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Does having ptosis eye surgery carry any risks?

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

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Drooping Eyelid (Definition)

Drooping eyelid (ptosis or blepharoptosis) = border of the upper eyelid sags ...Read more


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Does ptosis eye surgery carry any risks?

Does ptosis eye surgery carry any risks?

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

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What are the risks associated with lasek eye surgery?

What are the risks associated with lasek eye surgery?

LASEK vs LASIK : As a former lasik surgeon and patient myself i'm stating that lasek is safer in every situation. There really isn't any debate about that. The tradeoff is the recovery takes a couple of days longer. ...Read more

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What are the complications associated with lasik eye surgery?

What are the complications associated with lasik eye surgery?

There are many: Infection, progressive thinning of the cornea, halos, dry eye and others. Talk to your refractive surgeon prior to undergoing any surgery. ...Read more

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Does having a thyroid condition interfere with getting lasik eye surgery?

Does having a thyroid condition interfere with getting lasik eye surgery?

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 more

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What are the complications associated with vitrectomy eye surgery?

What are the complications associated with vitrectomy eye surgery?

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 more

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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?

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?

Lasik: Lasik risks include dry eye, glare & haloes, infection, corneal scarring, flap problems, need for enhancement, decreased vision, and other issues. The risk of these issues is uncommon and vision threatening complications are incredibly rare. ...Read more

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What number of percent people do eye surgery. does eye surgery is normal or rare?

What number of percent people do eye surgery. does eye surgery is normal or rare?

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

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What is the risk of having lasik surgery for better vision?

What is the risk of having lasik surgery for better vision?

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

Not quite clear!: I am uncertain about your abbreviations. The psc cataract very much affects he vision poorly, but removing them will lead to complete presbyopia! you have o decision how visually significant the cataract is for you! ...Read more

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What are the risks of having a vitrectomy to remove eye floaters?

What are the risks of having a vitrectomy to remove eye floaters?

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 more

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Is cataract surgery on both eyes worth it given risk of fuchs dystrophy?

Is cataract surgery on both eyes worth it given risk of fuchs dystrophy?

Depends: Depends on how bad the fuch's is, and how bad the cataract is, and how motivated you are to see better. If cornea fails, dsek has a very good success rate. ...Read more

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Is there any risk in having eye floaters your whole life?

Is there any risk in having eye floaters your whole life?

Yes, but small: Eye floaters are generally a common part of the aging process. Rarely, a floater may indicate an eye problem. New floaters or changes in your floaters should prompt an evaluation with your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any risks or side effects to multifocal lens implant surgery?

Are there any risks or side effects to multifocal lens implant surgery?

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 more

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