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Are there currently any stem cell studies being done for young patients w very complicated eye issues? Ectopic lens & pupil, cataracts, macular edema?
A condition in which some element of your skin--which is one of the most complex organs in the body--degenerates into cancer. The three most common types of skin cancer are: basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use and ...Read more
IOLs: Bright Ocular is an intraocular implant placed in the Anterior chamber of the eye to change the color of Iris in conditions like: Albinism, Iris Coloboma, Partial or total Aniridia. It is not used to correct vision, but to treat intense photophobia.. lasik can be done few months prior or after the implant to correct the vision. It is FDA approved, to my knowledge. ...Read more
What risk factors are involved to undergo floater (eye) removal procedure by yag laser? Anything to do with retinal damage?
Floater removal: The use of a yag laser in the vitreous creates a shock wave that can cause a retinal tear or detachment. The yag laser can sometimes break up a large floater into several smaller floaters which may or may not be less bothersome. A floater, in of itself, is annoyance and the risks associated with removal must be weighed against the benefit. Please discuss with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If gas bubble is required in vitrectomy for peeling macular pucker will it raise eye pressure & cause high risk for progression of existing Glaucoma?
SEE your Eye doctor: Are you seeing EYE M.D.?!!He is better person to ask. ...Read more
Could a high myopic astigmatism patient have surface ablation laser eye correction twice to treat?
Chronic dry eyes - would this condition disqualify me from undergoing lasik to correct nearsightedness?
Depends: Depends on how severe your dry eye is. If it is mild-moderate, often the surgeon will optimize your dry eye prior to the procedure. If it is severe you may not be a good candidate as severe dry eye can be exacerbated by lasik. See a good lasik specialist for evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly : Depending on the way a glasses prescription is written, astigmatism can affect the numerical value of myopia. Let's say someone was -6.25 with +1.00 cylinder (astigmatism). This is written in "plus cylinder" notation. If written in minus cylinder, it would be -5.25 with -1.00 cylinder. You can also take the "spherical equivalent", which would be sphere + 1/2(cyl), or -5.75 in this case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Father 90, diagnosed squamous cell carcinoma, moderately differentiated, keratinizing. Can this be cured/contained by radiation only. Heart patient?
Can custom(wavefront) lasik correct higher order aberration not caused by corneal curvature?Safe to have the procedure in presence of lattice(retina)?
LASIK and Wavefront: Retinal lattice found in the periphery of many moderate and high myopes should not contribute to your central visual acuity, nor to the proposed treatment measured for your eye. Wavefront crs attempts to treat the entire wavefront measured through all the optical media of the eye, which would include the lens as well as the cornea, primarily. ...Read moreSee 2 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
Epiretinal membrane in 1 eye & cataracts in both. Are there any tests to determine which condition is likely causing glare & hazy vision when driving?
ERM & Cataracts: Epiretinal membranes (ERM) can affect central vision. A PAM (Potential Acuity Meter) can determine if it is just the cataract affecting general vision or the ERM. If ERM small, might still have 20/20 with PAM. Brightness acuity test (BAT): generally tells us how bad the cataract is. OCT (optical coherence tomography) tells us how significant ERM is. Frustration is in fact: still no guarantee which ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recently diagnosed w/Early stage Fuchs Dystrophy. high densitometry reading & guttate. Past 2yrs glare&hazyvision. Cataracts not the cause. Fuchs?
I'm undergoing laser tattoo removal. Read about possible cancers caused by fragmented ink particles. Can a healthy immune system eliminate most ink?
Yes: There is no solid data to believe that the ink causes cancers. THe q switched laser shatters the ink and your immune system carried it to the lymphatic's. Many times the entire tattoo can be removed esp black ink. but not always at times there is residual ink left behind. Colors like yellow, white some blues and greens also are more likely to have residual ink. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma invading sclero corneal and deep. What surgical option is there vision 20 100 ?
Needs treatments: Squamous cell carcinoma at sclera- corneal junction when invades ( no longer in situ bowman's , need staging of tumor also ) will need excision of conjunctiva 3 mm clear margin along with superficial layers of cornea , added cryotherapy will have lowest recurrence rate of 10 % , eye will be saved , some times chemo- therapeutic ointments are also used, speak to your doctor, . ...Read more
Is glaucoma, macular pucker or early Fuchs causing brief white out vision when driving in sun & then shade? diseases are in same eye & use monovision
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
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