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how does laser therapy work in eyes?

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Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Which?: Which kind of laser are you talking about? They act in different ways for different problems.
Dr. Fred Orlando
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Two general types: Lasers are used to treat certain medical conditions: ie, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy. The laser used heats the target tissues. Lasers are often used to remove a clouded membrane that can form after cataract surgery. Most people hear about laser vision correction, eg lasik, in which a cold laser is used to reshape the front of the eye (cornea) to minimize the need for glasses.

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Why does my baby have gooey eyes?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Blocked tear ducts: It is possible your baby has blocked tear ducts. To help these clear you can massage between the eye and nose on each side. This can help open up the tear duct and allow the tears to drain more effectively. The goopiness will go away in a few weeks or months. In the meantime use warm washcloths to clean. If the white part of the eye gets red or the discharge increases see your pediatrician.
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Why does my baby look cross-eyed?

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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Wide nasal bridge: Most babies look cross eyed because of their wide nasal bridges. This is called pseudoesotropia. True cross eyes can be determined by shining a light at the baby and observing if the light appears equally on both pupils.
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These days my wife is seeing flashes in one eye occasionally.?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
See an eye doctor: Most of the time, flashes of light are related either to floaters (changes to the gel that fills the back of the eye), our less commonly migraines. If the flashes last for more than a day, or if there is a decrease in vision as well, see an eye doctor right away.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What two organs are connected to the brain through the optic nerve?

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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
The eyes: The optic nerves carry nerve fibers from the retina to the brain.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Are there any dangers to laser hair removal?

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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes: Lasers are medical devices and as such have dangers such as causing burns with permanent scars or blindness. That is why they must be used in most states under the direction of a doctor. There are some home devices sold which obviously have fewer dangers but also less reliable results. If you are using home devices, follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully to avoid problems.

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