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Can you tell me about laser surgery for ocular pressure?

Can you tell me about laser surgery for ocular pressure?

Helpful: Laser energy is sometimes delivered in cases of glaucoma to an area inside the eye where fluid exits called the angle. It is done as an outpatient procedure with topical anesthesia but no needles or anesthetics. Recover is quick, there is usually no pain and the effect is immediate. However in a number of cases over time, the effect wears off. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about laser surgery for ocular hypertension?

What can you tell me about laser surgery for ocular hypertension?

Lowers Pressure: First, Ocular hypertension is a condition when the intraocular pressure is elevated but there is no glaucoma damage. Very high pressure can result in AION (eye stroke). Prolonged elevated pressure increases the risk of developing glaucoma. An SLT laser lowers pressure, improving the fluid drainage, and is repeatable. The laser treats the drain site in the eye. ...Read more

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Can laser surgery be used to reduce ocular pressure?

Can laser surgery be used to reduce ocular pressure?

Yes: Laser trabeculoplasty is an excellent method for lowering pressure. Slt is the less invasive of the laser methods. ...Read more

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How frequently is laser surgery used to reduce ocular pressure?

How frequently is laser surgery used to reduce ocular pressure?

Common procedure: In general, it is a very common procedure,
individually, a laser treatment can be repeated at least once, in each eye. ...Read more

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Can the laser be used to treat ocular melanoma?

Can the laser be used to treat ocular melanoma?

Laser melanoma: Ocular melanoma is not treated by destruction but by removal and the laser can be used as a cutting device. A retinal specialist would be the best to answer this in detail and they would need to know more details. ...Read more

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What is the best laser for fractional resurfacing?

What is the best laser for fractional resurfacing?

Erbium for darker sk: For darker skin types the erbium laser offers advantages. The healing time is faster 3-4 days. The redness if any is limited to1-2 weeks, and side effects uch as color change are rare. It can be used for acne scars, lip and eye wrinkles and surgical or traumatic scars. ...Read more

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Could a laser pointers reflection be dangerous if pointed directly?

Could a laser pointers reflection be dangerous if pointed directly?

At what?: Over the counter pointers are of low wattage but can still reach several football fields in length (ie airplanes complaning about green light etc) and depending on the laser blind you if aimed directly onto your retina. ...Read more

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What is laser liposuction?

What is laser liposuction?

Laser Assisted LPS: Uses certain laser frequencies to help liquify and heat the fat and subskin areas (theoretically to tighten the skin). Results are not significantly different that with syringe or low pressure machine lps. Major marketing claims better results, but clinical experience suggests that laser and ultrasound uses are not of great advantage, and usually cost more. Many use both. ...Read more

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What is laser resurfacing?

What is laser resurfacing?

Skin Stimulating: Laser resurfacing can be used to help reducing fine lines/wrinkles as well as minor blemishes and acne scaring. It is accomplished mainly in two ways... The first way is by removing thin layers of superficial skin. The other way is by stimulating collagen growth and production which is helpful in areas of fine lines and wrinkles. ...Read more

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Could you have laser hysterectomy?

Could you have laser hysterectomy?

Yes: The use of laser technology in performing hysterectomy is not common. Their are many methods of performing a minimally invasive or laparoscopic hysterectomy that are just as effective and safer than laser. The vast majority of hysterectomies performed can be performed through tiny laparoscopic incisions. ...Read more

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Microdermabrasion: what should I go for laser or microderm?

Microdermabrasion: what should I go for laser or microderm?

Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion and laser resurfacing are two distinctly different treatments. The decision on which would be best will depend onyourskin condition and whatyouaretrying to achieve. ...Read more

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About laser surgery?

About laser surgery?

Laser surgery: Can you give us a little more information? Not quit enough given to be able to help you. ...Read more

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Can lasers remove scars?

Can lasers remove scars?

No. See specialist: Scars can be improved. Never completely removed. You would need to see a specialist such as a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a ganlion cyst be lasered?

