Degenerative eye problems - Bilateral colloid degeneration
69-year-old female with a diagnosis of Bilateral Colloid Degeneration. Her past Ophthalmological history began about 6 to 8 months ago with symptoms of dark spots and reduction of perception of luminosity in the visual field and complaints of a burning sensation on the sides of both eyes.
1) Is there a surgical and pharmacological therapy able to resolve the problem?
2) Would a pharmacological therapy be compatible with the patient’s diabetes?
3) Could the illness in question deteriorate to the point where the patient loses her sight?
Patient: 69 year old female
have been removed to protect confidentiality):
Adenocarcinoma of the colon with subsequent chemotherapy and
adhesions abdominal adhesions;
diagnosis of depressive syndrome treated pharmacologically;
mellitus during admission for suspected intestinal blockage;
disturbances described as “dark spots” and a reduced perception
of luminosity in the visual field, as well as a burning sensation
at the sides of the eyes, a specialist ophthalmologic examination
consultation did not indicate any ophthalmoscopic signs of diabetic
retinopathy, but rather colloid degeneration for which a
fluorangiographic examination was advised confirming the diagnosis of
Unfortunately no information is provided on the visual acuity in both eyes of the patient or the evaluation of the retina and vitreous. Dark spots can be produced by a posterior vitreous detachment or retinal tears or haemorrhages. In particular, a haemorrhage would be worrisome in a patient that has diabetes mellitus. I would surmise that none of these findings were present at the time of her last examination by an Ophthalmologist.