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How do physicians keep your eye from moving during eye surgery?

How do physicians keep your eye from moving during eye surgery?

Multiple ways: General anesthesia, local anesthesia with peribulbar or subtenon's "block, " or topical anesthesia and holding your eye still with forceps or traction sutures. A speculum is used to keep your lids open, and rarely may involve a facial nerve block to help prevent squeezing. Small micro-saccades can be compensated for. But any large eye movements are even more magnified under the microscope. ...Read more

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How do doctors do eye surgery on a baby?

How do doctors do eye surgery on a baby?

Training!: If an eye disease on an infant is so severe or vision threatening as to require surgery, specially trained surgeons and anesthesiologists use general anesthesia and the typical micro-surgical techniques used in all eye surgery to do it! knowledge and good preparation for surgical aftercare is also required. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the options for eye surgery for farsightedness?

Doctors, what are the options for eye surgery for farsightedness?

Choices: Lasik can be used to correct low to moderate hyperopia (farsightedness) but it's use is far more limited than it is for myopia (nearsightedness). Refractive lens exchange is another option, particularly with a multifocal lens implant. There are various non-lasik laser treatments of the cornea that have had various success with hyperopia over the years but they are not commonly performed. ...Read more

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Do doctors recommend lasik eye surgery?

Do doctors recommend lasik eye surgery?

After an evaluation: with your eye doctor, they will let you know if you qualify. Important factors are a stable prescription, a thick enough cornea to treat, and no existing eye diseases. The goal is ensure safety and satisfaction after the surgery. Good luck ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the pros and cons of lasik eye surgery?

Doctors, what are the pros and cons of lasik eye surgery?

Risk/benefit: The obvious pro is the reduced dependence on glasses or contact lenses. The risks, while small, can include glare and halo around lights at night, dry eyes, and of course the cost. It's a safe surgery but problems and complications can arise, discuss the details with your ophthalmologist and he can be more specific to your prescription and eyes. ...Read more

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My sister in law had a cornea eye surgery it's been a week and the doctor told her not to sleep on the side of the eye that got the surgery?

My sister in law had a cornea eye surgery it's been a week and the doctor told her not to sleep on the side of the eye that got the surgery?

Common protocol : By not resting the head on the side of eye surgery, you are protecting it against the undesirable pressure effect from the pillow against the closed eyelids. Usually, however, a plastic shield is affixed with tape over the eye prior to going to bed to protect it during sleep. This latter eye shield is usually all that is needed for protection and therefore, tends not to matter what side you sleep. ...Read more

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Should I talk to my doctor about getting cosmetic eye surgery to move my eyes in closer they have a lot of space between them?

Should I talk to my doctor about getting cosmetic eye surgery to move my eyes in closer they have a lot of space between them?

Your choice. : Possible, but not likely. This involves craniofacial surgery and bone removal. It is usually not done for cosmetic purposes as risks are greater. But you can always see the surgeon about it to discuss the particulars. ...Read more

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I have chronic dry eye after having lasik eye surgery a year ago, my doctor says he can put plugs in.. But should I ask first abot restacyst?

I have chronic dry eye after having lasik eye surgery a year ago, my doctor says he can put plugs in..  But should I ask first abot restacyst?

Yes: You may want to try a six month course of restasis. Regeneration of corneal nerves cut during the lasik procedure may regenerate to the point that your reflex tearing may return to normal. If your symptoms recur after stoping restasis, plugs are probably indicated. ...Read more

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