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Doctor insights on: Laser Treatment For Astigmatism

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How effective is laser surgery for treating glaucoma?

How effective is laser surgery for treating glaucoma?

Effective: There are several types of laser surgery for glaucoma. The most popular is selective laser trabeculoplasty or SLT. This treatment is about as effective as the first-line drops for glaucoma. Generally, it is not used unless drops are not effective or are not tolerated. Generally, SLT is safe and effective about 85% of the time. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Astigmatism (Definition)

An eye condition that causes blurry vision because the eye is unable ...Read more


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How's monovision laser eye surgery helpful for presbyopia?

How's monovision laser eye surgery helpful for presbyopia?

Trade-Off: Monovision is the correction of one eye for distance vision, the other for near. Although it allows some people to avoid glasses or contact lenses, it is a trade-off, since the difference between the eyes may disrupt depth perception or cause blurring due to ocular competition. It is wise to try this using contact lenses (reversible) before consenting to a surgical correction (irreversible). ...Read more

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Is laser eye surgey with astignatism a possible treatment?

Is laser eye surgey with astignatism a possible treatment?

LASIK 4 astigmatism: Both lasik and prk can do a great job of treating even very high amounts of astigmatism. The higher the astigmatism, the greater is the benefit of laser eye surgery. When the correction is placed directly on the cornea the quality and quantity of the vision can improve when compared to glasses and contact lenses. http://www.doctorsforvisualfreedom.com/astigmatism.htm. ...Read more

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Fraxel laser treatment for wrinkles under the eye, is this effective?

Fraxel laser treatment for wrinkles under the eye, is this effective?

Very good: Like any treatment, as long as expectations are reasonable, the fraxel can get very good improvement (not perfection) in skin rejuvenation. ...Read more

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How safe is laser eye surgery for vision improvement?

How safe is laser eye surgery for vision improvement?

Yes: Laser eye corrective surgery has gone through several generations of improvement in the technology and now is quite safe, minimally stressful and a terrific way to get rid of your eyeglasses and/or contact lenses. It will not restore the need for reading glasses in those over 40 however, but will give clear distance vision without glasses. ...Read more

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How effective is laser surgery for treating macular degeneration?

How effective is laser surgery for treating macular degeneration?

Not effective: laser was used treat macular degeneration the 1980's , 90's, and early 2000's but is no longer considered an effective treatment. Currently, injectable medications (Avastin, Lucentis, (ranibizumab) Eylea) are the best treatment for wet macular degeneration. The only proven "treatment" for dry macular degeneration is vitamin supplementation (AREDS 2 formula). ...Read more

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Is laser treatment effective for acne scar removal?

Is laser treatment effective for acne scar removal?

Yes: The improvment of the acne scars by laser depends on the type of scar and the patients skin type. The atrophic acne scars are improved by the fracional co2 or erbium lasers, but the ice-pick and box car type scarring is not improved much. Your need to seem and experience dermatological laser surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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How effective is eye laser surgery?

How effective is eye laser surgery?

Depends on patient.: Eye laser surgery is great for the patient who is a good candidate. One needs to be evaluated by a lasik surgeon to determine this. ...Read more

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How successful is laser eye surgery?

How successful is laser eye surgery?

Genererally excellen: Lasik surgery (and prk) produces excellent visual results with a success rate approaching 100%. There are a few minor issues like eye dryness but this can be dealt with. Discuss your personal situation with your eye lasik surgeon to see what is best for you. ...Read more

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Is it possible for laser eye surgery to cure astigmatism?

Is it possible for laser eye surgery to cure astigmatism?

Yes: However it depends on whether the astigmatism is caused by a misshaped cornea, or is coming from the lens inside the eye. ...Read more

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Is laser treatment recommended for macular scarring (acne scarring)?

Is laser treatment recommended for macular scarring (acne scarring)?

It si one on many: There are options for acne scaring you can have medical grade peels performed at a doctors office to slowly remove outer layers and stimulate collagen at the dermis, THese have little downtime You can have a laser resurfacing. you may need several it goes as deep or deeper than the peel but you will have about a week downtime and slightly red for a few more. Speak to a good dermatologist ...Read more

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Is fraxel laser treatment effective?

Is fraxel laser treatment effective?

Yes, very effective: The Fraxel Dual offers two lasers: one to target the surface for tone and texture and one to target deeper layers to treat fine lines and acne scarring. Results can be seen immediately but will improve for the following 3-6 months ...Read more

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Is there any possible laser correction for farsighted vision?

Is there any possible laser correction for farsighted  vision?

Yes: Most farsighted patients can have laser vision correction. Given your age, you probably have presbyopia, not hyperopia or farsightedness. This means that you can no longer focus your eyes to see well at near. There are less options for presbyopia, but they do exist. See your ophthalmologist to review your options. ...Read more

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Is laser surgery good for vitiligo?

Is laser surgery good for vitiligo?

UVB laser: Lasers with uvb wavelength such as excimer xtrac (photomedex) or relume can help with vitiligo. ...Read more

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Could laser treatment work for acne?

Could laser treatment work for acne?

Scars: Lasers are best for certain types of deep scar after acne has healed. If your disease is active, it's better managed using medication. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Best under eye laser treatment recommended for removal of wrinkles ?

Best under eye laser treatment recommended for removal of wrinkles ?

See Plastic Surgeon: The trade name of a laser or light therapy machine is not what gives you the result. It always is and this will remain true in the future too - is the innate ability of your plastic or aesthetic surgeon to use that tool that will ultimately give you the result that you desire. See a qualified surgeon. ...Read more

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Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

Angiofibromad: There are three main types of treatment for juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: hormone therapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Hormone therapy involves the use of a drug called flutamide, which acts by blocking testosterone receptors. The activity of this drug is further evidence for a hormonal cause for the condition. Treatment with Flutamide can shrink tumors by more than 40 percent. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Laser (Definition)

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