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Excersize After Laser Tear Surgery
There could be none.: There may be no possible consequences if your head movement was when the laser had not been "fired". If you moved during application of the laser you will have a loss of vision where the laser treatment occurred. If the laser treatment was away from your best area of vision you may never notice the additional area of loss. It would be best to ask the doctor that performed the procedure. ...Read more
Usually: A retinal tear allows fluid to seep under the retina and lift it off (retinal detachment). Laser energy can be delivered to surround the tear and create scar re-attachment which puts the retina back in place and prevents further change. It is a useful tool for correction of this problem in the right cases. Your retinal ophthalmologist can diagnose and treat this. ...Read more
I've already got lasered on both eyes for tears a while ago and now I need more laser. What are the risks to laser surgery for retinal holes?
Small: Laser for retinal holes is almost always done on the peripheral portions of the retina where vision is usually minimal or absent. The effect is to seal off the holes so they do not lead to a retinal detachment. Sometimes this needs to be repeated if the initial treatment did not have the full effect. ...Read more
How long do I have to wait to have sex after laser surgery for a retinal tear (almost 3 weeks ago) and a vitreous hemorrhage which has cleared?
A good? To ask: Ask your treating eye physician when it's safe, only he or she would know how stable your treatment is, or how serious your retinal integrity is. Good luck. ...Read more
I had a laser surgery for a tear in my retina. They put gas bubbles in my eye to keep it steady, 4 weeks later I still cannot see? Help me please?
No: The bubble was emplaced to push the retina back in its proper position. The vision recovery depends mostly on the type and degree of detachment. If it is air, then your eye will absorb it. If it is a silicone based gas, then it will need removal at some time after the retina is stabilized. Discuss this with your retinal surgeon. ...Read more
LASIK: Lasik is the acronym for laser in situ keratomileusis. It is performed using an excimer laser to provide optical correction for myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. A flap, under which the laser vision correction is performed, can be made with a mechanical microkeratome or a femtosecond laser like the intralase or ziemer ldv. ...Read more
Special cases: Most floaters are in the middle to the back of the eye and use of laser can be hazardous. A few floaters are in the front part of the vitreous and can be vaporized by laser. The debris is not removed, but simply fragmented so that it is less obvious. There is no pain, just a series of bright light flashes. ...Read more
TURP vs laser TUVP: Main differences occur with the surgeon's experience. Both procedures (mandated by insurers) must be scheduled/performed on an "outpt" basis, and may leave you with a Foley catheter for ~ 1 week. Reports suggest longer post-operative discomfort following laser tuvp. Also, no tissue is typically obtained for review with a laser procedure, unless the surgeon is performing a laser "resection.". ...Read more
Why: Laser spine surgery carries with it the same dangers as conventional spine surgery. The real question is are there advantages of laser spine surgery over conventional spine surgery. According to a paper by the mayo clinic laser spine surgery does not provide any advantage over conventional spine surgery. There are no independent studies that have confirmed the benefits of the laser spine surgery over conventional spine surgery. Additionally there in the next the tremendous expense of laser spine surgery that cost approximately 2 to 3 times that of conventional. ...Read more
Nothing new about it: The use of lasers for spine surgery have been around for years. These devices are used mainly to burn and destroy tissue or nerves in attempts to manage pain. There are places throughout the country that advertise this new state of the art technology. Not much new about it. Not any riskier than traditional spine surgery. Not sure it is more effective. ...Read more
Pro: less invasive (small incision, less tissue disturbance), maybe faster recovery (hard to prove)
con: more x-ray exposure, fewer surgeons competent in technique, may or may not prove more effective than conventional surgery
both it and conventional share surgical risks: infection, bleeding, continued symptoms, relapse, nerve or blood vessel problems, etc. ...Read more
Too long: It is not possible in 400 characters to list all the pros & cons of TURP and HoLEP (holium laser enucleation of the prostate).The end result is about the same. What is more important is which one the surgeon is more experienced in. I am sure this is not for you since you are only 31. ...Read more
Depends.: If the stone was completely fragmented and no ureteral stent was placed, recovery tends to be quick, 1-2 days. Some patients, despite this, can have a significant amount of pain or discomfort requiring pain medication. Residual stone disease, residual ureteral edema, ureteral stent pain, and urinary symptoms may persist and prolong recovery. ...Read more
Very little: Once strech marks develops very little can be done to make them disappear completely, wear elastic bandages, younger people do better, may become less conspicuous, go to gym if it is not helping you, see a plastic surgeon, . ...Read more
Safe overall.: Retinal laser is used for diabetic retinopathy and for retinal tears most often. The treatments are usually safe and effective. Complications are rare though sometimes encountered. An errant laser can cause a black spot in the vision, but this is rare in experienced hands. Also rare are problems with the pupil dilating. The benefit of laser to patients should exceed the risks otherwise why do? ...Read more
Can be: Much depends on exactly what type of laser surgery is being performed and exactly what the aftercare is. For example, patients who are undergoing co2 laser surgery may have significant discomfort if the areas are left uncovered; this discomfort can be decreased if the treated areas are covered and away from contact with air. Your physician will be able to provide you with more precise answers. ...Read more
A procedure.: Holep and greenlight pvp are examples of laser technologies used in the treatment of benign prostatic enlargement. When the prostate enlarges to the point of causing intractable symptoms or complications, removal of tissue can be performed in several ways, including laser surgery. Lasers are used to remove excess tissue. Some advantages are potentially less bleeding than the traditional turp. ...Read more
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