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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Congenital Abnormalities (Definition)

Abnormalites that are present at birth. Also known as birth defects. For example- cleft palate is a congenital abnormalities. Another example congenital heart disease is the presence of a ...Read more


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Is there anything promising currently in clinical development in terms of an injectable enzyme for treatment of eye floaters? Ocriplasmin seems to be a step in the right direction, albeit indirectly.

Enzyme for floaters.: Unfortunately, the ocriplasmin enzyme has very specific indications and really would not work for getting rid of floaters. The problem is in finding something strong enough to hydrolyze the floaters but not harm the eye. I am not aware of any research currently being done to treat floaters this way. ...Read more

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Glaucoma 2 eye dr opinions for baseline pressure. One said 27 & other 31. Target 18-19. Treatment result is 18. Which baseline number most accurate?

Glaucoma 2 eye dr opinions for baseline pressure. One said 27 & other 31. Target 18-19. Treatment result is 18. Which baseline number most accurate?

Both good: 15-20% reduction is the aim. The true target pressure is the one that prevents damage in your eye. It takes time and additional testing to determine if the target pressure is correct. Don't get so caught up in a single number-- both are good. ...Read more

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Home treatment for one abnormal (slight enlarge)eye problem?

Home treatment for one abnormal (slight enlarge)eye problem?

No home remedies: There are no home remedies. There are certain eye drops that can help, but your ophthalmologist would have to evaluate. Also, depending on how long this is going on for and how severe, it could be an indication of a larger problem. You should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for abnormal eye movement?

What is the best treatment for abnormal eye movement?

Depends: Treatment depends on the cause of the eye movements. See an eye doctor for further evaluation and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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ENT thinks my T-Tube is blocked due to abnormal Typanometry and prescribed Prednisolone eye drops to unblock the tube. Is this standard treatment?

ENT thinks my T-Tube is blocked due to abnormal Typanometry  and prescribed Prednisolone eye drops to unblock the tube. Is this standard treatment?

No: I don't see how prednisolone eye drop could relieve the eustachean tube obstruction unless it is used in the nose. However there are far better options than using an eye prep for the nasal area. This makes no sense anatomically or physiologically. ...Read more

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My sister diagnosed as open angle glaucoma suspect in 1 eye has been given cosopt. Is this drop unusual as a first line treatment?

My sister diagnosed as open angle glaucoma suspect in 1 eye has been given cosopt. Is this drop unusual as a first line treatment?

No: No. There are several excellent choices to initiate treatment. It's important to consider the patient's health, allergies, side effect concerns prior to selecting antiglaucoma medication. Also important is the desired iop lowering. With cosopt, you will get about 30% iop reduction, which is similar to prostaglandin analogues. I'm curious about "suspect" glaucoma diagnosis ; start of treatment... ...Read more

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I don't know much about herbal medicine but don't have good insurance. Are there any plant treatments for herniated disk?

I don't know much about herbal medicine but don't have good insurance. Are there any plant treatments for herniated disk?

Herbal Rx for HNP: While herbal treatments have not been shown to have any direct effect on herniated discs, time may be your best friend as many disc herniations can resorb and get smaller spontaneously and not need surgery, epidural steroids may be more beneficial for pain control. A short period of rest followed by therapy is always warranted. Surgery is indicated for progressive pain or neurologic deficits. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about the herbal treatment for weak erection?

Can you please tell me about the herbal treatment for weak erection?

None: There are none that are effective. They are many available that are worthless and a waste of your money. Lose weight, exercise, avoid alcohol and tobacco and certain drugs, but don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Any herbal treatment for getting rid of moles?

Any herbal treatment for getting rid of moles?

No: To the best of my knowledge there are no topical treatments that will make a mole go away. Nor are there any systemic herbal treatments that will do the same. ...Read more

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What is a good herbal treatment for leaky gut?

What is a good herbal treatment for leaky gut?

Leaky gut: I have never heard of leaky gut syndrome, but I am sure a herbalist will have a treatment. ...Read more

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What is maxillary sinuses and is there herbal treatment for this?

What is maxillary sinuses and is there herbal treatment for this?

Warm air : The roll of the maxillary sinuses is to warm and humidify air and to lighten the skull. I believe if you are asking about a treatment, you are asking about sinusitis. Using saline spay in the nostrils may help. ...Read more

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Can you suggest any herbal/holistic treatment for impact injured hand?

Can you suggest any herbal/holistic treatment for impact injured hand?

Many possibilities: It would help to know more about your injury. Homeopathic arnica is legendary for treating these types of injuries, both internally (12c or 30c potency) ; topically (see http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/arnica). Vitamin c ; zinc help injuries to heal. Acupuncture may help; microcurrent therapy ; cold lasers often help injuries to heal. Meriva (form of curumin) is a good anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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What herbal medicine can be taken in place of femara (letrozole) for cancer treatment?

What herbal medicine can be taken in place of femara (letrozole) for cancer treatment?

Forgive my frankness: If you actually have cancer, then you deserve to have the most effective treatment made available to you. Your physician is under super-strict obligation by the law to tell you the truth, while supplement / "herbal" websites are for the most part deliberately created to deceive you. If you respect your own body or care about those who love you, make your decision on accurate information. ...Read more

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What are some of the best herbal treatment options for treatment-resistant major depression?

What are some of the best herbal treatment options for treatment-resistant major depression?

Independent research: It's touted that Enteric coated Sam-E combined with St. John's Wort works for some mild sadness. However treatment resistant is a broad concept and more information is needed. Try informing your psychiatrist about your concerns. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Can herbs cure acute renal failure? Is there any treatment for acute renal failure in herbal medicine?

Can herbs cure acute renal failure? Is there any treatment for acute renal failure in herbal medicine?

The : The short answer here is no. There are many herbal remedies and treatments which have been shown to cause acute renal failure but none that reverse it. Be sure to distinguish acute (rapid in onset and usually with a known cause and therefore sometimes reversible though may require temporary dialysis) from chronic (kidneys damaged beyond repair leading to permanent dialysis). Acute renal failure has many causes; dehydration, trauma, medications, drugs, toxins, infection, and obstruction are some of the more common. Particularly when renal failure is due to toxins, medications, or dehydration, conservative therapy (time, hydration, avoiding nephrotoxins) is the best treatment. There is no quality data to support any herbal therapies for acute renal failure. There is also poor regulation over ingredients and effects of herbal therapies and many are nephrotoxic. Work closely with your doctor to stay hydrated and modify your diet if you are looking for more natural approaches. ...Read more

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Dr. James Hocker
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