I developed a scotoma in my right eye three years ago which got smaller but never went away. Evidence of focal pigment epithial detachment with associated focal retinal hemorrhages OD and posterior vitreous detachment OU was found. No treatment was recommended at that time because I have good vision . The cause was never determined. I recently developed a scotoma in my left eye. Is there something I can do to prevent this from ocurring again? What about possible cause?
Reticnal pigmented epithelial detachments RPED are very common and generally due to age in the layers of the back of the eye. They need to be watched very carefully as choroidal neovascular membranes often develop under them and can cause loss of central vision.
It is imperative that you see a retina Eye MD ASAP to examine that eye and be sure that there is no CNV in this new lesion.
There is some evidence that CNV may be more common in smokers, people eating high fat diets and people that are obese (not overweight but >40 lbs over ideal body weight).
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