Symptoms of Hypotony

The following features are indicative of Hypotony:
  • loss of central vision
  • distortions

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Common Causes of Hypotony

The following are the most common causes of Hypotony:
  • glaucoma filtering surgery
  • external fistula
  • internal fistula
  • ciliary body detachment
  • ocular ischemia
  • anemia

Other Causes of Hypotony

The following are the less common causes of Hypotony:
  • inflammation either a surgical or nonsurgical
  • hormonal factors

Risk Factors for Hypotony

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Hypotony:
  • male gender
  • young age
  • myopia
  • primary filtering surgery

Prevention of Hypotony

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Hypotony. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • use of oversized contact lens

Occurrence of Hypotony

Common Age Group

Hypotony most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • Aged less than 60 years

Common Gender

Hypotony can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Hypotony

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Hypotony:
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography): To assess motor neuron function
  • MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging): To assess mental status of brain
  • EMG (Electromyography): To check for nerve and muscle function
  • EEG (Electroencephalography): To measure brain electrical activity

Complications of Hypotony if untreated

Yes, Hypotony causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Hypotony is left untreated:
  • permanent changes in retina
  • permanent changes in choroid
  • vision loss

Procedures for Treatment of Hypotony

The following procedures are used to treat Hypotony:
  • Surgery: To repair retinal detachment

Self-care for Hypotony

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Hypotony:
  • Physical therapy: To control motor function and improve body strength
  • Occupational therapy: To learn activities of daily living
  • Speech-language therapy: To help in breathing, speech, and swallowing difficulties

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Hypotony

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Hypotony:
  • Use of viscoelastics: Helps to reshape the front inner part of the eye

Time for Treatment of Hypotony

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Hypotony to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • Disease cannot be treated but only maintained or effects reduced

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Hypotony.

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