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Last year my myopia was-3,0and-3,25.today my dr said miopia got better(-2,50 and -2,75)but now I'm astigmatic(-0,50).Astigm at 29yo?better miopia?why?
Plus more data: Most prescriptions can be treated with a laser procedure but that is not the only criterion for candidacy. Specialized diagnostic testing must be done during your exam, including a complete medical eye exam, medical and family history, medications, corneal maps, corneal thickness, and others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Angle closure gla: Cataract surgery would reduce the narrowing of the angles and virtually eliminate the chances of new acute angle closure (the angle closing and causing a severe pressure rise with severe damage). Unfortunately, whatever damage was previously done with chronic angle closure is permanent and you may need to continue treatments for pressure control. Seek the advice of your ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was recently diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy in my right eye. Am i a suitable candidate for laser surgery?
It depends.: There are many variables that help your ophthalmologist decide which treatment options to use. Depending on the severity and location of the retinopathy and the threat to your vision, treatment can range from periodic observation to use of laser or other treatments in which medicine is injected in the eye. The answer will depend on your unique situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The lens: usually clear, behind iris & like "pillow in a pillowcase." Lens can get cloudy/white=Cataract & can affect VA. If significant or causing narrow angles, surgery may be indicated:Cataract is # 1 cause of preventable blindness in world. Cataract surgery is the most common surgery performed in world & US. Complication risk very low; best time in history to have CS: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more
My father has Central Serous retinopathy now he have blurred vision, Dr gave vein injection & askd to attend laser, may i knw will he get vision back?
Hope Springs Eternal: Here is a quote for you: "The prognosis for CSR is generally excellent. Whilst immediate vision loss may be as poor as 20/200 in the affected eye, clinically over 90% of patients regain 20/30 vision or better within 6 months. Great! However "The disease can re-occur causing progressive vision loss."and" There is also a chronic form" and prognosis is less favorable. Let's hope he's in the 90% range ...Read more
Possible. : Unfortunately, retinal detachment occurs not uncommonly after cataract surgery in about one to two cases per hundred cataract surgeries. Halos can be a function of the intraocular lens that is placed in the eye at the time of cataract surgery. They can be a function of uncorrected or over corrected refractive error. Also, the condition of the retina is obviously a factor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having cataract surgery. My optometrist told me my multifocal lens implant will cost me $5000 per eye and I have to pay before. Is this correct?
Prices vary: Multifocal lenses do cost extra and are not covered by health insurance. They are not mandatory but can be very helpful if you are trying to achieve independence from glasses. The price is a combination of surgeon fees and the cost of the lens. The price is dependent on the market in the area and is variable. There's nothing wrong with price shopping. Just make sure you go with a great surgeon.. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Depends!: Some medications can be refilled through Healthtap Prime, the virtual "urgent Care" that is part of this website However, please read the terms of service to find which medicines we can refill & those we cannot. Also, any refill we do is for a short period, usually 30 days. We do not aim to replace your doc on Prime, & refill when an unexpected emergency delayed/prevented your regular visit. ...Read more
I am myopic with a -13 eye vision.I wanted to have a vision correcting operation, wt r my options?(some said i can't do lasik because my vision is -13)
Partial correction: Lasik removes tissue from the cornea and most over about -10 myopia have too little for a full correction. (do you know your pachymetry -corneal thickness?). An often used solution is to make such persons -3 or -4 myopes - not full correction -but placing you in a very comfortable range which the higher myope as you are becomes a real happy compromise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my son 5 yrs. suffering glucoma+catract+lens problem. ahmed glucoma value fitted in both eyes. what can I do.?
I have astigmatism. My perscription: OD -0.5 D Cyl ax 95 and OS -0.5 D Cyl ax 70. I can only find -0.75 cyl toric contacts. Can I safely wear those?
I have glaucoma since i was born.What should I do? I'm.Using some medicines for my eyes they're cosopt, xalatan, (latanoprost) alphagan p.Is glaucoma temporary or?..
Vitreous detachment: Is normal as we age and doesn't require treatment. Retinal detachment (rd) on the other hand can lead to complete loss of vision in the eye and is not normal. If you feel that you have an rd then usually some type of treatment is advisable to repair it or prevent it from getting worse. I would discuss with your doctor right away since an rd can cause permanent loss of vision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer