Hemoglobinopathy Retinopathy Questions & Answers

Updated: Sep 03, 2019
  • Author: Brian A Phillpotts, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

When was hemoglobinopathy retinopathy first identified?

What is the pathophysiology of hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

What is the prevalence of hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

What is the morbidity and mortality associated with hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

What are the racial predilections of hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

What are the sexual predilections of hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

What is the prognosis of hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

What is included in patient education about hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

Which eye exam findings are characteristic of hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

Which retinal findings are characteristic of hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

Which optic disc findings are characteristic of hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

Which macular findings are characteristic of hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

Which nonproliferative retinal changes are characteristic of hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

Which physical findings are characteristic of proliferative sickle retinopathy?

What are the possible complications of hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Hemoglobinopathy Retinopathy?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

What is the role of fluorescein angiography in the workup of hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

Treatment

Which specialists treat hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

What is the role of laser photocoagulation in the treatment of hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

What is the role of scatter photocoagulation in the treatment of hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

What is the role of feeder vessel photocoagulation in the treatment of hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

What is the role of retinal cryotherapy in the treatment of hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

What is the role of vitrectomy in the treatment of hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

When is inpatient care indicated for the treatment of hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Hemoglobinopathy Retinopathy?

Which medications in the drug class Hemostatic agents are used in the treatment of Hemoglobinopathy Retinopathy?