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Conductive Keratoplasty (Overview)

Type of refractive surgery that uses radio waves to adjust the contour of the cornea by shrinking the corneal collagen around it. It is used to treat mild to moderate hyperopia. It is a non-invasive alternative to other types of eye surgery. See: http://www.Eyehealthweb.Com/conductive-keratoplasty/.


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Does radial keratotomy vision deteriorate?

Does radial keratotomy vision deteriorate?

Possible yes: Rk is almost never performed now because of the side effects which included regression, scarring, and irregular astigmatism. This was due to the fact that the human hand cannot make 8 or 16 perfectly symmetrical and identical incisions in the eye and that each incision would not heal exactly the same. Many patients with rk now have worse vision and many use contact lenses to treat astigmatism. ...Read more

Conductive Keratoplasty (Overview)

Type of refractive surgery that uses radio waves to adjust the contour of the cornea by shrinking the corneal collagen around it. It is used to treat mild to moderate hyperopia. It is a non-invasive alternative to other types of eye surgery. See: http://www.Eyehealthweb.Com/conductive-keratoplasty/.


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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?

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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Could laser eye surgery correct loss of visual field vision?

Could laser eye surgery correct loss of visual field vision?

No: It will not affect your field of vision. Of course, a 44 year old should have a normal field of vision. If you do not, that should be fully evaluated. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery a cosmetic procedure?

Is lasik eye surgery a cosmetic procedure?

LASIK surgery: Lasik surgery is an elective surgery that is typically not covered by insurance. Another term is to call lasik a self-pay surgery (rather than an insurance-covered procedure). I hope this helps best regards bill trattler, md. ...Read more

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Is an implantable cardioverter defibrillator removed in heart bypass surgery?

Is an implantable cardioverter defibrillator removed in heart bypass surgery?

No: The defib. Device is implatnted in the inner chambers of the heart and bypass is on the out side of the heart where the coronary arteries lie.Unless theres another reason to remove the device ie an infection the device is left in. ...Read more

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Is retinal detachment surgery a permanent cure?

Is retinal detachment surgery a permanent cure?

Possibly: Scleral buckle and vitrectomy are two surgeries that can result in long term stabilization of the retina. In many patients, this is a permanent cure. Retinal re-detachment can occur and requires repeat surgery 5-15% of the time. ...Read more

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Can radial keratotomy vision deteriorate throughout life?

Maybe: One of the long term problems with rk surgery is the lack of long term stability in some patients. Sometimes, their prescription keeps changing over time, usually making them become more far-sighted. There are some therapies available that may help. Consult a corneal specialist. ...Read more

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Is swimmers ear permanent?

Is swimmers ear permanent?

Not permanent: Swimmer's ear describes infection of the external auditory canal. While the infection can be chronic and recurrent, particularly in swimmers and those who tend to get water or moisture in their ear canals, it is not a "permanent" disease. ...Read more

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What is prk vision correction surgery like?

What is prk vision correction surgery like?

Usually good: Prk alters the power of the eye by using the laser to sculpt a new lens into the cornea, the window at the front of the eye. Once healed, the vision is usually excellent and so the vision is as if you never needed glasses because in fact you would not need them. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery considered a cosmetic procedure?

Is lasik eye surgery considered a cosmetic procedure?

Yes: Yes. Lasik is considered a cosmetic or elective procedure by insurances so it not covered by the vast majority of plans. ...Read more

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Are alar batten grafts a permanent solution to nasal valve collapse?

Are alar batten grafts a permanent solution to nasal valve collapse?

"batten"grafts/valve: Nothing is a guarantee here these cases. Best to ask the operative surgeon the potential results... ...Read more

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Hearing impairment audiometry interpretation best done by audiologist?

Hearing impairment  audiometry interpretation best done by audiologist?

Yes: An audiologist is a specialist who cannot only interpret the testing, but make recommendations on further testing to determine if and what type of treatment might be necessary. ...Read more

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Can epiretinal membrane affect peripheral vision?

Not by itself: If an epiretinal membrane is the only pathology in the back of the eye, then the peripheral vision will be unaffected. Epiretinal membranes are commonly present in association with other retinal problems which may affect the peripheral vision although the membrane did not cause that. ...Read more

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Is a deviated septum fixed through endoscopic sinus surgery?

Is a deviated septum fixed through endoscopic sinus surgery?

Yes and no: If you have both deviated septum and sinus problems then you will need endoscopic surgery. Deviated septum repair is a more conventional surgery, and it depends on the severity of the deviated septum. If you have sinus problems, be sure your ENT has gotten a ct scan to evaluate your sinuses so that you avoid two invasive procedures. ...Read more

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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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Does pharyngeal flap reconstruction fix hypernasality? Is it a risky procedure?

Does pharyngeal flap reconstruction fix hypernasality? Is it a risky procedure?

Rec: Study yourself: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharyngeal_flap_surgery & Google the phrase. Like all surgeries, never risk free & powerfully depends on the individual situation, pre-existing health issues plus the skill & experience of the surgeon combined with followup care. Always best to work at understanding the procedure, along with possible complications, solutions & alternatives, yourself. ...Read more

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Can most ENT surgeons perform a perilymph fistula patch procedure?

Can most ENT surgeons perform a perilymph fistula patch procedure?

Not likely.: See an otologist or neurotologist, sub-specialists in ent. ...Read more

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What is involved in a photorefractive keratectomy (prk)?

What is involved in a photorefractive keratectomy (prk)?

PRK: First it is determined if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Prk is done with eye drop anesthesia. You recline in a chair similar to a dentist chair, and an instrument is placed to hold the eyelids open. You look upward toward the laser opening. The surgeon checks the positioning, settings, and alignment, and proceeds with treatment. A bandage contact lens may be placed for comfort. ...Read more

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Av fistula, av graft, subclavian or femoral catheter, av shunt permanent or temporary, which is better?

Av fistula, av graft, subclavian or femoral catheter, av shunt permanent or temporary, which is better?

AV fistula: Countless studies and decades of research have shown a clear advantage for patients who undergo hemodialysis through an av fistula. The second best is an av graft and all catheter-based modalities for hemodialysis are a distant third. ...Read more

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Keratoplasty (Definition)

Plastic surgery of the cornea; corneal transplantation. There ...Read more