So I was just diagnosed with Choroidal Folds in my right eye

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  1. BengalBacker

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    I've had glaucoma for a few years, eye drops twice a day, go to my ophthalmologist every 4 months for a checkup, run tests. When I went in Wednesday one of the tests shows that I have Choroidal Folds in my right eye. He's sending me to a retina specialist Wednesday. A google search doesn't tell me a lot, I don't know what the hell they're talking about in most of the results, too technical, but they all mention tumor as a possible cause. I already have early stage prostate cancer, so the hits just keep on coming.

    Anyone know anything about this particular problem?
     
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  2. B C

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    Oh man, very sorry to hear that. Hopefully, it is nothing serious and not a tumor causing it.
     

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    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    Prayers for fast and effective treatment.

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    Thanks, I don't know how worried to be so I'm just trying not to think too much about it. I guess I'll find out more Wednesday.
     
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  5. Gray Dood

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    God bless and good luck on both your diagnosis and prognosis.
     
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    I have no idea what that is.. but I will be praying for you to have the best possible results to your medical problems..
     
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    Out of my wheelhouse, prayers for a good outcome for all your conditions and continued strength.
     
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    Prayers sent for quick and complete healing. tom.
     
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    No idea about that but I wish you the best of luck in getting it treated.
     
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    I'm not familiar with that condition, but sending prayers your way for a painless recovery.
     
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    Sorry to hear. Good thoughts sent.
     
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    Good luck with your treatment and outcome. Our 38 year old son has had repeated problems with an infection in his right eye. Swells up, hospitalized, throw antibiotics and steroids at it, gets discharged. This has happened several times. Many eye doctors. Son is fine now, keeping fingers crossed. Good luck to you.
     
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    I'm not in any way close to being a doctor, but I looked at google to see if I could find anything. You are right that there are no simplistic summaries out there.

    The best link I could find in a limited search for explaining it to me is this one:
    https://doctorlib.info/ophthalmology/principles/35.html

    Seems the folds are a wrinkle inside your eye. When noticing the wrinkles on that layer, the doctor wonders what the cause is. As with most medical conditions, it seems, there can be many potential causes.

    If you create a wrinkle on your skin, you can do it by pushing on it from the side. What, if anything, is pushing inside your eye? Again, I'm not a doctor, not a medical person. But it seems they wonder if it is a tumor (whether a dangerous kind, or a harmless kind), or if it is from swelling (such as inflamation from drugs, medications, impact, or other causes), or if it is from scar tissue from some other damage, and so on.

    They also wonder if the wrinkles go away on their own in a few weeks, or if they stay, or if they increase. Without knowing the cause, they don't know how to treat it or even if it needs treating.

    Hope it all turns out well for you.
     
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    I’ve never heard of that. Prayers for you and your family. I hope you get things resolved quickly. Since we are kinda in the same area, (SW Ohio), let me know if you need anything or if I can help in anyway.
     
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    Haven't a clue.
    I do know this
    If you don't know, undetsand, and on the page to at least make an informed decision, you are failing yourself. Make the doc explain it to where you can understand all the ins and outs. You have to be your advocate. They need to be on the same level as you to explain and should be. Don't sit and nod your head when you don't understand. If the docs are upset with you over that, they can get over themselves.
    Best wishes.
     
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    Praying for your recovery good sir
     
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    Never heard of it, and I've never studied anything but the most basic anatomy of the human eye so I'm definitely not an expert or even educated on the issue, but I found a good resource that explains a lot about it that is not greek to me.

    So basically what happens is that is that compressive forces cause bands to form in the structures in the back of your eye. It can be caused by tumor growth, inflammation, and a neovascular membrane (which is the growth of new tiny blood vessels underneath your retina; this is treatable with injectable medication, laser treatment, or photodynamic therapy) and papilledema which is pressure within your head that presses on your optic nerve and can be caused by lots of things including tumors in your brain or elevated blood pressure in your brain.

    The treatment depends on what is causing it and I didn't find much about long term prognosis. Hopefully, one of the docs on the board may have studied it or has access to a resource that I don't and can find out more information.

    Either way, I hope it's nothing major and I wish you well.



    https://www.reviewofophthalmology.com/article/how-to-recognize-and-treat-chorioretinal-folds
     
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    Thank you. That link is definitely better than the ones I've been finding. Most of it is still over my head, but that one uses more plain language.
     
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