Can a ganlion cyst be lasered?

The best is: To remove in its entirety with its capsule so that it should not grow back. ...Read more

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Can laser cavity removal hurt?

Can laser cavity removal hurt?

Mimimal: Laser cavity removal only works on virgin teeth
some patient feel it more than others. ...Read more

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What all is yag laser used for?

What all is yag laser used for?

YAG laser uses: The yag laser is used for eye procedures as noted by dr chang. Depending on wavelength, the yag laser is also used for vascular lesions like spider veins and telangiectasias, as well as tattoo removal, skin tightening, and hair removal. ...Read more

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What is laser photocoagulation?

What is laser photocoagulation?

Laser photocoag: Laser energy is focused light energy of one wavelength. The light is absorbed into the target that is known to absorb that wavelength of light well, sparing other structures. The energy then is transformed to heat in the target and that seals up the blood vessel by coagulating it. ...Read more

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Could laser cavity removal hurt?

Could laser cavity removal hurt?

Depends on severity: The bigger the cavity, the closer the infected tooth tissue is to the nerve of the tooth, the greater the risk for discomfort. Your dentist is skilled in anesthesia and in selecting the best decay removal mechanism. Talk it over with your dentist. ...Read more

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Does laser circumcision has pain?

Does laser circumcision has pain?

Yes.: I'll bet it does. Never heard of laser circumcision, but whether it is laser or steel, there is cutting of skin. That's gotta hurt. I'll bet the laser option is a bit more pricey. ...Read more

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Is face laser resurfacing effective?

Is face laser resurfacing effective?

Yes: Very effective for removing wrinkles and sun damage (sun spots), smoothing out irregular texture, and helping with scarring. Important to see a doctor very experienced with lasers who can properly educate you on all the various options, benefits, side-effects, and risks. ...Read more

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When is cryo vs laser used on retina?

When is cryo vs laser used on retina?

Visibility: Cryo and laser are used to reattach retinas and deal with bleeding. Cryo is a little cruder but can be used when there is a lack of direct visibility. It is applied outside the eye directed to the inside. Laser requires a visible pathway, is more precise and is applied to the inside. Your retinal surgeon will decide which is best for your problem. ...Read more

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Difference between ipl and diode laser?

Coherence: Ipl stands for intense pulse light- uses light of a specific wavelength but it is not a laser because the light beams do not converge and the wave length is not as narrowly focused. A diode laser is comprised of semiconductors where an active medium is formed by p-n junction emitting a monochromatic and coherent beam. ...Read more

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What is the side effects of skin laser?

What is the side effects of skin laser?

Lasers: There are dozens of skin lasers. All act differently and are used for different purposes. Worst side effects are scar and infection. ...Read more

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How much does a yag laser procedure cost?

How much does a yag laser procedure cost?

It depends: There are many uses for a nd:yag laser and it depends on the area and goal from hair removal to skin tightening. ...Read more

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What is involved in laser skin tightening?

It's a misnomer!: Lasers, rf, infrared, and ultrasonic or combined devices only treat the surface, and improvements are truly minimal in most cases. Unless this is less important than no downtime and minimal risk, lasers remove surface wrinkles but do not really tighten skin much at all. Wrinkle removal and smoothing is dramatic, but lasering wrinkled jowls, for example, only yields smooth (still-present) jowls! ...Read more

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Does laser resurfacing remove pigmentation?

Does laser resurfacing remove pigmentation?

Yes but be careful: It helps to remove pigment but there are many side-effects that an experienced doctor needs to warn you about. It causes increased sensitivity to the sun so if you're not careful about sun protection afterwards you can actually get worse pigmentation in the long run. Noninvasive lasers may be a safer bet especially for ethnic skin because they do not have as many side-effects. ...Read more

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What amount does laser cavity removal cost?

Varies..: Each office has it's own fee schedule, so you'll have to ask the office where you will be treated. It also depends on the size of the restoration and the material used to restore the tooth. There is no one universal answer to give you. ...Read more