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Can A Person Affected By Narrow Angle Glaucoma Use Contact Lenses
Of course: If you know you have narrow angle glaucoma, you probably have had the diagnosis made and the treatment (laser peripheral iridotomy) already administered. There is no relationship between these features and the ability to wear contacts. So if that is your wish, discuss with you ophthalmologist to get the proper design and fit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many times can slt be repeated to treat an eye with early stage open angle glaucoma? Need pressure lowered by 30%.
Depends: If a reasonable response to slt has been determined (15 to 30% reduction in iop) then i consider repeating it if the duration of effect is at least over a year, but preferably over 2-3 years. If the effect falls off rapidly, i don't repeat it. I move on to other treatment modalities if glaucomatous progression is noted or if the target range of iop has not been achieved. ...Read more
Is it possible to change the eye color using implantable contact lenses and correct my vision at the same time? I am a healthy male aged 27. I have moderate myopia which needs vision correction with eye glasses or contact lenses. Can implantable contact l
Can a woman with poor eyesight -5 in both eyes join a swimming course? As she will not able to use spectacles or contact lens during swimming.
I'm going to try multifocal contact lenses. Should my quality of vision with these be the same as progressive glasses?
Not really: There is technology that allows a glasses lens to change focusing power, either through a manual slider on the glasses or by tilting the head or touching the side of the glasses ("empower" lenses). I am not aware of any that actually detect attempted focusing by the eye (accommodation) and then change focusing themselves. This technology is in its infancy, however, and much more is to come. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Astigmatism in one eye cause the eyelid to droop? Or does wearing outdated prescription lenses or contacts cause drooping eyelids?
No: There is not a way to stop the progression of myopia. The eyeballs grow very little after early childhood, but even a slight changes in the shape of eyeballs can increase myopia. A one gets older, the eyeballs will finally stop changing, but that may be in his 20's or 30's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stabilizable: Unfortunately, we don't have a surgical/medical cure for glaucoma. The current treatments are very effective and provide a tremendous stabilizing influence on glaucomatous disease. Glaucoma requires chronic and diligent life long care to assure that visual function remains as high as possible throughout life. I remain optimistic about medical/surgical research on better treatment strategies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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