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Yes: You can avoid stimuli to its progression light uv light, dust and wind. Medical treatment is surgical, outpatient and not requiring that you go to sleep. It is highly effective; not something to be feared if in fact you have a pterygium advanced enough to need removal. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Pterygium:very common, abnormal growth of clear covering (conjunctiva) of white part of the eye (sclera) over the cornea (window of the eye). If severe and causing discomfort or red, it can be removed with surgery. It is generally benign. It is due to excess sun/UV exposure usually. Prevention is only remedy. Avoid sun (sunglasses, hat); avoid smoking. Natural ...Read more
Return to MD: You should return to the ophthalmologist who did the original excision. This is a field of active interest and investigation and probably new treatments are available since your original excision. It probably can be removed with improved techniques. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
May be covered: If the pterygium is causing vision issues or chronic, constant irritation, it may be covered by medical insurance. The cost if it is not covered will depend on where the surgery is done (less expensive at an outpatient surgery center than a hospital), and what approach is used. Ask your surgeon! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pterygium: Pterygium:very common, abnormal growth of clear covering (conjunctiva) of eye's white part (sclera) over the cornea (window of the eye). If severe and causing discomfort or red, it can be removed with surgery. It is generally benign. It is due to excess sun/UV exposure. Prevention is key remedy. Avoid sun (sunglasses, hat); avoid smoking. CLs do not cause it but can exacerbate sx/growth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends : It really depends on how the pterygium surgery was done. As a general rule, you should avoid heaving lifting, bending over and straining, to minimize the risk of bleeding post-op for 1 week. Your eyes should also be kept dry. You may also need to wear a shield to protect the surgical site. Ask your surgeon for more detailed post-of care instructions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laparoscopic surgery: Also called minimally invasive surgery, usually three or four small incisions are made in the abdominal wall, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length. Then a small tube is inserted into each incision and the abdomen in inflated to allow space to see the inside of the abdomen with a camera, mounted on one of the tubes. The cecum is removed and intestine reconnected with specially designed staplers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: The atrium is one of the 4 chambers of the heart. You have 2 atria and 2 ventricles. The right atrium receives blood from the body that needs to be re-oxygenated by the lungs. It sounds like you have a mass there of some sort. Excision simply means surgical removal. So it seems that your surgeon will remove this mass in the right atrium surgically for pathological evaluation. ...Read more
Yes but...: While pterygiums occur more frequently in those exposed to wind, sun, etc. And thus are more common in southern climates, if the pterygium is growing or interfering with your vision, better option might be to remove it. Seen an ophthalmologist for his/her opinion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pterygium Surgery: After Pterygium Surgery: avoid sun, protect eyes from wind/dirt also; avoid rubbing eye, swimming with eyes open under water for first 5-7 days. Wear shield when sleeping first 5-7 days. Use steroid & antibiotic drops as indicated. Start gentle lid hygiene cleaning after 1st 8 days. Consider asking if you have demodex on eyelids and need tea tree oil. ...Read more
Minimal: There is very little pain with a leep procedure. I do them in my office using a paracervical block which requires an injection on each side of the cervix. Most of my patients do not feel that injection. If I do the leep in the operating room, those patients have an I.V. Which does require a neele stick for its placement - still only a needle stick - minimal pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to remove the surgical dressing from a open acj excision after 6 days. Or should it be longer?
Ask your surgeon: For any surgery to have the optimal chance at healing, it is important to follow the postoperative instructions of your surgeon. This would include when to remove your dressing, so please check with your surgeon on their office if you have questions about your postoperative care. ...Read more
I have been inflicted with an excision on my back about a week ago and it itches soooo bad i'm going nuts ! is it suppose to itch this bad ?
EXCISION?: ARE YOU SAYING YOU HAD SOMETING REMOVED FROM YOU BACK? APPLY SOME LOTION AND SEE A DOCTOR TO INSPECT YOU SKIN. ...Read more
Can i remove the waterproof dressing for a open acj excision after 7 days. I have a appointment with the consultant in 2 weeks for a wound inspection.
Ask your surgeon: If you have a question before your scheduled appointment, you should call your surgeon's office to ask your questions. ...Read more
Hello , i had an a classical hemmorhoidal excision op on 19.11.13(external).How long it takes till it´s completlely healed?Still have something there..
Scar excision: Scar excision would be cutting out the scar and resewing it up. Perhaps the scar spread or partially opened or got infected. By excising the scar it can be sewn up in a fine line. Sometimes the doctor may want to make the scar irregular or alter it's direction. These are cosmetic techniques to improve the scars eventual appearance a scars appearance can also be improved with dermabrasion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer