Common retina conditions that are misdiagnosed

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Common retina conditions that are misdiagnosed

On Behalf of | Sep 15, 2021 | Medical Malpractice |

There are many medical errors that can occur when diagnosing a medical condition in Texas. One common medical malpractice involves misdiagnosing a retina medical condition, which can lead to more severe health problems. In this blog post, we will discuss the most common retina conditions that you might that medical officers often misdiagnose.

Central serous chorioretinopathy

Central serous chorioretinopathy is the leakage of fluid under the retinal layer. This medical condition typically affects people in their 20s and 30s, though it can occur at any age. Symptoms include blurred vision, which you might be able to mistake for a problem with your glasses or contacts. If medical officers misdiagnose this condition, they may prescribe you glasses or contacts. However, if medical officers fail to diagnose and treat central serous chorioretinopathy early on the symptoms can worsen and lead to vision loss.

Macular Hole

This medical condition typically affects people over the age of 60. It is a medical condition that occurs when the macula, which is retina tissue at the back of your eye, tears and closes off. Symptoms include distorted vision or blind spots in your field of view. Medical officers might misdiagnose this medical condition as cataracts and prescribe you glasses to correct the issue. However, medical officers should also check for macular holes during cataract surgery because it can get fixed with a quick surgical procedure. If medical officers do not detect or treat this medical condition early on, you may suffer permanent vision loss.

Central Retinal Vein Occlusion

This is one of the most common medical conditions that medical officers might misdiagnose. The medical condition can affect people of all ages. Central retinal vein occlusion occurs when one of the medical retinal veins in your eye gets blocked. Symptoms include blurred vision and a dark spot on your field of view. If medical officers misdiagnose this medical condition, you might get treated for glaucoma or another medical condition that can also cause blind spots in your field of view.

These are only three common retina conditions medical officers might misdiagnose. If you believe your physician has neglected to diagnose a medical condition, it might be wise to get a second, or even third, opinion from another doctor.

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