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I hit my head on a car boot 2 and half days ago only got a headache no other symptoms should I be worried about a head injury?
Bleeding from ear.: Try a cold compress on the ear first, but if that does not suffice, go to see your physician or to the nearest emergency room to be checked out. ...Read more
Sesamoid pain for 2 yrs- 2 Cortisone shots, boot (stress rxn), and PT. MRI shows nothing. is the pain just in my head?
We cant say that: Sesamoiditis is usually caused by increased pressure on the Sesamoids and associated with dull aching pain.Treated with limit the activity that causes the pain,non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs like naprosyn to relieve pain,soft soled low-healed shoes,use felt cushioning to relieve stress,PT& some times cortisone injections.Pain can get worse by activity.Follow up with your Podiatrist for it ...Read more
I have a 13x3mm fracture of my medial talar head with associated marrow edema.I have been using crutches and a boot (4wks). How much longer? Thanks!
I have a lump of the as side of my head & pain (from a car boot lock) and neck pain. Have idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension should I be concerned?
Should eval trauma: The diagnosis of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension always suggests patients should be careful, particularly when having headaches and changes in vision. While the trauma seems to have caused the symptoms, it would still be wise to be evaluated to ensure it's not masking any potential aggravation of the IIH. ...Read more
Glaucoma test: The "air puff" test is just a method to measure the pressure inside your eyeball. High pressures may require additional work up. Without medication or surgical intervention, you cannot lower you eye pressure to "pass" the test. ...Read more
Not on Health Tap: I am sorry but that is a local question that the experts here on this international site cannot possibly answer. This is a question for the physician doing the test there in india. ...Read more
Tonometer: There are several different devices and a few different mechanisms for tools that measure the internal eye pressure. All of them however are called 'tonometer'. This test, best done by an ophthalmologist, will determine whether you have a risk to your vision from elevated pressure. ...Read more
It is called: a tonometer. There are many types of them. ...Read more
Not enough detail: to help you here, sorry. Repost with more specifics. ...Read more
Which eye dominant?: This is very important in refractive surgery. Line up one's thumb with both eyes open focusing on a distant target. Close the right eye and see if it is still aligned with the thumb. If it is you are right eye dominant if not you will notice it aligned when you close the left eye and you are right eye dominant. ...Read more
No pain: There is a slight stinging from the numbing drop applied before the test. The test touches the center of the cornea with an ultrasonic, tiny probe which you will not feel. One touch is all and the data is recorded. Not a test to be worried about in the least. ...Read more
Yes.: Here is how to do it. Take a piece of paper and cut a small hole in it. Using both hands, hold it at arms length and look through the hole at something. While continuing to look, slowly bring the paper to your face. The hole will be around your dominant eye. ...Read more
Specific parts of Rx: To expand on dr. Proffitt's answer, sph = sphere; if this is a negative number, the prescription is a myopic or nearsighted prescription and a positive number dictates a farsighted or hyperopic prescription. Cyl = cylinder or the amount or power of the astigmatism correction. Axis is the direction in which the astigmatism correction is placed in the glasses. ...Read more
Public health clinic: Most larger metropolitan areas have public health clinics or public hospitals at which eye exams can be done for free or a very limited cost. A few ophthalmologists will also give free exams or will negotiate the price if asked. Here is a chance to use your entrepreneural spirit. ...Read more
Not really: With the exception of some rare conditions, ocular exercises really don't do anything. ...Read more
Amsler Grid: Is 1/4 inch graph paper with a dot on it. With each eye, you stare at the dot and pay attention to the lines. If the lines are missing or not straight, mark the area and call you ophthalmologist. This was described by french ophthalmologist marc amsler. ...Read more
Complicated: No single test is 100 percent for diagnosing glaucoma. As such, some tests may be normal (ie normal field of vision) while other tests (such as tests of eye structure) can show damage. Glaucoma involves damage to the eye - so if all the tests are normal and the optic nerve looks healthy then by definition that person doesnt have glaucoma (though they may be at high risk for getting it later on). ...Read more
Routine screening...: for glaucoma should be performed with any type of Eye exam. Typically this will include a vision and an eye pressure. However it is all known that one must look directly at the optic nerve to best assess whether not glaucoma is present. This is not always performed at every eye exam. If there is concern or an increased risk for glaucoma, that should be communicated well at time of visit. ...Read more
Get an exam: The best thing you can do to make sure your eyes are healthy is get them checked. So many diseases of the eye are "silent" that periodic eye exams are well worth the time and money. ...Read more
Multifocal : Current and latest refraction is always the best. ...Read more
Possibly : It would not be safe for your eyes though! you need to ensure proper fit, so they do not damage your eyes or lead to infections. ...Read more
Yes: Should not be a problem unless you have an eyelid issue you want assessed @ that visit. ...Read more
There are many: Improving vision to decrease dependence on eyeglasses has been a desire for many years. A variety of exercise programs have been devised to attain that goal. Unfortunately, none of them work and some are quite expensive with no effect on the need for eyeglasses. Save your money. ...Read more