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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

Dr. Steve Martinez
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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more


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What are the differences between TURP and laser surgery?

What are the differences between TURP and laser surgery?

TURP vs laser TUVP: Main differences occur with the surgeon's experience. Both procedures (mandated by insurers) must be scheduled/performed on an "outpt" basis, and may leave you with a foley catheter for ~ 1 week. Reports suggest longer post-operative discomfort following laser tuvp. Also, no tissue is typically obtained for review with a laser procedure, unless the surgeon is performing a laser "resection.". ...Read more

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Are cataracts treated by laser surgery?

Are cataracts treated by laser surgery?

Not generally: Using a laser to perform cataract surgery is only available in very select practices and is not covered by insurance. Typical cataract surgery is performed using a small blade to make an incision in the eye and ultrasound to remove the cloudy lens. Great results are usually achieved with modern cataract surgery. ...Read more

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Whats iris depigmentation laser surgery?

Whats iris depigmentation laser surgery?

Well I am not aware : Of this but i suspect that you can affect the pigment cells and certain pigments using laser wavelengths of light. Kind of like remoiving a tatoo. ...Read more

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Is laser surgery to treat refractive error safe?

Is laser surgery to treat refractive error safe?

Yes: In short yes - very safe. But ask your doctor about potential complications. ...Read more

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Has anyone here had blepharoplasty with laser surgery?

Has anyone here had blepharoplasty with laser surgery?

Yes: There are 2 main ways to use the laser during a cosmetic eyelid surgery. One is as a substitute for a scalpel. The other is to use the laser for "resurfacing" the skin - which is improving fine lines and texture issues. I routinely use this second laser method. ...Read more

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Just had yag laser surgery and my vision is more cloudy?

Just had yag laser surgery and my vision is more cloudy?

Laser surgery: Yag capsulotomy uses a laser to clear cloudy vision after cataract surgery. The laser essentially destroys the central portion of the cloudy capsule that causes the hazy vision. It is typical for vision to remain cloudy for up to 1-2 days after the procedure. If it has been longer, or the visionis getting worse, go back to the eye doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Is laser surgery for glaucoma safe to do in the elderly?

Is laser surgery for glaucoma safe to do in the elderly?

Yes: This procedure which increases fluid exit from the eye is gentle, quick and pain free. The response is rapid in most cases and can be repeated if needed. It is non-invasive which means the risk of infection is really zero. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis come back after being treated by laser surgery?

Can endometriosis come back after being treated by laser surgery?

Possibly: It is not so much that endometriosis that has been eradicated by laser surgery comes back, but that foci of endometriosis that may have been impossible to detect at the time of surgery flare up. ...Read more

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If you get blind and you can't see can you get fixed with a laser surgery?

If you get blind and you can't see can you get fixed with a laser surgery?

Depends on: What is causing the blindness. Most causes are not fixable with the laser. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more


Goiter (Definition)

A goiter is ...Read more