Best Doctors help save Clive’s eyesight and control his condition

Clive, Best Doctors Member

Name: Clive

Age: 56 Reason for contacting Best Doctors: Seeking consultation regarding diagnosis and prognosis following peripheral vision loss

Best Doctors expert specialty: Ophthalmology  

“I’m really grateful for everything Best Doctors has done for me because I really believe they have saved my sight.”

Clive was leading a healthy life and enjoying a fulfilling career at a prestigious wealth management company. Like many individuals, Clive was myopic (short sighted) and in 2013 he underwent cataract surgery which was successful and he recovered with no complications. However, in 2015 Clive developed acute posterior vitreous detachment in his right eye which is caused by the vitreous gel in the eye tugging on the retina. Clive’s detachment was complicated by a superior retinal horseshoe tear, also referred to as flap or U-shaped tears, are full thickness breaks in the neurosensory retina. He received retinopexy laser treatment to control his Read more

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Jean Magazzu, a patient of Pittsburgh (USA), started having trouble breathing two years
ago. His doctor initially thought it could be due to an allergic problem or a possible
bronchitis, but after numerous attempts at treatment with antibiotics, Jean’s problem
continued to deteriorate. In fact, Jean was not able to walk across a room without
having to stop half way.

An X-ray plate revealed the frightening reality: his lungs were full of blood clots, a symptom of pulmonary hypertension (PH). Jean was immediately transferred to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, where cardiologist Dr. Raymond Benza, informed him of the new diagnosis. Pulmonary hypertension is a rare disease that affects only 15 people per million. In the words of Dr. Benza, “it is a disease that progresses very quickly and can be even more deadly than most cancers.” This pathology is characterised by high blood pressure in the pulmonary artery that forces the heart to work more than normal, which may end up causing the patient's death. Jean found himself in Read more