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Eye Surgery For Blindness In One Eye
Depends: A blind eye can come from trauma, local disease, inherited disease, infection, retinal detachment, neurological disorders and a host of other issues. A few can be corrected with surgery. See your ophthalmologist to see what category your eye falls within. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tiny: Cataract surgery is probably the most commonly performed major surgery in the usa. The techniques have been dramatically refined and the results are generally excellent. The chances of going blind are minimal and relate to co-existing disease in the eye and body, the advanced age of the cataract and rare complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is laSer eye surgery risky for patients who want 20/20 vision?Is it possible that u could be blinded or with worse vision?Or worse could it b fatal
All surgery has risk: In the right hands and with modern technology, those risks are small, and the benefits can be great. With proper pre-operative evaluation, the safest procedure for you (there are actually multiple options) can be selected. ...Read more
What are the risks associated with laser eye surgery? I have very bad eyesight and am tired of wearing glasses, but i'm afraid that laser eye surgery could make me go blind. Is that a possibility? Are there any serious side effects of the surgery?
There are risks: Lasereyesurgery perfomed with the correct pre, intra and postoperative care is often life changing.However, there are potential complicatiuons for every type of surgery.Night vision disturbances, glare and halos are common, often improve and usually tolerable. More severe complications such as inflammations and infections can often be treated with good results.Major visual loss is rarely possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause temporary blindness in one eye? The patient is 86 and has cataracks. She refuses surgery.
Several concerns: Transient unilateral blindness may be seen in "amaurosis fugax", due to decreased blood flow in ophthalmic artery which may be associated with carotid stenosis. The visual issues may well be an early sign of future major stroke risk and must be heeded. An embolism from heart to the similar vascular bed is another troubling cause. Headache and visual loss may be seen in temporal arteritis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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