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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
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Eye Health (Definition)

Eye health involves the function and vision of the eye and all ...Read more


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Had a yag laser capsulotomy and silicone replacement on 23rd nov 2013. Now i can't see with the eye. Is this normal?

Had a yag laser capsulotomy and silicone replacement on 23rd nov 2013. Now i can't see with the eye. Is this normal?

No: Call your treating eye care professional right away and have an evaluation. Loss of vision is not only serious but can be catastrophic. (the date of your procedure seems to be wrong. Perhaps you may have meant oct. 23). ...Read more

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Can laser surgery only be used for the eye?

Can laser surgery only be used for the eye?

Laser eye: There are different types of lasers used by different specialists for different purposes. Ophthalmology may use 5 different lasers. Dermatology uses them routinely as well. Lasers cut, burn, ablate, and open holes into tissue, but there are many areas where they are not that useful, and other instruments are better. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cataracts of the eye to be treated with laser technologies?

Is it possible for cataracts of the eye to be treated with laser technologies?

Yes, but not LASIK: There are new technologies available which use a laser to break up the lens to allow it to be removed from a small incision in the eye. Most surgery in the us uses sound waves rather than laser to break up the lens, again through a small incision. Laser cataract surgery may have some advantages (it is new, and opinions vary among eye mds), and is an add'l charge not covered by your insurance. ...Read more

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What are the risks of laser surgery to the eye?

What are the risks of laser surgery to the eye?

Laser eye surgery: Risk of laser eye surgery include dry eye, glare/haloes, possible need for enhancement, infection, corneal scarring, decreased vision, ectasia, and other problems. These issue are very uncommon though. ...Read more

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What does it mean when laser pointers on the eye cause no effect?

What does it mean when laser pointers on the eye cause no effect?

Laser pointer: While there is some risk that a laser pointer could cause eye damage, it would be hard to do. The laser pointer would have to focused on the eye at close range and probably the person would have to be prevented from blinking.Thus laser pointer are not usually thought of as dangerous to eyes. ...Read more

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Could cataracts of the eye be treated with laser technologies?

Cataracts: Yes, there are new modalities including femtosecond laser technologies to help in cataract surgery. However, these technologies are in their infancy. The vast majority of cataracts are removed using ultrasound (phacoemsulsification). ...Read more

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What is Indirect ophthalmoscope laser for a retina tear along the periphery of the eye?

Repair of Retina: Often a retinal tear can be repaired by laser. This is the safest, gentlest, most comfortable approach with the quickest recovery. Using an indirect ophthalmoscope simply means that your eye surgeon will use special headgear and a handheld lens to see into the periphery of your eye and use a foot pedal control to deliver the laser pulses. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more