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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
46 years experience Ophthalmology
Dry : Dry eye is a common medical condition that results from an inadequate tear film. The normal tear film constantly coats the surface of the eye with mo ... Read More
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Dr. Alma Murphy
46 years experience Ophthalmology
It : It would be unusual for a 25 year-old patient to have cataracts. Previous eye trauma, or previous heavy use of steroids can cause cataracts at a youn ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
46 years experience Ophthalmology
You : You may have a blocked tear duct which will cause the eye to water. In the office, your ophthalmologist can perform a minor test, called a tear-duct ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
46 years experience Ophthalmology
Your : Your symptoms suggest a stye, or blocked eyelid gland. The best treatment is warm compresses with a moist washcloth for several minutes four times da ... Read More
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Dr. Alma Murphy
46 years experience Ophthalmology
Blepharitis : Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelid margins. This often looks like "dandruff" at the base of the eyelashes when examined with high magnifica ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
46 years experience Ophthalmology
Most : Most patients are able to see well enough to drive within 1 day of their cataract surgery. There can be exceptions. For example, a patient with a str ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
46 years experience Ophthalmology
As : As long as your glaucoma is stable, which means your optic nerve and visual field are not deteriorating, then glaucoma eyedrops are the safest treatme ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
46 years experience Ophthalmology
The : The light sensitivity after cataract surgery usually improves rapidly. The eyedrops used after cataract surgery reduce inflammation and improve the li ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
46 years experience Ophthalmology
The : The best thing to do to preserve vision in glaucoma is to lower the eye pressure as much as possible. This can be accomplished with several different ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
46 years experience Ophthalmology
It : It does seem like a long time. What does the optical shop say? Perhaps there is a problem that they need to discuss with you.
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