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yag laser capsulotomy complications

A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
Post YAG: Burning is from a dry tear film most often due to an unstable tear film (clogged Meibomian glands or decreased tear production: see Eyedoc2020.blogspo ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Call your treating eye care professional right away and have an evaluation. Loss of vision is not only serious but can be catastrophic. (the date of y ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Need to see picture: Please provide a photo of the area of concern. Cannot make out the situation to be able to determine if associated with yag.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Very little risk: Very safe, use of various lasers is a great advancement in eye surgery.
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Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Low risk procedure: A retinal tear can be surrounded by laser, which helps to prevent retinal detachment. One complication is that the treatment is not adequate, and a de ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
High: But its not reattachment. We are surrounding a tear so it doesnt extend.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Some redness: There is a possibility of erythema(redness)which may last for a few days.Topical aquaphor provides relief. Usually this is reversible.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
40 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Fraxel: Fraxel laser treatments are non ablative. Typically, the healing is completed in 2-3 days.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
This: This is usually used to treat pigment disorders and wrinkles-photo ageing.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience in Dermatology
Yes fraxel can help: scars as do many other lasers, see a laser specialist who is a fellow of the american society of laser medicine and surgery for help.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Dr. Bud Kurwa answered
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: In general its very safe but you should have a complete eye exam for any unknown issues with your eyes.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: That shouldn't be related.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes excellent: This procedure is excellent for capsular opacity is low risk and well tolerated with quick recovery.
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience in Ophthalmology
Eye abrasion: Any eye abrasion is painful, but why do you expect an abrasion from removing and replacing your lens. That can occur, but usually does not. Even so, i ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not risky at all: But its laser for a retinal tear, not detachment.
A female asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
10 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends: If you have a very dense cataract, the laser can help soften up the cataract for the surgeon. If you have astigmatism, the laser can also help get rid ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
34 years experience in Ophthalmology
LASIK flaps: Typically do heal completely and are usually barely visible after this healing as taken place. If an eye is traumatized, the flap can be dislodged bu ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
LASIK is not: Lasik is popular due to the fact that it does not cause almost any pain. Prk can be painful for up to a week. There are other laser eye surgeries - ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Yes laser eye surgery can correct a wide range of myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Genererally excellen: Lasik surgery (and prk) produces excellent visual results with a success rate approaching 100%. There are a few minor issues like eye dryness but thi ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Odette
14 years experience in Ophthalmology
Maybe: There are now a few places in the us and worldwide doing "laser cataract surgery." a laser is used for the first portion of the surgery and the remai ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
17 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes: It really depends on the pigment issue and the type of laser. Make sure that you treat with topical pigment suppression for 4-6 weeks before treatmen ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
Hole in the iris: This procedure is done in order to lower the risk of angle closure in patients with anatomically narrow angles. If the iris and the cornea are in clos ... Read More
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