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Which fillers last longer: restylane, (dermal fillers) juvederm, teosyal, esthelis, aquamid, or bio alcamid?
I avoid "permanent": Though Aquamid (and others)is not available in the US, it is in other countries. (if it's being offered in the US you should avoid that office altogether). I generally recommend that my patients avoid permanent fillers though, especially when they are young like you, because you don't know how your face will change over the next 20 years. You may end up with volume where you don't want or need it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cataract IOL choice: Best intraocular (IOL) choice: Depends on what you want to see best after surgery, do you have astigmatism, etc. If you want good reading, intermediate, distance VA, Multifocal or Crystalens may be option. Full answer: Cataract Surgery Options at eyedoc2020.blogspot.com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It Depends: It depends on your malocclusion and how bad your bite is. Invisalign is a viable option for many patients. If your orthodontist says either will work for you then you should do what's best for you. Invisalign pro's are easy cleaning of the teeth, can eat most anything and less discomfort. Invisalign negatives include they must be worn at least 22 hours per day and removed to eat and clean. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Toric IOLs: The Crystalens and Trulign are high tech intraocular lenses called presbyopia-correcting or "premium" IOLs. Crystalens for those who have both cataracts and hyperopia, which causes near vision problems. The Trulign Toric IOL best suited to people who have astigmatism and wish to have improved uncorrected near, intermediate and distance vision after cataract surgery. Be prepared for side effects ...Read more
Congenital formation: Blepharophimosis: The eyelids have grown such that the opening is very tiny between the upper and lower lid. Ptosis: The usual meaning is that the muscle-tendon complex controlling the elevation of the upper eyelid is not maintaining the lift above the pupil, so the upper lid tends to cover the pupil. Epicanthus inversus: The skin fold coming up from below at the inner corner of the eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is safe in the: right hands. Get 1st and 2nd opinions to see how different eye surgeons do the operation and post care. Oculoplastic surgeons are trained to do lid surgery, and finish fellowships in this post residency for 2 years. So, they have the best handle of what can happen, or go wrong, and advise you what is best in your unique situation. Listen carefully to the post care, follow up! ...Read more
Depends : There are many approaches to provide better vision. Cataract surgery despite all the advantages and even with femto laser assisted cataract surgery still has a higher risk profile than lasik . However if you have visually significant cataracts then lasik a poor choice. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Are astigmatic and presbyopic IOL's examples of what is known or referred to as "accommodating" IOL's for cataract surgery?
Yes: The other way around, accommodating IOLs are a subset of presbyopia correcting IOLs. In order to correct presbyopia, you can use multifocal IOLs, accommodating IOLs and monovision. In order to best correct presbyopia, your astigmatism needs to be minimized to less than 0.5 diopter. There are presbyopia IOLs that correct astigmatism. These are the so-called toric IOLs Best wishes ...Read more