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Is Strabismus Surgery Painful To Have Done
Mildly: Strabismus surgery involves the alteration of the length of eye muscles so the eyes are in alignment. Mostly done in children under general anesthesia but also can be done in adults frequently under local. The type of anesthesia in all cases takes away any pain. Afterwards the eyes can be a bit sore but pain medication is rarely needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No with 90% treated without surgery.Get a more detailed answer ›
Botox: Yes, to some degree. You should speak with the surgeon, and perhaps request this to be done in an outpatient center, with sedation, if you prefer. ...Read more
No pain with LASIK: Before the lasik procedure, numbing drops are used so that there is no pain during surgery. My lasik patients receive a sedative and then go to sleep during their healing period postoperatively. By the time that they wake up from their nap 3-4 hours later, enough healing has happened that there is no discomfort. There can be a foreign body sensation if you do not sleep for a few hours. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Continue follow-up: A trabeculectomy is used to improve your control of glaucoma. However, just because you've had the procedure does not mean that the pressure is truly controlled, or that your glaucoma is stable over time. You will need to continue to see your glaucoma doctor for regular pressure checks and glaucoma testing (visual fields, nerve fiber analyzer, etc)\ to ensure that your glaucoma is controlled. ...Read more
Yes: Lasik or prk can be done to reduce need for glasses after cataract surgery. Other types of laser surgery can also be done. Nearly 50% of patients have a yag laser capsulotomy to remove lens cells from the lens implant after cataract surgery. Diabetic patients often get treated with a green laser for diabetic retinopathy after cataract surgery. Glaucoma patients may get an slt laser after healing. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Please explain if it is possible to get a thoracoplasty (rib removal) without having corrective scoliosis surgery?
Not a clear? ??: A rib removal has nothing 2 do with scoli.Nor does a thoracoplasty have any connection 2 scoli. A thoracoplasty, depending on what is 2 b done may or may not require rib/ribs 2 b removed, but not in their entirety, just enough 2 allow exposure. ...Read more
Femoral epiphysis: Post-op the joint will be examined frequently to make sure epiphysis has united with the rest of femur. If it doesn't & dies (from lack of blood supply), the femoral head may need to be replaced. Orthopedic surgeon can give you specifics & other possible options. ...Read more
It is not necessary: But may be beneficial in terms of a quicker functional recovery and possibly minimize any future issues but should be guided by your surgeon. You would also learn how to protect your back with correct body mechanics. ...Read more
What can be done if a person has already had radiology and laser surgery done for vercose veins but the problem is still there in the foot?
I have progressing macular puckers that may need surgery. I know this condition is not common. Will it be difficult to find an experienced surgeon?
Not difficult: macular pucker (sometimes called epiretinal membrane) is uncommon, but not rare. Most retina surgeons are experienced in doing a vitrectomy with membrane peel (the surgery you would need to correct this). Feel free to ask your retina surgeon how frequently he performs this procedure. ...Read more
No: There is no surgery to treat lymphedema. It is caused by your breast surgery that disrupted the lymph vessels which drain fluid from your arm. Physical therapists who specialize in lymphedema treatment can improve your symptoms with massage, special sleeves that compress your arm and hand, and other techniques. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Any surgery is going ot have some degree of pain no matter what. The level of discomfort depends on several factors including the size of the hydroceles (big ones tend to hurt more), the technique used by the surgeon and the pain tolerance of the individual. Patricio gargollo, md pediatric urology, dallas texas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone has glaucoma & surgery for macular pucker is performed how likely is it additional damage to optic nerve will be done during surgery?
Yes, but: Limb lengthening surgery is generally done for a congenital or post traumatic deformity where one limb is shorter than the other. The procedure involves placing an external frame, surgically cutting the bone, and gradually lengthening it over a peroid of weeks to months. It is not done just to make someone taller as there are multiple risks. ...Read more
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