Treatment Of CRAO (central Retinal Artery Occlusion) Disease?
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CRAO has a long central retinal artery occlusion, or a sudden blockage of blood flow in the arteries of the retina. The patient will experience symptoms of sudden blindness without complaints of pain which can worsen if not treated immediately. The reason is because of blood clots or cholesterol in the retinal blood vessels. The most common risk factors for this condition are old age, history of high blood pressure, history of glaucoma, or history of diabetes.
This condition is an emergency case in the field of eye health, and is likened to a case of a stroke in the eye. The treatment of CRAO is similar to a stroke, where the doctor will treat the acute condition with drugs and other medical measures such as hyperbaric therapy, identifying the location of arteries blocked, and efforts to prevent recurrent blockages. If when diagnosed vision is not too bad and then immediately get treatment, then the possibility of recovery will be better. Treatment in acute conditions is best done at least before the first 8 hours after the incident. However, since since the diagnosis of vision has greatly decreased, the possibility of vision can be improved relatively small.
The possibility of other eyes also experiencing CRAO still exists, so it needs prevention efforts by patients themselves by adopting a healthy lifestyle, such as:
1. Maintain ideal body weight
2. Eat nutritious and healthy food
3. Regular exercise
4. Do not smoke
5. Control blood sugar if you have a history of diabetes
Make further consultations with an eye specialist to get further therapy.
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