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Cataract When Is It Vision Threatening
If 20/20 vision is achieved in the amblyopic eye, does it mean that the amblyopia is resolved? Will the vision still be blurry?
After dilation, eyes very blurred, but can see okay with glasses, when not dilated. Indicates cataract surgery? Is cataracts reversible?
No: Everyone's vision becomes blurred with dilation for examination. Cataracts are an clouding of the eye lens that can occur naturally with aging. They are not reversible. However, surgery to remove and insert an artificial lens is indicated only when vision loss affects your activities of daily living, e.g. driving, watching TV, reading the newspaper. The surgery is brief and almost painless. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm seeing double vision out my lazy eye but is affecting both eyes but it only happens sometimes..Is this treatable?
Double vision: Need to see an ophthalmologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: If by a stressed cornea, you mean one that is swollen, due to fluid accumulation, it is normal for your vision to be reduced. "stress"on the corneal that results in edema can arise from infection, surgical inflammation, trauma, inherited corneal and dystrophies , among others. Treatment of the underlying cause of the "stress" is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How progressive is unilaterlal macular pucker? Corrected vision in that eye is 20/40.Opposite eye no pucker,corrected vision 20/30.Age 69.
Epiretinal membrane: Macular pucker or Epiretinal membrane is caused in many conditions eg. Trauma, Vitreius or Retinal detachment, Diabetes or Retinal vascular episodes Condition can progress to Macular hole and cause visual distortion. Surgical treatment is Vitrectomy and excision if any tension strands. Surgery us not recommended till vision is 20/200! Or worse. You have relatively good vision and no distortion ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dilation: As a common part of the vision evaluation, the pupil may need dilation with eyedrops to allow a better view of the back of the eye.This causes some disturbance of the vision including difficulty focusing and blur from the enlarged pupil. All of this will disappear by the next day as the pupil normalizes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is that: Not sure what you mean by stressed cornea! please get more info and re-submit your question. ...Read more
Multiple reasons: There are many reasons why glaucoma (which is high pressures in the eye) might occur after lensectomy. The two most common reasons are (1) as a side effect of a steroid eye drop (typically used after surgery); or (2) the 'gel' used during the surgery clogs up the natural drain within the eye, causing a backflow and the pressure to rise. Other causes are much more rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lasik eye sugery. Is that safe? What's the risk. Will it lead to even worse eyesight or blindness?
Very safe: This is now a well worked out procedure. The major risk is the development of eye dryness afterwards. Rarely the final power is a little off but can be touched up if needed. Changes for the worse in eyesight are extremely rate and blindness has not been reported in millions of cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually innocent : Vitreous floaters commonly develop as the eye ages, a process called vitreous syneresis. However, if floaters abruptly occur with/without light flashes, an examination is important to rule out any underlying problems with the retina. Floaters may also arise from intraocular hemorrhage orinflammation. Sometimes migraine auras are perceived as floaters, but are actually due to cerebral blood flow ch ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Delayed development : The visual system continues developing until age 10-12years. If something interferes with the vision in one eye (cataract, trauma, strabismus[crossed eyes]) the image it produces is confusing and the brain blocks the image out. The optic nerve and tracts in the brain stop developing if the image is blocked(suppressed). If the blocking continues to age 12 the lack of development becomes permanent ...Read more
If cataract surgery is necessary is epiretinal membrane removed even if vision is not significantly affected by it.
Cataract Surgery: Cataract surgery has advanced tremendously in the last few decades. Partial vision loss after surgery can be due to a long list: swollen macula (CME), inflammation, vein/artery occlusion, optic nerve damage, surgical complications, etc. An eyeMD can do tests to see what is the cause. Best of luck. ...Read more
Possibly: Some redness is to be expected from the eye drops used and local irritation of the surgery and inflammation. Sometimes bruising over the white part of the eye can appear very red or purple. The seriousness of redness after the surgery largely depends on the date from surgery, the visual acuity, and pain or discharge. Certainly a phone call is warranted to the eye surgeon to address it. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: Contact lenses correct the blur of needs for corrective vision. If properly fit and the right power, the vision should be clear. If you have just been fit, then go back to the person who sold you the lenses and get this improved. If you have been wearing lenses for a while, sometimes the underlying correction can change and you will need an update. ...Read more
Absolutely: Lasik does a terrific job of providng glasses and contact lens freedom - in the right people. The procedure is fast, easy to tolerate and works great, but you must be a good candidate. Have an evaluation with a laser vision specialist in your area; this should be someone who specializes in only laser vision correction. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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