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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Dry eye: this sounds like classic dry eye. see your ophthalmologist and get a TearLab test and discuss Restates or punctual plugs
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes: yes, this is what all kids do, it's Ok, don't lose sleep
A female asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Who diagnosed this?: a stye is an abscess in the eyelid, in other words a zit. the proper treatment is hot compresses and if it doesn't go away I can drain it easily
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes they can: cataracts develop slowly and go unnoticed. when bad enough, it can quickly become noticeable and require cataract surgery. make sure your surgeon does no shot/no stitch surgery
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Dont worry: your eye twitch is very common, I assume it is with your lower eyelid. I and many many of my patients have had this!!! Don't worry
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: With the new partial thickness transplantation technique (dsek), the vision is very poor for the first 2 days as the air bubble in the front of the eye interferes with vision. After this, the vision returns relatively quickly so long as the transplanted tissue is healthy and swelling dissipates, usually 2-12 weeks.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Almost never: Modern cataract surgery involves numbing the eye with drops and mild IV sedation. The only need for general anesthesia is for severe uncooperation or movement disorders.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: After doing topical (no shot) anesthesia and suture less cataract surgery for the last 15 years, I have placed no physical restrictions on my post operative cataract patients except for no vigorous rubbing of the eye and no swimming for one week. Bending, lifting, straining etc are ok and I have seen not a single mishap with this approach.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: Vision loss from glaucoma is irreversible nerve damage just like a compressive spinal cord injury.
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