A 25-year-old male asked:
doc, can slit lamp examine optic nerve without use of dilating drops? also please tell me that if person with angle recession induced by injury has normal eye pressure in yearly checks. is it likely that history of injury is not leading to glaucoma?
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LASIK Surgery 25 years experience
Depending pupil size: If you have a large pupil it is possible to see the nerve. If the pupil is small, it is difficult to see the optic nerve at the slit lamp. Using even a weak dilating drop can allow for a better detailed view. Yes pressure can be normal after injury but it is always possible that glaucoma can develop after an injury so at a minimum yearly eye exams are needed.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Ive heard that adding vitamins a and d to diet during pregnancy may help control skin itchiness and rashes. Is this true? How much should I take?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
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A 36-year-old member asked:
How can I prevent my infant from getting chronic ear infections that run in the family?
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
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A 40-year-old member asked:
What can be done for head and neck pain from arthritis in the cervical spine?
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Sleep Medicine 44 years experience
Neck pain: This needs to be checked to assess the severity if no significant pathology anti inflammatory meds and muscle relaxants may help as will exercise and pt.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
I had a nerve block in my neck during and after shoulder surgery it was causing ringing in the ears so I discontinued it the ringing has never stopped what can I do?
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Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Tinnitus: Tinnitus is not a disease, but a condition that can result from a wide range of underlying causes. Sometimes spontaneous, Aspirin toxicity or in your case, possibly related to your surgery and something as simple as a potassium imbalance. This explains the many home remedies you .
It might be best to consult with an ENT for a complete workup as this may or may not have been related to your surgery.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Is surgery helpful for sciatic nerve damage. Burning in leg, numbness, tingling & stumbling?
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Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Yes: You describe symptoms of radiculopathy which is when a nerve malfunctions due to some type of pressure on the nerve.
You should see your family md for evaluation and they can do an MRI for evaluation. Of course, before surgery, you should try physical therapy and epidural steroid injections if possible.
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Last updated Aug 27, 2020
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