The "Top Ten" of retinal emergencies is completed today. Topping the list is a type of retinal detachment. Cataract surgery can also lead to relative emergent situations. Remember, losing vision, from whatever cause, can be an "emergency."
Bleeding occurs commonly in diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. Many patients are taking blood thinners for other reasons. When bleeding occurs in the eye, do you need to stop your medicines?
Patients use the Internet searching for health information. Doctors are afraid to provide information confusing this with medical advice. Doctors could use the Internet to provide credible sources of information.