Frequently Asked Questions

Diabetic Retinopathy

1. How will the medicine work on our eye?

The micro circulation in the blood vessels improves thereby leading to absorption of blood and swelling.

2. How many months do we have to continue the treatment?

Depending on the severity of disease medicines should be used for 4 to 5 months.

3. Do we have to go for laser treatment or injections simultaneously with this treatment?

No, there will be no need to do laser treatment.

4. How much vision improvement can we expect?

Depending on the severity of the disease result may vary from person to person. The original clarity will not be regained back if laser treatment is done as partly damage cells recover equally and totally damaged cells cannot be regained back. Moreover, the vision lost due to laser treatment i.e., loss of peripheral vision, night vision loss etc cannot be regained back.

5. Can we continue medication for Diabetics, Blood Pressure or other systemic disorders?

Yes, you can continue your treatment for other systemic diseases.

6. Are there any food restrictions for this medicine?

No, there are no specific diet restrictions for using this medicine. But, yes patient has to continue his diabetic diet.

7. Are there any side effects?

There are no major side effects for this treatment.

8. Will this medicine cure the disease or is it a symptomatic treatment?

Diabetic retinopathy is caused due to diabetes. It is a secondary complication of diabetes. After the treatment if you do not control your sugar levels there are chances of reoccurrence.

9. Can we continue doing exercises?

Heavy exercises like weight lifting, Yoga, Pranayam are contraindicated as the formed blood vessel is very weak and tends to bleed specially in PDR with NVE & NVD’s. Please follow instructions as your doctor advice.

10. Will I have to continue the medication life long?

After the treatment for every six months you have to undergo retinal evaluation. If your sugar levels are not in control you may have to use maintenance dosage.

Retinitis Pigmentosa

1. Whether night blindness is treated by your medication?

Normally, in RP the rods are destroyed first and then slowly the disease progresses to the cones. Rods are responsible for dim light vision and if the cells of rods are totally damage then it cannot improve and if the cells are partly damage they may improve.

2. Will my children have the same problem?

Yes, your children may also be affected by RP as it is an inherent disease but, not necessarily it may reflect in next generation.

3. How many months do we have to continue the treatment?

Initially for 4 to 5 months the treatment is done. After that for every 6 months retinal evaluation is done and maintenance dosage is continued for a month as it is a progressive disorder and to stabilize the retinal condition, maintenance dosage is given every half yearly.

4. Will the pigments reduce in Retina?

By this medication the formed bony corpuscles do not decrease but, it will prevent the pigments from future spread.

Glucomatons Optic Atrophy

1. Can I stop using drops for glaucoma?

Glaucoma is caused due to increase in intraocular pressure leading to Optic Atrophy and loss of vision. We can give medicine for the optic nerve and you need to continue the treatment for glaucoma.

2. Will this medicine work if my intra ocular pressure is not in control?

If your intraocular pressure is not in control optic atrophy aggravates leading to decrease in vision so, your intra ocular pressure should be in control.

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