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Posted by: Tony | 2007/03/17

eye paracentesis

My mother (86) has been diagnosed with the above. What does it entail and how can it be cured? PLEASE ADVISE!!!

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Dear Tony
Paracentesis is not the disease it just means drawing some fluid from the eye - could be due to a retinal bleeding or a clot in the retinal vein. The reason for doing this is to lower abnormal high pressure in the eye to prevent further damage.

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