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Several possible: Lazy eye is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched or if the eye is lined up better with surgery. If the process has gone on too long, the brain ignores the fix & surgery is simply cosmetic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several : Lasers are used extensively in medicine. In ophthalmology they are used across many fields. In refractive surgery they are used to make cataract surgery safer and to help rid young adults of eyeglasses. In glaucoma we use them to prevent blindness in open and closed glaucoma. In retina disease we use lasers to prevent blindness in diabetic retinopathy, ocular strokes, and repair retinal holes. ...Read more
No: The answer depends on how you define curable. We don't eliminate glaucoma with today's therapies, and we currently cannot restore vision that is permanently lost due to glaucomatous damage. However, we lower the intraocular pressure through medications, laser, or surgery in order to slow down or halt the rate of glaucoma progression so that you can outlive losing your sight. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Advanced Macular pucker & stable glaucoma in 1 eye. 2nd eye mild ERM. What is prognosis for adequate vision. Concerned that both eyes have disease.
Close follow up: Macular pucker can occur as a consequence of spontaneous pucker. There are procedures that can be done to help eliminate this but they carry some risk so usually the retinal surgeons who do this will wait for a level of lowered vision that is significant or note progression as a reason to intervene. The glaucoma is a separate issue for both eyes. These conditions should be closely monitored. ...Read more
Early stage glaucoma & moderate stage epiretinal membrane same eye not affecting vision much now. W/both diseases potential for central vision loss & peripheral vision loss causes anxiety. Prognosis?
The risk is very low: An epiretinal membrane is a common finding in 60 y/o female and typically remain visually insignificant. If it becomes visually significant, surgical treatment is very successful. Mild glaucoma is very treatable, and with appropriate followup and treatment, peripheral vision loss can be prevented. Central loss is extremely rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How progressive is unilaterlal macular pucker? Corrected vision in that eye is 20/40.Opposite eye no pucker,corrected vision 20/30.Age 69.
Epiretinal membrane: Macular pucker or Epiretinal membrane is caused in many conditions eg. Trauma, Vitreius or Retinal detachment, Diabetes or Retinal vascular episodes Condition can progress to Macular hole and cause visual distortion. Surgical treatment is Vitrectomy and excision if any tension strands. Surgery us not recommended till vision is 20/200! Or worse. You have relatively good vision and no distortion ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Two answers: Professor Fuchs described many different eye findings. The two conditions that bear his name are Fuchs dystrophy of the cornea, an age-related deterioration of the endothelial cells lining the inside of the cornea and leading to cloudy vision in some. The other is Fuchs cyclitis, an inflammatory condition of the eye leading to cataract and glaucoma. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: There are procedures for farsighted eyes and for nearsighted eyes as well. See an ophthalmologist to discuss your options. ...Read more
No: A homeopathic drop to "soothe" the eye. Typically "pink" eye is a viral conjunctivitis that has no cure, that is commonly acquired during the "cold" season. Time heals. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) artificial tears, decongestant eye drops, and proper eyelid hygiene generally is all that is necessary. Ocassionally a complicated pink eye needs an eye md to evaluate and treat. ...Read more
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