[ic.steadyhealth.com]
  • Helps you make optimal use of the newest drug therapies, including Anti-VEGF treatment for wet ARMD and bevacizumab treatment for complications of diabetes.[books.google.com]
  • Treatment How are floaters treated? For people who have floaters that are simply annoying, no treatment is recommended. On rare occasions, floaters can be so dense and numerous that they significantly affect vision.[insightoptom.com.au]

Prognosis

  • Hunyor, MD Treatment and prognosis There are currently 3 main options for treating VMT syndrome. Watchful waiting and regular monitoring with OCT is often used for patients whose symptoms do not warrant active intervention.[asrs.org]
  • Diabetic patients with well controlled blood sugar and diabetes management generally enjoy a better visual prognosis.[ufhealthjax.org]
  • The outlook (prognosis) in vitreous haemorrhage depends both on the cause and on the severity.[patient.info]
  • VITREOUS OPACITIESPERSISTENT HYPERPLASTIC PRIMARY VITREOUSTreatment pars plana lensectomy excision of the membranes with anterior vitrectomy visual prognosis is poor 22.[slideshare.net]
  • In addition to being a more involved procedure that often warrants going to the operating room, the prognosis may be worse depending on the detachment's severity.[webeye.ophth.uiowa.edu]

Etiology

  • Update: 12/22/2002. 3pp. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/print/ency/article/001005.htm Pars Planitis: A Syndrome of Unknown Etiology or a Clinical Picture of Multiple Etiologies.[rarediseases.org]
  • Byramji A, Cains G, Gilbert JD, Byard RW (2008) Hyponatremia at autopsy: an analysis of etiologic mechanisms and their possible significance.Forensic Sci Med Pathol 4: 149-152.[omicsonline.org]

Epidemiology

  • Pars planitis: epidemiology, treatment, and association with multiple sclerosis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2001;9:93-102. Guest S, Funkhouser E, Lightman S. Pars planitis: a comparison of childhood onset and adult onset disease.[rarediseases.org]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Pathophysiology

  • The first step to preventing any disease state requires understanding its pathophysiology. Unfortunately, our current knowledge does not adequately explain what leads to vitreous liquefaction. There are, however, many hypotheses.[retinatoday.com]
  • Our understanding of the pathobiology and pathophysiology of vitreoretinal diseases combined with technological advancements in instrumentation for vitreoretinal surgery has led to many new indications for vitrectomy surgery since the technique was first[jlgh.org]
  • Bito LZ (1977) The physiology and pathophysiology of intraocular fluids.Exp Eye Res 25 Suppl: 273-289.[omicsonline.org]

Prevention

  • Early detection and treatment could prevent vision loss. See an eye care professional right away if you have a sudden change in vision, if everything looks dim, or if you see flashes of light.[icdlist.com]
  • Treatment for vitritis requires steroid to control the inflammation and sometimes dilating drops to either make the eye more comfortable or to prevent other complications. The dosage and length of time of treatment varies from patient to patient.[coopereyecare.com]
  • If we could prevent vitreous liquefaction, and consequently prevent many age-related ocular diseases, then perhaps we could all retain the healthy eyes we had in our youth. n Nancy M.[retinatoday.com]
  • How is vitreous haemorrhage prevented? Prevention of vitreous haemorrhage involves preventing the underlying causes.[patient.info]
  • Aspirin is commonly used to prevent the artery from becoming blocked again.[eye.uci.edu]

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