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Does 'laser iridotomy' in glaucoma treatment damages cornea?

Does 'laser iridotomy' in glaucoma treatment damages cornea?

No: No this procedure should not damage the cornea but can cause some short term irritation of the cornea. ...Read more

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That lines the inner eyeball that turns light into chemical/electrical signals interpreted by brain which we ...Read more


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Eye diseases like macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and cataracts are all in older people, right?

Eye diseases like macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and cataracts are all in older people, right?

Age Related: All of those conditions are predominantly age related, although all can occur less often in young people. ...Read more

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Which is the significance of retinitis pigmentosa, an eye disease?

Which is the significance of retinitis pigmentosa, an eye disease?

Retinitis pigmentosa: Retinitis pigmentosa (rp) is a group of inherited disorders characterized by progressive peripheral vision loss and night vision difficulties that can eventually lead to central vision loss. ...Read more

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Is glaucoma a disease related to optic nerve or aqueous humor?

Is glaucoma a disease related to optic nerve or aqueous humor?

Yes: If the aqueous humor flow is disturbed, usually by some degree of obstruction of the drains inside the eye. then the pressure elevates. This can cause compromise to the nerves and blood vessels at the optic nerve, with loss of vision if not treated. So glaucoma is a disease of the aqueous flow which affects the vision through the optic nerve. ...Read more

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Advanced Macular pucker & stable glaucoma in 1 eye. 2nd eye mild ERM. What is prognosis for adequate vision. Concerned that both eyes have disease.

Advanced Macular pucker & stable glaucoma in 1 eye. 2nd eye mild ERM. What is prognosis for adequate vision. Concerned that both eyes have disease.

Close follow up: Macular pucker can occur as a consequence of spontaneous pucker. There are procedures that can be done to help eliminate this but they carry some risk so usually the retinal surgeons who do this will wait for a level of lowered vision that is significant or note progression as a reason to intervene. The glaucoma is a separate issue for both eyes. These conditions should be closely monitored. ...Read more

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Can lattice degeneration be thought of (seen) as warts on the pigment epithelium of peripheral retina?

Can lattice degeneration be thought of (seen) as warts on the pigment epithelium of peripheral retina?

No: Lattice is a peripheral thinning found commonly in near sighted patients. It can be a risk factor for developing retinal tears which can lead to detachment of the retina. Lattice is not infectious, nor is it caused by a virus as are warts. The pigment epithelium does not get warts. ...Read more

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Is macular degeneration the same as retinal degeneration? My eye reports says Bilateral: Defect is consistent with retinal degeneration. I'm 33.

Is macular degeneration the same as retinal degeneration?  My eye reports says Bilateral: Defect is consistent with retinal degeneration.  I'm 33.

Not really: Macular degeneration is a type of retinal degeneration found in the senior population that affects only the center of vision. Many other types of retinal degeneration exist from congenital, to acquired, from hereditary to environmental and from severe to minimal. I would be happy to interpret the report if you send me more details. ...Read more

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Progressive macular pucker 20/30 vision, distortion & glaucoma. Visual fIeld good,nerve damage 30-45%.Would vitrectomy cause glaucoma to progress?

Possible: Vitrectomy and glaucoma may have an association. It is suspected that glaucoma occurs more often in patients who have had vitrectomy and subsequent cataract surgery. An ongoing clinical trial is aimed to answer this question with more clarity. PROVE Study. http://www.aaojournal.org/article/S0161-6420(14)00344-3/references AND https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01162356 ...Read more

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Can traditional lasik cause lattice degeneration and retinal holes. Can the surgery in 2001?

Can traditional lasik cause lattice degeneration and retinal holes. Can the surgery in 2001?

