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Can you tell me whether there is an alternative to laser eye surgery?

Can you tell me whether there is an alternative to laser eye surgery?

Yes: Glasses and contact lenses are excellent alternatives in most cases and should be explored first before surgery, which is irreversible, is undertaken. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there an alternative treatment to steroid treatment?

Can you tell me is there an alternative treatment to steroid treatment?

Why do you ask?: There's no substitute for glucocorticoids in Addison's disease, and if you try "herbal remedies" as a substitute, you may pay with you life. For most other illnesses for which glucocorticoids are prescribed, there are a variety of other immune modulating agents. Use herbals and "complementary" products only as adjuncts if you are serious sick. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there an allergy test for surgical steel?

Can you tell me is there an allergy test for surgical steel?

NO: Surgical steel is hypoallergenic you are not going to be allergic to it. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is an eye refractive surgery for children?

Please let me know if there is an eye refractive surgery for children?

In special cases: The same gadgetry that is used for adults, can also alter the power of eyes in children. However, it requires general anesthesia, and that is simply not acceptable for a condition which will continue to change. There have been a few special cases in which one eye is impossibly too far from the power of the other eye and might therefore lose vision, but these are special. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the worst your vision can be before you laser surgery is no longer an option?

Please help! what is the worst your vision can be before you laser surgery is no longer an option?

Any vision: Any vision is worth saving so if there is a laser procedure that would protect and/or improve your vision, even 10%, i would consider it worthwhile. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there an migraine cure?

Can you tell me is there an migraine cure?

Not curable, but...: Migraine should be viewed as an attack that is accompanied by various neurological and non-neurological features as well as headache.Over the years, many theories on the pathophysiology of migraine have been assumed, but the exact cause of migraine is still controversial and lacks in our understanding remain. Migraine is not curable, but treatable or rather manageable. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is eye laser surgery today?

Can you tell me how is eye laser surgery today?

Laser Eye Surgery: Is very advanced today with the use of Femtosecond Lasers. Risks have decreased significantly. Still risk remain of: needing touch up; dry eye (see eyedoc2020@blogspot.com for treatments/prevention); infection (very rare); ectasia (very rare). See eyeMD for full evaluation if you are a candidate. ...Read more

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Could you please tell me where is the best place to have a laser eye surgery?

Could you please tell me where is the best place to have a laser eye surgery?

Laser eye center: Ask a local ophthalmologist or optometrist. Your best bet is to see someone who has performed hundreds if not thousands of procedures. I had mine done by a highly trained ophthalmologist at a laser eye center near my home. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is gamma-knife surgery a viable alternative to a craniotomy?

Can you tell me is gamma-knife surgery a viable alternative to a craniotomy?

Consult surgeon: Type of radiation treatment usually performed when tumor or other abnormality in the brain is too hard to reach with standard neurosurgery or person not healthy enough to undergo standard surgery or person prefers a less invasive treatmentbrain tumor. Radiosurgery useful in the management of small noncancerous (benign) and cancerous (malignant) brain tumors.Have to ask neurosurgeon advice. ...Read more

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Please tell me if an eye surgery for floaters is risky?

Please tell me if an eye surgery for floaters is risky?

Yes: Many ophthalmologists feel that the risk of the surgery is not warranted for this indication. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is non-surgery method to cure cataract?

I need to know if there is non-surgery method to cure cataract?

Non surgical options: N-acetylcarnosine (NAC) in small studies showed improve vision in cataract patients. However, has not been studied in double blind, randomized, prospective way & studies paid for by company- vested interest. It is not FDA approved. Surgery only cure. Sun protection & eating a diet rich in antioxidants may help prevent worsening. More info at: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a size limit for tumors which can be operated with laser technique?

Please let me know if there is a size limit for tumors which can be operated with laser technique?

Leave it to Surgeons: That is too technical a question for you to be concerned about. Surgeons can cut out tumors with knife or all kinds of laser-like devices...Size does not matter . It all depending on where the tumor is located, rest he/she will know how to cut it out. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is and which is the price for an trabeculectomy surgery?

Can you tell me what is and which is the price for an trabeculectomy surgery?

Lower eye pressure: There's couple of types, but both are surgical treatments to lower your eye pressure. Cost is usually covered by your insurance. However, if your are self pay, then it can vary whether you have it done at a hospital or an ambulatory surgery center. They can range $4k-$10k if you are a cashing paying patient. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any alternatives to surgery for omphalocele?

Can you tell me if there are any alternatives to surgery for omphalocele?

No: Unfortunately, there are no other real alternatives. The bowel needs to be placed back in abdomen, slowly (depending on how much is outside) and the defect has to closed primarily (ie surgery). ...Read more

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What treatment or surgery can I do to correct a myopia-refraction error?

What treatment or surgery can I do to correct a myopia-refraction error?

LASIK surgery: Results from lask ( laser assisted in situ keratomileusis ) surgery , by resurfacing cornea, myopia could be corrected, with goodresults. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there any definitive treatment for cystoide macular edema?

Can you tell me is there any definitive treatment for cystoide macular edema?

Yes: First an evaluation to determine cause must be done, then the caused treated. For the edema, itself eyedrops containing steroids and non-steroid anti-inflammtory agents are used. If this fails to work, then injections of anti-vegf agents, such as avastin, (bevacizumab) can be done. See a retinal specialist for this problem. ...Read more