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Can Scleral Buckle Surgery Permanently Damage My Eyesight
Not directly: A scleral buckle is a required element of retinal re-attachment surgery and will be done by your retinal surgeon if needed. It will alter the refraction but does not permanently damage the vision. Retinal detachment can do that but do not let that damage be blamed on the buckle. ...Read more
Sight is the sum of the light receptive and integrative capacity of the eye including best vision, color vision, night vision, depth vision, field of vision and the ability to track objects in motion. An ophthalmologist can measure these and determine the function of ...Read more
Yes: A scleral buckle is a band applied around the middle of the eye to force the retina inside to attach itself and not come off. It also changes the front to back length of the eye which induces myopia. If the surgery went well and the detachment not too severe, the effect will be to make the eye more myopic. The other variable is the extent of the detachment which also can change the vision. ...Read more
Rare: All surgery including lasik carries some degress of risk. Lasik certainly has among the lowest percentage of risk. There have however been no cases of blindness reported in millions of eyes done and the reported problems are quite minor and should not prevent you from having the procedure if you are otherwise a good candidate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Red eyes: After surgery is quite common. The blood vessels in the area tend to dilate to help with healing. There's really no way to get rid of these blood vessels because if you try to remove them, they will be replaced by other ones. Over a long period of time, they may become less prominent. ...Read more
My mom-cataract surgery done on both eyes around 6-7 years back.. Is being advised laser capsulotomy 4 left eye, does this cause retina thinning?
Laser capsulotomy: Is a common procedure that may be needed weeks, months or years after cataract surgery. A laser is used to open the original lens capsule that is left in position to support the intraocular lens which is inserted at the time of the original surgery. This laser procedure is very safe and will not cause retinal thinning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: ... On what you mean by "corrected." lasik can help correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. At age 48, your need for reading glasses will not be "corrected" by lasik. That is caused by presbyopia, a loss of focusing power of the lens of the eye that usually occurs during the mid 40s. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hole in Retina: An rd is usually caused by a hole or tear in the retina or from membranes pulling on the retina. If you are referring to an rd after lasik, it is possible that distortion of the globe during surgery can cause a detachment, but it is unlikely. You should immediately see an eye md if you have symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Laser eye surgery does not shrink the eye and the eye cannot re-grow afterwards. Lasik re-shapes the front window (cornea) to account for the prescription in your eye. Occasionally, there are those whose prescriptions seem to return after lasik. This can be due to early cataract growth, or regression caused by a change in the cornea after lasik. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Retina Specialist: You need to consult with a retinal specialist. Some conditions can be treated and others can not with variable outcomes. ...Read more
Multiple ways: We have seen patients that have had profound inflammation, (iritis, synechiae) corneal edema (swelling) and consequent vision loss. I am not sure these implants are ready for prime time and they are not yet approved by the fda. Sometimes the fda moves too slow and sometimes too fast. This time i believe they are being appropriately cautious! try a colored contact lens... ...Read more
No, your vision generally doesn't deteriorate after cataract surgery unless other problems arise, such as macular degeneration or glaucoma: In cataract surgery, the eye doctor (ophthalmologist) removes the clouded lens from your eye and replaces it with a clear, artificial lens. This lens is very durable and should last for the rest of your life. Sometimes the capsule that holds the artificial lens becomes cloudy after cataract surgery. This can affect your vision. An eye doctor can use a laser to make the lens capsule clear again. Most people use glasses, at least some of the time, after cataract surgery. After your eyes have healed from surgery, your doctor may recommend prescription eyeglasses. ...Read more
Possible, not likely: Any eye surgery can result in loss of vision if poorly done, complicated or if aftercare is not adequate. Lasik demands proper patient selection. Not everyone is a good candidate. The incidence of poor outcome in present day lasik is very, very low and the outcomes are generally excellent! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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