Lattice degeneration: Is typically congenital or developmental. Lasik would not cause lattice. There are a variety of retinal holes but it would be uncommon for non-invasive ocular surgery to actually cause a hole. Retinal holes may worsen with surgery and should be evaluated by your retina specialist prior to ocular surgery. ...Read more

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Is glaucoma, macular pucker or early Fuchs causing brief white out vision when driving in sun & then shade? diseases are in same eye & use monovision

Is glaucoma, macular pucker or early Fuchs causing brief white out vision when  driving in sun & then shade? diseases are in same eye & use monovision

3 different problems: Fuchs is weakness of the front cornea. Glaucoma is a disease where too much pressure damages the vision. Macular pucker is damage to the retina/macula.. KISS...See the ophthalmologist...Get your answers ASAP.. Keep us posted... Dr.Sibley ...Read more

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I have myopic degeneration. Is that pathological myopia? OD: -15D macular pucker OS: -12D 1mm pigment on retina Both:100% PVD w/floaters gnats flashes

See retina specialit: Do you mean macular degeneration? It appears that you need an eye doctor specialized on the retina and macular. Don't delay another second since your eyesight may depend on it. ...Read more

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58 w/glaucoma, nerve tissue thinning, field vision normal, oct suspicious, pressure reduced from 28 to 16. Is this good?

58 w/glaucoma, nerve tissue thinning, field vision normal, oct suspicious, pressure reduced from 28 to 16. Is this good?

Good: The first step is that you went to an ophthalmologist. Since glaucoma does not have a pain or symptom at the beginning the patient may not be aware of the problem. Your pressure decreased from 28 to 16 more 40% which is a very good response. Please cont with your treatment and follow up with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Does laser eye surgery destroy the retinal rods or cones?

Does laser eye surgery destroy the retinal rods or cones?

Yes: Yes. Retinal laser destroys retinal rods and cones. That is the reason that laser is avoided close to the center of vision and if central laser is needed that the laser spot size and power is minimized. ...Read more

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Wouldnt pars plana vitrectomy reduce the risk of retinal tears or detachments due to vitreoretinal traction for someone with lattice and vitr degen?

Wouldnt pars plana vitrectomy reduce the risk of retinal tears or detachments due to vitreoretinal traction for someone with lattice and vitr degen?

Yes, but invasive: Your risk of tears or detachment is very low unless you are having flashes and have an enlarging area of lattice containing holes. The usual treatment in this case is laser not vitrectomy as vitrectomy itself carries risk of infection. ...Read more

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Eye diseases like cataracts or macular degeneration, what are these caused by?

Eye diseases like cataracts or macular degeneration, what are these caused by?

Multiple factors: The adult form of these are mostly age-related. But things like genetics, environmental factors, overall health and diet, smoking, can make these worse. ...Read more

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If lattice degeneration is area of atrophy of peripheral retinal pigment epithelium, can it be considered analogous to atrophy of skin epithelium?

Sort of : Lattice degeneration is retinal thinning of inner retina that may progress to outer layers, when the retinal pigment epithelium can become sec. ...Read more

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Is retina thinning and lattice degeneration the same thing?

Not quite: Lattice is the response in the peripheral retina to thinning and stress. There are other causes of retinal thinning and most retinal thinning does not lead to lattice. So they are not the same thing. ...Read more

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Can using Cosopt drops for glaucoma accelerate the progression of Fuchs Dystrophy disease.

Can using Cosopt drops for glaucoma accelerate the progression of Fuchs Dystrophy disease.

Possibly: "It appears that the drug can safely be used in eyes with normal corneas, where it had no significant effects on either corneal thickness or endothelial cell count after 1 year of therapy.However, application of dorzolamide can increase corneal thickness in patients with cornea guttata where the functional reserve of the endothelium is lower. What's more, the drug can cause irreversible damage". ...Read more

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I seen on news about pig eyes for cornea damage. Will it work for me I blind in right eye from coats disease when I was 3?

I seen on news about pig eyes for cornea damage. Will it work for me I blind in right eye from coats disease when I was 3?

Coats disease: Coats disease is a disease of the retina- back of the eye. The news you mentioned was about cornea transplants with pig eyes. The cornea is on top of the pupil on the outside of the eye. So cornea transplant will not help coats disease. ...Read more