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Follow-up s/p laser for retinal tear?

Discussion in 'Ophthalmology: Eye Physicians & Surgeons' started by GoBlue02, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. GoBlue02

    GoBlue02 Junior Member
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    Hey,

    My friend's 55yo mother just had a retinal tear treated with laser and the doctor sent her home with no information or f/u plan. She is now freaking out about what she can or can't do, what constitutes an emergency, whether the floaters she is seeing after the laser are normal. I am afraid to offer her info because I don't want to tell her something that may be wrong. Can anyone (who is sure of this...not a med student) provide me with some good info for her?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. PDT4CNV

    PDT4CNV Physician/Surgeon
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    She should call her ophthalmologist if she has questions. But you bring up an interesting controversy regarding the treatment of retinal tears. I always refer back to table 2 from an article in Ophthalmology vol 107, 1 Jan 2000, pg. 12-16 titled "Evidence based analysis of prophylactic treatment of asymptomatic retinal breaks and lattice dengeration."

    There was a follow-up letter to the editor on pg 217-218 in Feb 2002.
     

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