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Retinal Conditions – 3 Most Common Misdiagnosis Instances - Arohi Eye Hospital


While the best retina specialist in Mumbai will always strive to identify the precise condition of every patient’s eye, there are instances when one condition may be misinterpreted for another due to minute differences. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Retinal Conditions – 3 Most Common Misdiagnosis Instances - Arohi Eye Hospital

Retinal Conditions 3 Most Common Misdiagnosis
Instances Arohi Eye
  • Medical misdiagnosis we may have heard a lot
    about this, and may also have cursed the medical
    industry or practitioners for it, if we would be
    a victim. But, we must understand that none of
    this is done intentionally. There are many
    medical conditions that mimic one another in
    terms of symptoms, which is why the confusion or
    misunderstanding arises. For example, if we look
    at the current scenario across the world, there
    is so much confusion about distinguishing the
    coronavirus from other similar infections like
    flu, cold, and seasonal allergies. Even if one
    coughs or sneezes due to a common allergy, he is
    suspected to be a victim of coronavirus.

Same is the case with retinal conditions. There
are many conditions that have similar symptoms,
which is why one condition is misunderstood for
another. In fact, there are certain conditions
that are overlooked by even the most
sophisticated diagnostic equipment. But, that
doesnt mean that healthcare providers arent
doing their job well. Doctors are always trying
their best to come up to accurate conclusions
about their patients health. Just like the
best retina specialist in Mumbai at Arohi Eye
Hospital is always striving to identify the most
accurate condition of every patient, and provide
them with the most precise treatments. However,
let us look at the 3 most common retinal
conditions that may be misdiagnosed. Macular
hole versus lamellar macular hole Macular hole
is a condition in which there is a small break or
hole in the macula located in the center of the
eyes light-sensitive tissue called the retina,
which otherwise provides for sharp central
vision that is required for reading, driving, and
seeing fine detail. Macular hole is generally
misdiagnosed for lamellar macular hole, which is
actually less severe. The lamellar macular hole
generally affects only one layer of the macula,
while macular hole affects all the layers in the
retina. Lamella macular hole may not require any
surgery, but a macular hole definitely requires a
surgery to be corrected. Central retinal vein
occlusion versus diabetic retinopathy Central
retinal vein occlusion is a condition in which
small blots or haemorrhages may appear in all
four quadrants of the eye. But, this is also a
symptom of diabetic retinopathy, which is why the
two conditions may be confused. Apart from this,
both the conditions can also cause macular
edema, which is visually significant during an
eye examination. It is only the presence of disc
edema and venous tortuosity in the eye that
indicates central retinal vein occlusion instead
of diabetic retinopathy, which can be diagnosed
by a professional retina specialist.
Peripheral retinoschisis versus retinal
detachment Peripheral retinoschisis often gets
misdiagnosed as retinal detachment, as both the
conditions involve the elevation of the retina.
The difference between both the conditions is
that peripheral retinoschisis brings white dots
on the retina, and a particular shape and
thickness of the retina. It is important to make
the right diagnosis because while peripheral
retinoschisis requires no surgery, retinal
detachment definitely requires
immediate surgery to prevent vision loss. For mor
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