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Are there surgeries to repair eye injury in the fovea centralis?

Are there surgeries to repair eye injury in the fovea centralis?

Maybe: The fovea is the most sensitive part of the eye, responsible for sharp detail vision. Macular translocation surgery moves the fovea to another part of the eye in cases of certain macular diseases, but the success rate is mixed, and the surgery is risky. Discuss all options with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Are there any surgeries to repair eye injury in the fovea centralis?

Are there any surgeries to repair eye injury in the fovea centralis?

Possibly: The fovea is the most delicate part of the eye. 90% of all vision fibers connect to this tiny area. There are new amazing surgeries to repair conditions like macular holes that once led to blindness, & treatments for wet macular degeneration that would affect the fovea. However, mechanical injury, solar, laser, or welding burns to the fovea would probably be beyond repair w/ current technology. ...Read more

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My cornea in the left eye is damaged after multiple glaucoma surgeries. Is there anything besides cornea graft that can be done to improve vision?

My cornea in the left eye is damaged after multiple glaucoma surgeries. Is there anything besides cornea graft that can be done to improve vision?

Unclear...: Unfortunately, the answer to this question is unclear...As I have not seen your eyes. The best person to answer this is your ophthalomolgist; if you are not satisfied with that you might want to obtain a 2nd opinion. Given the fact that you have already had multiple surgeries makes commenting on your question more difficult. ...Read more

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If myopia is the root cause of many eye diseases (tears, detachments), then are there ways to fix myopia (elongation of the globe)?

If myopia is the root cause of many eye diseases (tears, detachments), then are there ways to fix myopia (elongation of the globe)?

Not really: Attempts of various sorts have been tried to re-inforce the globe and apply drops and systemic medication to limit the growth. All of these have failed. Your best bet is to get frequent examinations to ward off any problems or damages. ...Read more

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Is the structural integrity of the cornea in any way compromised post-lasik when the patient years later requires cataract surgery?

Is the structural integrity of the cornea in any way compromised post-lasik when the patient years later requires cataract surgery?

No: As long as you have a baseline healthy cornea that can tolerate lasik, should not affect future cataract surgery. However lasik makes it more difficult to calculate corneal power when selecting a replacement lens. ...Read more

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What is involved in retinal cryopexy in the case of retinal detachment?

What is involved in retinal cryopexy in the case of retinal detachment?

Cryopexy: Retinal cryopexy usually involves the placement of a local anesthetic followed by a nearly painless application of cold (cryo) that creates an inflamed area to which the detached area adheres. Sometimes, a gas bubble is also used to bring the retina closer to the eye wall. ...Read more

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The photosensitive cells (rods and cones) in the retina are most densely packed in the fovea. What is a fovea?

Central visual pit: The fovea is an anatomical pit in the center of the macular area at the back of the eye. It is a densely packed net of cones and is the part of the retina which sees the finest detail and much of the color. It is easily seen as a depression in retinal scans and as a sharp highlight with the ophthalmoscope. Be thankful for yours as it is why you can read this message. ...Read more

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Can traditional lasik cause lattice degeneration and retinal holes. Can the surgery in 2001?

Can traditional lasik cause lattice degeneration and retinal holes. Can the surgery in 2001?

Lattice degeneration: Is typically congenital or developmental. Lasik would not cause lattice. There are a variety of retinal holes but it would be uncommon for non-invasive ocular surgery to actually cause a hole. Retinal holes may worsen with surgery and should be evaluated by your retina specialist prior to ocular surgery. ...Read more

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Can laser eye surgery be used to correct or compensate for shortsightedness? What are some of the risks of laser eye surgery?

Can laser eye surgery be used to correct or compensate for shortsightedness? What are some of the risks of laser eye surgery?

LASIK: Lasik and prk work extremely well for the correction of myopia, astigmatism, and hyperopia. The technology and techniques have evolved and matured over the past 15 to 20 years. Although they are both extremely safe, as with any surgical procedure there are risks. It would be best to discuss these risks with your surgeon, depending on your particular situation and exact procedure. ...Read more

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Does doing a b/l barrage around the areas of lattice degeneration greatly reduce the risk of retinal detachment? Are there any risk in this procedure?

Does doing a b/l barrage around the areas of lattice degeneration greatly reduce the risk of retinal detachment? Are there any risk in this procedure?

It depends: Laser barrage can protect you from a retinal detachment from lattice if there are high risk findings associated like retinal tears along the edge of the lattice, history of retinal detachment in the opposite eye, marked traction/elevation along the lattice, etc. Many have no problems at all from lattice and do not require treatment. ...Read more

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What are the etiology of eyes injuries in dental offices?

