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Herbs To Remove Cataracts Without Surgery
Occurs whent here is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...Read more
Contact lenses: Yes, contact lenses can solve your problem. ...Read more
Cateracts 10 years after laser surgery. Corneal scarring. Difficult to remove cateracts. What to do?
I have cataracts and corneal scarring 10 years after laser surgery. What to do if difficult to remove cataracts?
Gallstone removal: No gallstone removal without surgery. A single large stone is less likely to travel down the small duct that empties your gallbladder. Travelling stones can be dangerous to your health. If you have symptoms of gallbladder irritation, pain, bloating, belching, nausea, vomiting then a surgery consult is in order. Gallbladder removal with laprascopic cholecystectomy is safe, effective and durable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No effective way: Gallstones can't be removed or dissolved well with any medications or even lithotrypsy such as is used to break up kidney stones. Actigall (ursodiol) is one medicine used to decrease the likelihood of forming stones but it doesn't work to get rid of stones that are already formed in the gallbladder. Minimally invasive laparoscopic cholecystectomy cures the problem. It's an outpatient surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Silicone gel sheetin: Is the first prescription. If it remains raised or is growing or symptomatic, steroid injections may be administered. Neither will remove surgery scars; they may improve them. ...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
Based on the amount: If an Intra-ocular Lens Implant becomes displaced, the approach to repair (+/- surgery) depends on several factors. 1. Anterior Chamber vs. Posterior Chamber 2. Displaced (Subluxed) vs. Dislocated 3. Involvement of any other ocular structures 4. Level of the Intra-ocular Pressure Bottom line: Please seek evaluation with your Ophthalmic Surgeon. ...Read more
Reshaping a body: part w/out surgery sounds impossible to me. This is improbable, but some folks have a condition called Body Dysmorphic Disorder wherein they see parts of their body as needing to be reshaped when that is not the case. Please ask your doc to look at your nose and give you and opinion. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Bowel regimen: Long term your best solution to hemorrhoids is bowel regimen; avoid straining/constipation. Fiber, increased fluid intake, stool softeners, probiotics and laxatives, to achieve 2 soft bowel movements per day. Okay to check in with your doc about piles/hemorrhoids. Okay to use salves and local hygiene, (shower and hairdryer the area daily). Good luck . Surgery if all else fails. ...Read more
Not always: There are surgical options for hemorrhoid removal, but that is not always necessary. More conservative treatments such as medicated creams, suppositories and sitz baths can sometimes assist in the shrinkage of hemorrhoids to the point where they are smaller and not bothersome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Is Intraocular lens medically necessary for 70yr old's cataract removal? Doc is forcing mom to replace her natural lens during cataract surgery.
Very Necessary!: Absolutely. If your mom doesn't get an implant after her surgery, she will be blind without wearing either contact lenses or ultra thick glasses with power of greater than +10. Intraocular lens implants are one of the miracles of modern medicine. They are absolutely necessary, not luxuries fit only for a wealthy young person. Best wishes ...Read more
After cataract removal and laser surgery, I need vitreotomy surgery--is it safe to do all these things?
Yes, if indicated: It is safe to do all these operations on the same eye if there is a medical reason to do so. Your doctor, perhaps with the input from a retinal consultant, will explain the reasons the procedures are required, what is hoped to be accomplished, and the associated risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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