Cone dystrophy

Below you will find more information about Cone dystrophy from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Cone dystrophy it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Cone dystrophy and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Cone dystrophy comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Cone dystrophy is categorized as a genetic form of blindness which typically results in the impairment of the patient's photoreceptor cone cells, which is an essential part of the human vision.

Diagnosis

The symptoms of this condition are the primary basis for doctor's diagnosis. The Eye examination results and medical history of the patient will also be used as primary references in coming up with a definitive diagnosis.

Treatment

Sadly, there is no existing conventional treatment for this medical condition. However, there are a number of introduced complementary medications that is believed to help people manage loss of sight. This includes omega-3 fish oils and CoQ10 medications.

Symptoms and Signs

Among the most common indicators of cone dystrophy include the progressive constriction of the person's peripheral vision, sensitivity to bright lights as well as marked inability to distinguish color differences. Visual acuity may also gradually deteriorate as well as evidence of dystrophy in the eye pigment epithelium.

Causes

There are a number of medical causes that is associated to this medical condition including hypertension, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, papilledema, cholesterol emboli, macular degeneration, pigmented crescent, retinal detachment, optic atrophy, retinal hemorrhage, lipemia retinalis, chorioretinal exudates and angioid streaks

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