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Dr. Bernard Godley
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Detached Retina (Definition)

The retina is the light sensitive layer in the back of the eye that transmits images to the brain via the optic nerves to create vision. If a hole or tear develops in the retina, eye fluids can separate the retina from underlying layer (choroid) . The most common cause of retinal holes or tears is traction from the vitreous, the clear gel that fils the inside of ...Read more


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Does acupuncture really helps in inducing labor during pregnancy? Is it safe for the mother and the baby?

World Health ORG -: The world health organization places induction of labor under the category of "diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved-through controlled trials-to be an effective treatment". Yes, acupuncture is quite safe. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in pregnancy, when should labor ideally be induced, if both the mother and child are healthy?

Can you tell me in pregnancy, when should labor ideally be induced, if both the mother and child are healthy?

Not : Unless the OB has found evidence that would push for an earlier delivery, normal pregnancies should not be induced before 38-39 wks. In one of my hospitals, this is part of their standards. ...Read more

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What are the risks of the mother if the Uterus tries to push out the baby at 5th month of pregnancy giving the mother unbearable mini labor pain.

What are the risks of the mother if the Uterus tries to push out the baby at 5th month of pregnancy giving the mother unbearable mini labor pain.

Minimal : The risk to the mother is minimal most of the time. The risk to the fetus is significant at that gestational age. Prematurity and it's side effects is very serious. ...Read more

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Any risk in a myopic pregnant woman (-8 diopters) getting retinal detachment from pushing during delivery?

No: Although the risk of retinal detachment may be somewhat higher in a high myope (near-sighted person), I do not believe that delivery poses much of an increased risk. Enjoy the baby! ...Read more

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Any risk in a myopic pregnant woman getting retinal detachment from pushing during delivery?

Any risk in a myopic pregnant woman getting retinal detachment from pushing during delivery?

Not likely: This question has been studied rather carefully. To my knowledge, there is no association or increased risk of bearing down during delivery in a woman with myopia and consequential retinal detachment; neither the full thickness type (rhegmatogenous) or serous type. The woman should be examined carefully by an ophthalmologist before delivery, particularly with htn, preeclampisa or other problems. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do if I don't have flashes but I'm scared anyway I will have retinal detachment?

Can you tell me what to do if I don't have flashes but I'm scared anyway I will have retinal detachment?

Get an exam: The only way to find out is to have an exam by a qualified eye MD. AAO.org is very helpful. If you have a retinal detachment, the sooner you see a specialist the better. Time is vision. ...Read more

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Could my severe retinal detachment be repaired after so many years?

Could my severe retinal detachment be repaired after so many years?

Likely not. : Unfortunately, some patients, particularly those with chronic retinal detachment, do not recover any vision, even if it can be fixed. The more severe the detachment, and the longer it has been present, the less vision may be expected to return. For this reason, it is very important to see a retina specialist at the first sign of trouble. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there is anyway to have vision again after retinal detachment?

Depends: If you just got the detachment there is good surgical means to correct it. If you had failed surgery or a neglected detachment, then the retinal will lose its function and be unable to have the vision restored. ...Read more

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If a retinal detachment occurs, is it repairable and how much time will one have to have it fixed?

If a retinal detachment occurs, is it repairable and how much time will one have to have it fixed?

Yes: The prognosis for successful repair and return of any vision loss improves if the surgery is done sooner rather than later. See a retinal specialist asap. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Chad Levitt
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Retina (Definition)

That lines the inner eyeball that turns light into chemical/electrical signals interpreted by brain which we ...Read more