Patient education is extremely important. When your child comes for an eye exam we try to explain everything about your child's diagnosis to you before you leave and we welcome call-backs. We also offer supplemental methods to improve your understanding of childhood vision problems. Dr. DeRespinis has put together a series of talks on common and not so common eye conditions, with audio-visual enhancements at the following website. Click here to enter the site www.theeyesiteforkids.com
Choose the topic of interest and just click on the icons and sit back and listen. Other sites highly recommended by Drs. DeRespinis & Pearlstein to obtain information on conditions affecting the eyes are hosted by THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY & STRABISMUS and THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY. Click on the Links below to enter the sites.
Patients who suffer from a branch vein occlusion generally notice a gradual improvement in their vision as the hemorrhage resolves. Because the macula is often affected, recovery from a central vein occlusion is more difficult. It is important for follow-up care to be given in either of these cases to treat any complications. If areas of the retina have been oxygen-deprived, laser surgery may be used to prevent the growth of delicate vessels that could break, bleed or cause glaucoma.