Is smoking hookah increasing my retinal hemorrhages
Patient :I have proliferative diabetic retinopathy and have had 2 vitrectomies since October 2014 in my right eye due to retinal hemorrhages (approximately 5 total starting in October). I have a detached retina in my left eye and no vision. Since January 18th I've had 3 retinal hemorrhages and a 3rd vitrectomy scheduled. My question is: I occasionally smoke hookah (1-3 times per week), could this be contributing to the frequency of the hemorrhages?
Symptoms: Retinal hemorrhages, visible blood mass in eye, significantly decreased vision after the appearance of new floaters.
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