What are the etiology of eyes injuries in dental offices?

UFO's: Ubiquitous flying objects- eye injuries in the dental office happen when adequate eye protection is not worn. Anything from pieces of restorations thrown by the spinning drill to injuries caused by curing lights damaging the retina are possible. Eye protection is necessary in the lab as many shards of materials commonly utilized are flying through the air, too! ...Read more

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Is stem cell regenerative therapy effective for herniated discs? if so, where are the leading research centers in the field?

Is stem cell regenerative therapy effective for herniated discs? if so, where are the leading research centers in the field?

Not so much: There is hope that stem cells will someday be used to treat symptomatic degenerative discs; but herniated discs are different. When your disc herniated, inflammatory cells migrate into the area and have the capability if resorting the herniated fragment approximately 80-90 percent if the time. Stem cells have not been shown to improve that process at this point. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the 3 structures that protect the eye from mechanical injury?

Doctors, what are the 3 structures that protect the eye from mechanical injury?

More than 3, but: This sounds like an essay question, and the correct answer is probably based on whatever you were studying. The bony orbit is highly protective, including the tough orbital rim. The eyelids are protective, including the blink reflex, and the tear glands and lacrimal gland produce tears which clear away airborne debris and have an intrinsic antibiotic. A case could be made for eyelashes as well. ...Read more

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What are the most recent accomplishments in the field of amputations and artificial limbs?

What are the most recent accomplishments in the field of amputations and artificial limbs?

Control mechanisms: A lot of recent research has concentrated on finding ways to better control artificial arms. Some researchers are working to use the nerves left in the arm to control the prosthesis (targeted muscle reinnervation- tmr) others on using the brain signals to control the prosthesis. Sounds sci-fi but it is not these days! tmr trained physicians are doing surgeries at various centers in the us. ...Read more

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What are the surgeries to remove the tissue in Generalized epilepsy?

What are the surgeries to remove the tissue in Generalized epilepsy?

Seizure surgery: There are a variety of surgeries to control seizures including vagal nerve stimulation. Surgery is not an option unless medications fail to effectively reduce or eliminate the seizures. The next step is noninvasive and possibly invasive monitoring to determine a surgical option. Each case is highly specific and should be discussed with the neurologist and neurosurgeon in a team approach. ...Read more

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Why is the fovea centralis different from the rest of the retina?

Central vision: This part of the central retina is uniquely evolved to maximize central visual acuity for tasks like reading and recognizing people's faces. It does not help us with peripheral vision as the peripheral retina does. ...Read more

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Are there surgeries to repair eye injury in the fovea centralis?

Maybe: The fovea is the most sensitive part of the eye, responsible for sharp detail vision. Macular translocation surgery moves the fovea to another part of the eye in cases of certain macular diseases, but the success rate is mixed, and the surgery is risky. Discuss all options with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Are there any surgeries to repair eye injury in the fovea centralis?

Possibly: The fovea is the most delicate part of the eye. 90% of all vision fibers connect to this tiny area. There are new amazing surgeries to repair conditions like macular holes that once led to blindness, & treatments for wet macular degeneration that would affect the fovea. However, mechanical injury, solar, laser, or welding burns to the fovea would probably be beyond repair w/ current technology. ...Read more

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How does the eye direct light onto the fovea centralis?

How does the eye direct light onto the fovea centralis?

Cornea and Lens: Both these structures bend the light so that it focuses the light ideally on the fovea. Glasses are used to help get the light perfectly focused on the fovea if the cornea and lens don't naturally. ...Read more

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Is fovea centralis one of the important parts of the eye?

Is fovea centralis one of the important parts of the eye?

Fovea: The macula is small central portion of the retina. The center of the macula is the fovea centralis, an area where all of the photoreceptors are cones; there are no rods in the fovea. The fovea is the point of sharpest, most acute visual acuity. This is where we are able to perceive color. Certain conditions can affect the macula and, in turn, one’s central vision. Macular degeneration is one. ...Read more

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Can I have lasik surgery to fix vision problems caused by an eye injury?

Can I have lasik surgery to fix vision problems caused by an eye injury?

Probably not but....: Your should consult a lasik surgeon to see if you are a candidate. Generally speaking, if your vision is not correctable with glasses, you probably will not be a lasik candidate. ...Read more

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How do you get a astigmatism if you never had a eye injury or surgery. What else can cause it?

