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Old 04-20-2012, 08:43 AM   #1
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chorioretinal scar

37 yr old female. went for my first eye exam that they dilated my eyes last July. Have been wearing glasses since I was 11. The dr said I have a chorioretinal scar. She said I most likely was born with it. The only thing i see is a little black dot. And not all the time. Only in certain light. Not sure if this is it. Other than that, she said because of this defect, all my eye exams should be covered under my medical insurance vs my eye insurance.

My vision has not changed in the last 8 years. Same prescription and i get my eyes checked every 2 years.

Do you think i should be worried? Everything i have read does not say anything about being born with this. And some say it leads to macular degeneration.

Let me know what you guys think.

 
Old 04-26-2012, 10:56 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone been diagnosed with retinal scars?

I have retinal scars due to histoplamosis. It affects your central sight. I have central scatoma in rt eye an paracentral scatoma in lft eye. I could always tell before my dr that my disease was active again due to waviness. If you have wavy vision i would suggest you see a retinalogist. Histo retinapathy is very similar to macular degeneration. If you see wavy lines or any waviness at all i would suggest you get it checked out by retinal specialist. Not an opthamologist. They have treatments now that they didnt have when i was first diagnosed. Unfortunately for me lazer surgery was the only treatment which damages/scars the retina as well. Ask dr for amslar grid to check often to be sure your not losing vision.

 
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:21 AM   #3
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Re: Anyone been diagnosed with retinal scars?

May I ask you correct diagnoses? It has to be the name for it.
Just yesterday I was diagnosed with something called EPIRETINAL MEMBRANES FIBROSIS.
I had my eye exam 8 month ago and had 20/20 vision at age 55. All of a sudden, about 3 month ago I got problems with my left eye: blurry, I cant watch TV or read with it, I use only right eye, covering the left one and poor right eye gets tired and becomes blurry too.
I was told that nobody knows where it coming from; I never been on a sun or used tanning salons, know better than that.
Since I have it pretty severe, I many need surgery to correct it, but surgery has high risks for infections, cataracts, etc. and if it fixes the problem, no more than 50% though which for me not good enough...

I hope I answered some of your questions.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:48 AM   #4
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Re: Anyone been diagnosed with retinal scars?

My diagnosis used to be referred to as Histplasmosis Syndrome of the eyes. But it has also beencalled Occular Histoplasmosis and more recently Histoplasmosis Retinopathy. It used to be very rare but not so much anymore. You may want to consider if your city, state offers assistance for the blind. Dept of Human Services or the like will have list of resources as should your dr.

 
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Re: Anyone been diagnosed with retinal scars?

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My diagnosis used to be referred to as Histplasmosis Syndrome of the eyes. But it has also beencalled Occular Histoplasmosis and more recently Histoplasmosis Retinopathy. It used to be very rare but not so much anymore. You may want to consider if your city, state offers assistance for the blind. Dept of Human Services or the like will have list of resources as should your dr.
Also histoplasmosis is causd by fungus in soil called histoplasma capsulatum. Used to be prevalent in Mississippi Valley area. Now, however, it is in most states.

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