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Will PKD Affect Your Eyesight

2015-03-27 01:51

Will PKD Affect Your EyesightWill polycystic kidney disease (PKD) affect your eyesight? PKD is a chronic and inherited kidney disease. Without proper control, it will progress to uremia and some patients will blind. Well, why polycystic kidney disease patients go blind?

The main cause is toxic accumulation in body damages the optic nerve. High blood pressure will lead to fundus arteriosclerotic, which supplies less blood for retina. Massive blood in urine causes hemoglobin level drop quickly, which aggravates damages on optic neuropathy and blood supply. This leads to secondary optic atrophy. Well, how to treat eye problems caused by kidney cysts?

Correct optic nerve injury

To prevent further damages on eyesight, in the early stage of PKD treatment, we should control blood in urine, supply blood flow, manage blood pressure and take dialysis timely and regularly.

Treat the symptoms

Continuously enlarged kidney cysts will cause enlarged kidneys and decreased excretory ability. In this condition, a lot of toxins accumulate in your body, causing high creatinine level, metabolic accumulation, fluid and electrolyte imbalance.

Repair residual kidney function

PKD in uremia stage is caused by enlarged kidney cysts. Enlarged kidney cysts will oppress kidney tissues and blood vessels in kidneys, which leads to renal ischemia and anoxia. Furthermore, it will damage endothelial cells and cause inflammatory reaction as well as trigger renal fibrosis. As for the treatment of PKD, Chinese medicines can be used to expand blood vessels, speed up the blood circulation of cystic wall and prevent epithelial cells from secreting cystic fluid so as to stop the growth of kidney cysts.

How to treat eyesight in PKD? The key point is to shrink kidney cyst and reduce the oppression on kidney tissues. Only in this way can eyesight problem be treated effectively.

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Due to numerous cysts in his kidneys, his renal function has been in end stage. His creatinine level was 945umol/L and the largest cyst in right kidney was 8.5cm. After about one month of treatment in our hospital, his creatinine level was reduced to 632umol/L and the cyst was reduced to 3.5cm. He felt his abdomen is obviously softened and appetite was also improved....

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