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Iam suffering from fungal infection in right eye after icl surgery. I want to know reason for fungal infection in eye.

Iam suffering from fungal infection in right eye after icl surgery. I want to know  reason for fungal  infection in eye.

Ocular infection: There are many possibilities. The implant may have been contaminated, the organism may have been induced during surgery, the procedure may have activated a previously dormant organism, this may have occurred through the bloodstream from another focus in the body, and so on and so on. It would help to know the fungus and more details. Discuss with ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is eye surgery for a 93 y.O.?

Is eye surgery for a 93 y.O.?

Too old to see?: Age does not determine the necessity for eye surgery but does impact the outcome. Always balance potential benefit of proposed surgery and risks with age being only one of those factors. Frank discussion with doctor and family should help find common ground. ...Read more

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My 5 y/o niece is very shortsighted with 1 eye worse than the other + astigmatism on both. Should she have eye surgery now or wait until she's older?

My 5 y/o niece is very shortsighted with 1 eye worse than the other + astigmatism on both. Should she have eye surgery now or wait until she's older?

Confusing question: The primary treatment of unequal eye power is through glasses, not surgery. If the child is developing amblyopia, (vision loss in the weaker eye), glasses and/or patching would still be the 1st effort. If the eyes did not line up correctly, patching might help first, but delicate eye muscle surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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What is limbal relaxing eye surgery?

What is limbal relaxing eye surgery?

Astigmatism.: Limbal relaxing incisions can be performed to eliminate or improve astigmatism. Astigmatism is where the eye is shaped somewhat like a football than a perfectly round basket ball. ...Read more

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Does mass health cover eye surgery ?

Does mass health cover eye surgery ?

It should but: It may not cover purely cosmetic procedures. It's best to check with your ophthalmologist and insurance advocate or repres ntative(call Mass health) to be sure. ...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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Why are eye drops given before eye surgery ?

Why are eye drops given before eye surgery ?

Dpends: Some eye drops that are commonly given before cataract surgery (if that's the surgery you mean) are an antibiotic drop and/or an topical nsaid. ...Read more