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Does lasik medication help lymphedema?

Does lasik medication help lymphedema?

No: I think you mean "lasix", which is a type of water pill, or diuretic. These medicines cause you to urinate more and remove water from your body, but they do not treat lymphedema. Lymphedema is not caused by having too much water in your body. It is caused by faulty or damaged lymph vessels which can't drain the fluid from your arms and legs. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Lymphedema (Definition)

Lymphedema is a medical condition in which the tiny amount fluid and protein that normally seeps out of blood vessels as it flows by cells cannot be returned to the blood vessels due to abnormalities in the lymph system, or the collecting ducts ...Read more


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Would I be a poor candidate for lasik surgery if I take medications that cause dry eyes?

Dry eye and LASIK: Patients with dry eye may need to use artificial tears or even Restasis for a month or so prior to having lasik. This will not only improve lasik outcomes and patient comfort, but it will also lead to more accurate pre-operative testing and planning. ...Read more

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How will an anti-inflammatory drug regimen affect my lasik surgery outcome? I am suffering from systemic lupus and take steroid anti-inflammatory drugs daily for a few years. These have noticeable side effects for me and wonder how my medication regimen w

It : It is unlikely the anti-inflammatory will have an impact. However, having lupus might influence your recovery rate, you may need more time for healing than a person without lupus. Usually, we recommend that patient not be in an acute inflammatory state with their lupus, symptoms are minimal at the time of lasik surgery. Be sure you lasik surgeon knows you have lupus, also discuss your upcoming lasik surgery with the provider monitoring your lupus. ...Read more

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How does lymphedema usually begin?

How does lymphedema usually begin?

Swelling: Typically after an injury (and surgery can be considered an injury) the lymphatics can become damaged and the limb can swell. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about custom lasik?

Custom LASIK: Custom lasik, is in my opinion the best technology available. Instead of using the refraction (which is better 1 or 2) it measures thousands of points across the visual system giving a treatment that is precise to each person. The benefit is the ability to obtain better vision than can be achieved with the best pair of glasses or contacts and a comparative reduction in night time glare. ...Read more

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Will my vision be corrected from lasik?

Will my vision be corrected from lasik?

Depends: ... On what you mean by "corrected." lasik can help correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. At age 48, your need for reading glasses will not be "corrected" by lasik. That is caused by presbyopia, a loss of focusing power of the lens of the eye that usually occurs during the mid 40s. ...Read more

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Could you tell me anything about lymphedema?

Could you tell me anything about lymphedema?

Lymphedema: Lymphedema is a chronic medical condition that requires daily care and attention. This is no different than a multitude of other medical problems like high blood pressure and diabetes. There are specialists in lymphedema that you should seek out. For example, many physical therapists specialize in the treatment (control) of lymphedema. Treatments include compression wraps. ...Read more

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When can I start watching moviesafter a lasik?

LASIK : You can watch movies immediately after the surgery if you wish. ...Read more

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Will I have to have the lasik procedure again?

Probably not: The odds are very low and are dependent on your age when you have the initial procedure and the type and amount of the initial correction. ...Read more

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