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What is the name of condition that collapses the anterior chamber of the eye?

What is the name of condition that collapses the anterior chamber of the eye?

Hypotony: If the eye pressure is too low, as sometimes after trauma or surgery, the anterior chamber may collapse and this is hyoptony. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the function of the anterior chamber in our eye?

Does anyone know the function of the anterior chamber in our eye?

Part of the system: The anterior chamber separates the cornea from the lens, both of which work together to focus light onto the retina. The anterior chamber is full of clear fluid called aqueous humor, which is important for the health of the cornea. ...Read more

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I have shallow anterior chamber and suspected to have Sjögren's syndrome but no dry eyes. Can these be related.

I have shallow anterior chamber and suspected to have Sjögren's syndrome but no dry eyes. Can these be related.

Not related: Dry eyes is a separate disease to be treated usually with topical drops and even restasis. However if you have a shallow anterior chamber a prophylactic laser iridotomy must be done to prevent angle closure. ...Read more

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What is the fluid in the anterior eye chamber?

What is the fluid in the anterior eye chamber?

Aqueous humor: This is a clear fluid, derived from blood serum, which contains some nutrients, oxygen and which bathes and provides for the health of the interior components of the front of the eye. It also maintains the normal pressure so that proper focusing is possible. It is produced continuously and an equal amount drains continuously. ...Read more

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What are the odds of having another baby with hypoplasia right chamber again?

What are the odds of having another baby with hypoplasia right chamber again?

Low: Recurrence risk of any chd (not the specific defect) is about 4 % unless one or both parents have any form of chd which adds to the risk factors. If you've had a previous child with any form of chd the risk doubles.Discussion of this and any other issue with a genetic counselor is worth doing.There can be other factors from either side of the family that may come into play with any pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the probability of haveing another baby with hypoplasia right chamber again?

What is the probability of haveing another baby with hypoplasia right chamber again?

Variable: The risk of any future birth with any form of heart defect is quoted as 4%, or 8% if one parent and 1 child have any heart defect. Transmission of identical defects is unlikely unless they are part of an inherited dominant syndrome (rare).A visit with a geneticist might clarify the inputs to risk from either side of the family & prior births. ...Read more

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Who cannot use a hyperbaric chamber?

Who cannot use a hyperbaric chamber?

It depends: There is only 1 absolute contraindication for hyperbaric oxygen treatments, and that is an untreated collapsed lung. Theoretically if it is life and death one could potentially treat anyone, ie carbon monoxide poisoning. But there are a # of relative contraindications, ie seizures, hx of gas bubble used in eye surgery, active cancer, use of certain chemotherapy rx, poor cardiac function, etc. ...Read more

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Hbot: caretaker in chamber w/ pt breathes room air at 2.4 ata + pt exhaled pco2. No o2 mask provided for caretaker. What are risks to latter?

Hbot: caretaker in chamber w/ pt breathes room air at 2.4 ata + pt exhaled pco2.  No o2 mask provided for caretaker.  What are risks to latter?

Ear pain or popping: The care taker will experience similar feeling to being in an airplane. Since the caretaker is not using a mask he is not breathing 100% oxygen. Hence no risk of oxygen toxicity. ...Read more

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Why is caverject (alprostadil) 40mcg not presented as a dual chamber injection? Why is it necessary for the 20mcg caverject (alprostadil) to be kept in the fridge and not the 40

Why is caverject (alprostadil) 40mcg not presented as a dual chamber injection?
Why is it necessary for the 20mcg caverject (alprostadil) to be kept in the fridge and not the 40

May be the same...: They may have the same storage recommendations, according to various websites. Ask the pharmacist to double check. A website for the 40mcg dose says: 24 months storage under refrigerated conditions (2-8°c). After dispensing, 3 months at room temperature (do not store above 25°c), included in 24 months shelf life. After reconstitution, the product may be stored for 6 hours below 25°c. ...Read more

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Who cannot use a hyperbaric oxygen chamber?

Who cannot use a hyperbaric oxygen chamber?

The following:: Must not - people with a collapsed lung or are using medications that impair wound healing (cisplatin, sulfamylon), affect the lungs (bleomycin) or other (doxorubicin, disulfiram). Might not - those with asthma, claustrophobia, copd, pregnancy, an epidural pain pump, a pacemaker, seizure disorder, upper respiratory infection, high fever, eustachian tube dysfunction, or congenital spherocytosis. ...Read more

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What's the difference between incomplete double (3 chamber heart) vs. A complete double (4 chamber heart)?

What's the difference between incomplete double (3 chamber heart) vs. A complete double (4 chamber heart)?

Heart: Normally your heart has 4 chambers or compartments-two atria and two ventricles. If you have a 3 chamber heart that usually means that there is an opening between the two chambers, either the atria or ventricle, making the heart only 3 chambers and there is also a mixing of oxygenated and deoxygenated blood. Depending on the size, location and severity surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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Basilar migr. I pass out frm them. Am now using low pressure hyperbaric chamber. Keeps the vle ones under co ntro. Anyore research on this?

Basilar migr. I pass out frm them. Am now using low pressure hyperbaric chamber. Keeps the vle ones under co ntro. Anyore research on this?

HBOT: Here is an article about migraine headaches ; hbot: http://www.Hyperbaricoxygentherapies.Com/migraines/. Please be aware that migraine headaches are not currently on the list of fda approved indications for hbot. ...Read more

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"Left ventricular chamber size (by vol index) is mildly enlarged. No evidence of LV hypertrophy. " if it is not hypertrophy why is it mildly enlarged?

"Left ventricular chamber size (by vol index) is mildly enlarged. No evidence of LV hypertrophy. " if it is not hypertrophy why is it mildly enlarged?

Echo: Hypertrophy usually means wall thickened. Like a thicker watermelon rind. Chamber enlarged means dilation like a bigger watermelon but same rind size. Not the same. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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How can doctors treat a vsd and a missing chamber in my wife's heart?

How can doctors treat a vsd and a missing chamber in my wife's heart?

Congenital: To answer this with accuracy we need to know the details of your wife's anatomy and situation. Her doctor/cardiologist is the best source for you for this explanation and discussion. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is a hyperbaric chamber and its functions for treatment?

Can you tell me what is a hyperbaric chamber and its functions for treatment?

Hyperbaric oxygen: There are several medical indications for hyperbaric oxygen. You should pray that you have none of these conditions. They include scuba diving injuries, diabetic foot infections (severe), radionecrosis of the jaw, just to name a few. The indications are very specific. There are many 'off-label' uses but none of these have been established. ...Read more

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My pumping chamber is at 45% and has only dropped 10% in the last 2 years. Can the left ventricle be replaced?

My pumping chamber is at 45% and has only dropped 10% in the last 2 years. Can the left ventricle be replaced?

Heart failure: Heart failure, or left ventricular dysfunction, is very serious. Appropriate assessment and aggressive management with your cardiologist is very important. In extreme cases heart transplant is an option, but many times this can be prevented with appropriate medication. ...Read more