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Does mass health cover eye surgery ?

Does mass health cover eye surgery ?

It should but: It may not cover purely cosmetic procedures. It's best to check with your ophthalmologist and insurance advocate or repres ntative(call Mass health) to be sure. ...Read more

Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
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Eye Health (Definition)

Eye health involves the function and vision of the eye and all ...Read more


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Monocular Diplopia, halos, and glare. Ghosting images, blurry far away. 3 eye doctors said eyes healthy, MRI said brain healthy. What could it be?

Monocular Diplopia, halos, and glare. Ghosting images, blurry far away. 3 eye doctors said eyes healthy, MRI said brain healthy. What could it be?

Monocular Diplopia: Monocular Diplopia is almost always due to something in that eye: cataract (PSC), irregular astigmatism (send us copy of your Pentacam), irregular nerve (send us copy of your nerve photos and HRT and HVF), and/or tear film abnormality (send us copy of your Lipiscan). Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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Visual acuity. CC: OD 20/25-2 ... OS 20/30-2 ... intraocular pressure OD 21 OS 18 ...any interpretation or explanation for theses eye vision results?

Visual acuity. CC: OD 20/25-2 ... OS 20/30-2 ... intraocular pressure OD 21  OS 18 ...any interpretation or explanation for theses eye vision results?

Eye Exam: CC means with correct, like glasses or contact lenses. OD, right eye. OS, left eye. 20/25-2 means that you missed 2 letters on the 20/25 line on the vision chart. Intraocular pressure is the pressure inside your eyeball that keeps it from collapsing, similar to air pressure in your car tires. It is reported in mm Hg. Statistical normal is between 8 and 23. ...Read more

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Could a lazy eye with 6/18 visual acuity affect academic performance.?

Could a lazy eye with 6/18 visual acuity affect academic performance.?

Usually not: If the vision in one eye is normal, the lowered vision in the fellow eye will not impede academic achievement. There is little in academics that requires excellent vision in both eyes. The only areas affected would be those requiring stereoscopic vision. I have know doctors, lawyers, engineers and professors who have a lazy (amblyopic) eye. ...Read more

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Couldstandard/scanning lasers damage your eye sight ?

Couldstandard/scanning lasers damage your eye sight ?

No: The lasers used in medical treatment of diseases do not scan, they focus on the part of the body to be treated. Scanning lasers read bar codes , but do not focus to do so. ...Read more

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What's the expert opinion, could the frame angle of original wayfarer optical eyeglasses really affect the eye vision?

What's the expert opinion, could the frame angle of original wayfarer optical eyeglasses really affect the eye vision?

Only if prescription: Prescriptions glasses, if tilted, will have a different effective power than intended. This will give poorer vision. It is part of an opticians job to fit you properly with the correct amount of tilt. ...Read more

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Eye dilated resulting in eye allergies but see a spot in amsler grid is this healthy?

Eye dilated resulting in eye allergies but see a spot in amsler grid is this healthy?

Exam: An infrequent but likely reaction to dilating eye drops may have occurred, resulting in red,itchy, & swollen eyelids. Cool compresses, preservative free artificial tears usually will be helpful, but occasionally a steroid preparation may be needed. As for the new spot in your vision noted during amslrt grid testing,!you will need to call your Eye MD to have your macula examined. An OCT can be done ...Read more

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What eye diseases affect your 3d vision?

What eye diseases affect your 3d vision?

Several: If you have no vision or poor vision in one eye, then your true 3 d vision will be impaired. If one eye is crossed looking out or in, then 3 d vision is likely to be impaired. Your ophthalmologist can tell you what is the cause for you and measure your true degree of stereoscopic vision. ...Read more

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How does the mirror affect the eye chart in a visual acuity test?

How does the mirror affect the eye chart in a visual acuity test?

Lengthens light path: Most offices do not have a 20 foot lane. But standards and available charts are made to reflect a 20 foot lane. The way to handle this is to use mirror (s) to reflect the image the proper distance to approximate a 20 foot lane. The letter images can also be enlarged or diminished as needed but this will change the standardization. A 20 foot light path is the standard. ...Read more

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Pain to move left eye, blurry vision lower 1/2 visual field that eye only (is like a greasy film over bottom 1/2 of eye). Blood pressure perfect?

Pain to move left eye, blurry vision lower 1/2 visual field that eye only (is like a greasy film over bottom 1/2 of eye). Blood pressure perfect?

Optic neuritis: You need to see an ophthalmologist asap. The biggest concern in a woman your age would be optic neuritis. This would explain your symptoms best. You need a thorough exam by an ophthalmologist first the ophthalmologist may order an MRI or have you see a neurologist depending on the findings. ...Read more

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Recently had thorough eye health check from optician about a small, fixed, persistent fuzzy shape in right eye, they suggested floater, sound right?

Recently had thorough eye health check from optician about a small, fixed, persistent fuzzy shape in right eye, they suggested floater, sound right?

Could be: Be sure that the doctor did a dilated exam of the back of the eye. They would have put in drops and had you wait 15-30 minutes for the drops to have worked. ...Read more

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Explain why the nearsighted eye cannot view distant objects well?

Explain why the nearsighted eye cannot view distant objects well?

Nearsightedness: Nearsightedness (myopia) is a condition where the optical system of the eye is too powerful for the length of the eye. This results in images being focused in front of the part of the eye that senses light (the retina). People with this condition see close up but not far away. The condition is treated with glasses, contact lenses, laser eye surgery (lasik, prk) or phakic iol. ...Read more

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Are eye measurements done as part of the regular eye exam?

Are eye measurements done as part of the regular eye exam?

Regular eye exam: Yes, your eye care professional will at minimum take measurements of your visual acuity (e.g. 20/20) and eye pressure. Your refraction (vision correction) will also be measured if you are seeing a general practitioner. The remainder of the exam will focus on any abnormalities, and if present, they will measure them as well. For example, if you have cataracts, they will be given a "grade". ...Read more

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Docs, could a blepharoplasty surgery benefit/improve the way your eyes look?

Docs, could a blepharoplasty surgery benefit/improve the way your eyes look?

Function v elective: A blepharoplasty is typically used for cosmetic improvement but may be required to eliminate excess upper eyelid skin which covers your visual field. Other times it ma be used for reconstruction it this depends on upper versus lower and the nature of the problem when it is combined with other procedures. Vi ...Read more

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Optic Nerve RNFL OCT shows thinning temporal- both eyes, 20/20 both eyes, IOP 17 both eyes. Retinal exam normal. Is this significant

Optic Nerve RNFL OCT shows thinning temporal- both eyes, 20/20 both eyes, IOP 17 both eyes. Retinal exam normal. Is this significant

Response: Since all you provide are some brief findings regarding your retinas, I must conclude these tests were obtained due to some neurological symptoms. These results could be part of Multiple Sclerosis, if other signs and symptoms support the diagnosis. The thinning of the RNFL is notable, and should be followed up. Would a Concierge visit allow more in depth understanding? ...Read more

Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
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Anatomy (Definition)

Anatomy is the study of the human body, ...Read more