How do you get a astigmatism if you never had a eye injury or surgery.  What else can cause it?

just happens in som: Three children out of ten between ages of 5 to 17 have astigmatism it is an optical defect in which vision is blurred due to inability of the optics of eye to focus on object to sharp image on cornea it can be due to irregular or toric curvature of the cornea or lens. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is lasik surgery possible after eye injury?

Depends: Is the injury on the eye surface? Did the injury lower the vision internally by damage to the lens, retina or some other internal part? Lasik can only reproduce the best vision possible with glasses or contacts but cannot compensate for internal injury. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have lasik eye surgery to correct vision problems caused by an eye injury?

Is it possible to have lasik eye surgery to correct vision problems caused by an eye injury?

No: Most likely the eye injury will have damaged the eye enough that just doing lasik will not correct the vision enough, or sometimes the eye injury causes other problems that contraindicate getting lasik done. The best way to know if a good candidate for lasik is to have a preop eval. ...Read more

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Eye trauma from plastic surgery - I have blood in my eye?

Eye trauma from plastic surgery - I have blood in my eye?

Blood in eye: Blood in the white part of the eye (sclera) is known as a subconjunctival hemorrhage. It can occur after plastic surgery and usually resolves on its own with time. If there is any eye pain or visual changes associated with it, be sure to see your eye doctor immediately. Make sure your plastic surgeon is aware of the presence of this as well. ...Read more

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What property of the fovea centralis allows it to send very clear pictures to ourbrain?

What property of the fovea centralis allows it to send very clear pictures to ourbrain?

The macula FC is the: on the macula that allows us to see best because because of the topography of that area is devoid of large blood vessels and high density of cones and is a rod free area. It's a very specialized area of the eye. ...Read more

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Why is the fovea centralis different from the rest of the retina?

Central vision: This part of the central retina is uniquely evolved to maximize central visual acuity for tasks like reading and recognizing people's faces. It does not help us with peripheral vision as the peripheral retina does. ...Read more

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Why does the fovea centralis mean?

Why does the fovea centralis mean?

Central vision: This is the spot at the exact optical center of the retina which allows you to perceive fine detail for reading or face recognition for instance. Really an amazing dense concentration of light receptive elements. ...Read more

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What is the fovea centralis?

What is the fovea centralis?

Fovea: The macula is small central portion of the retina. The center of the macula is the fovea centralis, an area where all of the photoreceptors are cones; there are no rods in the fovea. The fovea is the point of sharpest, most acute visual acuity. This is where we are able to perceive color. Certain conditions can affect the macula and, in turn, one’s central vision. Macular degeneration is one. ...Read more

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How can I prevent eye injuries while in the house?

How can I prevent eye injuries while  in the house?

Protective eyewear!: Wear safety glasses, goggles, or face shields when you hammer nails or metal, work with power tools or chemicals, or do any activity that might cause a burn to your eyes. If you work with hazardous chemicals that could splash into your eyes, know how to flush chemicals out, and know the location of the nearest shower or sink. ...Read more

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What can I do about preventing sports eye injuries?

What can I do about preventing sports eye injuries?

Eye protection: The biggest is to wear eye protection - many sports players do not want to use them but a variety of sports have eye protection - baseball, softball to name a few. ...Read more

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How do I know if my eye injury is bad enough to see a doctor?

How do I know if my eye injury is bad enough to see a doctor?

Eye injury: Any eye injury should never been taken lightly. Permanent damage is the end result. If you are not sure i would see the eye doctor immedaitely. ...Read more

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How do I reduce swelling on side of the eye injury for my daughter?

How do I reduce swelling on side of the eye injury for my daughter?

Swelling from injury: For new injuries, applying cold compresses will help prevent/reduce any swelling if done within the first 48 to 72 hrs. Beyond that, warm application will induce fluid absorption thereby reducing the size of the swelling. ...Read more

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How can I tell whether my eye injury is severe enough to see a doctor?

How can I tell whether my eye injury is severe enough to see a doctor?

Eye injury: Generally any eye injury should be evaluated by an md because your personal evaluation cannot necessarily detect problems that may require treatment. Particularly important to have a prompt evaluation for change in vision, pain, floaters, flashes, bruising, scratchy sensation, double vision, discharges, loss of vision, just to name a few. ...Read more

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Eye Injury (Definition)

A condition in which a person has some trauma to one or both eyes. Injuries include bruises around the eye, bleeding behind the cornea, dislocation of the lens, rupture of the ...Read more


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Eye Trauma (Definition)

Any mechanical assault to the eye whether blunt or penetrating may be chemical or from radiation that results in alteration(s) in the normal ...Read more