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Does Having Ptosis Eye Surgery Carry Any Risks
Minimal: For adults, ptosis surgery involves anesthetizing the lid, opening it and finding the muscle that lifts the eye (the levator) and shortening it to elevate the lid. There are variants of this with slightly different techniques sometimes dependent on the cause of the ptosis. Risks are largely positional: the lid may end up too high or too low and it may not match the other eye. ...Read more
Yes: All surgeries have risks associated. Ptosis repair complications can include: inability to close the lid fully (potentially leading to corneal drying/damage), asymmetry between appearance of lids on the 2 sides, scarring/thickening of the lid, in turning or out turning of the lid (& therefore the eyelashes) and of course residual ptosis. ...Read more
It depends: If your thyroid disease is under good control and you do not have eye changes associated with it, lasik can probably be done. It is important to make sure your corneas are healthy and not dry; and to make sure your eyelids fully close so that your corneas are not exposed. Find an experienced lasik surgeon to do the pre-op assessment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discuss w/ Retina MD: The most common complication from a vitrectomy is progression of cataract. At your age of 44, that may not be a major factor. Other risks that occur less than 5% of the time are retinal detachment, and bleeding. Post-operative infections from vitrectomies are rare. Depending on what the underlying condition is that you have, there may be a risk of disease progression and need for further surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have graves disease&bulging eyes.Is there minor surgery i can have to reduce staring appearance&under eye bags?Orbital decompression seems drastic?
What are the possible side-effects of lasik treatment for myopia? I want to correct my myopia with lasik surgery, but i’m worried about complications. What are the potential risks of lasik, and how common do complications occur?
Hard question: Depends where you live in the world. Also depends on how many people are able to get preventive care to mitigate needing eye surgery. Some eye surgeries are elective or cosmetic. So there's many variables to determine what the statistics would truly be in any given situation. In many third world or fourth world countries, people can't afford to have any surgery done. ...Read more
Nothing is risk-free: The intra-operative complication rates are small, <1%, and the more common post-operative complications are dry eye and under correction. Overall, it is considered very safe, but every surgery has risks of infection (about 1 in 1000). Lasik also has risks for ectasia or flap complications. ...Read more
What are the risks associated with laser eye surgery? I have very bad eyesight and am tired of wearing glasses, but i'm afraid that laser eye surgery could make me go blind. Is that a possibility? Are there any serious side effects of the surgery?
There are risks: Lasereyesurgery perfomed with the correct pre, intra and postoperative care is often life changing.However, there are potential complicatiuons for every type of surgery.Night vision disturbances, glare and halos are common, often improve and usually tolerable. More severe complications such as inflammations and infections can often be treated with good results.Major visual loss is rarely possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 27 VD, ps cataract, will no stitch surgery really improve my vision or get it worse? will my other eye develop VD and cataract as well in the future?
No: Your ophthalmologist will address both concerns.Get a more detailed answer ›
Be Cautious: While floaters are a nuisance( I have some myself), the risks of a vitrectomy surgery outway the benefits, unless the floaters are so dense that they preclude visual function. Vitrectomy is a major eye surgery and possible complications include retinal detachment, cataract, infection, and rarely, blindness. You would be wise to get multiple opinions from several retinal surgeons before proceeding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If i don't get lasik eye surgery, does that increase my chances of getting an eye disease in the future?
Do most patients achieve 20/20 vision after laser eye surgery? I'm considering laser eye surgery. As far as i know, the only problem with my eyes is nearsightedness, and there is no history of glaucoma or other eye disorders in my family. Is there a good
Multifocal IOL risks: MIOLs have many advantages: improve the reading, distance, & intermediate vision in the vast majority of patients (assuming macula, optic nerve, brain are functioning normally). Halos, glare (usually improves with time), need for reading glasses/distance Rx from residual astigmatism biggest risk after MIOLs aside from general surgery risks. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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