Retinal Degeneration

Below you will find more information about Retinal Degeneration from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Retinal Degeneration 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 Retinal Degeneration 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 Retinal Degeneration comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Retinal degeneration refers to the deterioration of the retinal tissue. The degeneration of the retina may occur as a consequence of a number of factors, including vein or artery occlusion, diabetic retinopathy, and hereditary RLF/ROP disease, among others. Several types of progressive retinal degeneration exist in varying degrees or severities. Examples are retinoschisis, retinitis pigmentosa, lattic degeneration, and macular degeneration.

Treatment

Treatment for retinal degeneration varies depending on the cause, symptoms, effects, or type of specific degeneration. Affected individuals may be required to wear a range of optical aids and use controlled illumination mechanisms. Children diagnosed with retinal degeneration should receive constant ophthalmological care and monitored regularly, especially because retinal detachments are a distinct possibility.

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