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Can scleral buckle surgery permanently damage my eyesight?

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

Eye Sight (Definition)

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


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Can scleral buckle surgery cause permanent eye damage?

Can scleral buckle surgery cause permanent eye damage?

Rarely: Scleral buckles are used to fix a retinal detachment. Rarely, it can limit the blood supply to the front of the eye and cause problems. It usually does not cause any issues. ...Read more

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Can scleral buckle surgery permanently alter your vision?

Can scleral buckle surgery permanently alter your vision?

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

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Can lasik eye surgery accidentally damage your eyes?

Can lasik eye surgery accidentally damage your eyes?

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 more

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Can having cataract surgery also damage vision?

Can having cataract surgery also damage vision?

Not usually: Like all surgical procedures, cataract surgery can have complications. These complications can cause damage to the eye and vision. Fortunately cataract surgery complications are uncommon. ...Read more

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What to do about permanent red eye after scleral buckle surgery?

What to do about permanent red eye after scleral buckle surgery?

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

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Can refractive surgery improve my eye vision?

Can refractive surgery improve my eye vision?

Depends: If your vision can be improved with glasses, this is likely a good solution. However, visual losses due to disease, amblyopia, abnormality of the eye formation, etc. are conditions where refractive surgery would not help. ...Read more

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How does silicone oil left in my eye after detached retina surgery affect my sight?

How does silicone oil left in my eye after detached retina surgery affect my sight?

Farsighted: Silicone oil induces far sightedness while it is in the eye. This will be reversible when it and when is removed. ...Read more

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Does the laser surgery to get rid off myopia permanent?

Does the laser surgery to get rid off myopia permanent?

No: When we do laser procedures to treat myopia your vision becomes great! but your natural lens inside your eye continues to age so nearly everyone who has laser vision correction eventually needs correction again. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Will my vision be corrected from lasik?

Will my vision be corrected from lasik?

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 more

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Can laser eye surgery cause a detached retina weeks later?

Can laser eye surgery cause a detached retina weeks later?

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 more

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Can the eye ball regrow after laser eye surgery?

Can the eye ball regrow after laser eye surgery?

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 more

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Does anyone know an eye surgeon who can fix permanent retina damage? Are retinas fixable?

Does anyone know an eye surgeon who can fix permanent retina damage?  Are retinas fixable?

Retina Specialist: You need to consult with a retinal specialist. Some conditions can be treated and others can not with variable outcomes. ...Read more

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How can brightocular surgery hurt your eyes?

How can brightocular surgery hurt your eyes?

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

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Will my vision deteriorate after cataract surgery?

Will my vision deteriorate after cataract surgery?

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

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Can eye sight come if white scleral fully damaged by heating steel rod into eye. ?

Can eye sight come if white scleral fully damaged by heating steel rod into eye.
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Scleral damage: It depends on how much damage your eye has sustained. If you have an eye injury, make an appointment to see your local ophthalmologist as soon as possible. If the injury is very recent, go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Can lasik surgery cause blindness?

Can lasik surgery cause blindness?

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 more

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Sclera (Definition)

The sclera is the white hard covering of the eye. It creates the actual "eye ball" and is made out of dense connective tissue. The conjunctiva is a thin, clear ...Read more