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Can I join the marine corps after getting lens replacement surgery?

Can I join the marine corps after getting lens replacement surgery?

Medical standards: Here are the standards for eyes: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/eyes.htm ...Read more

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Can intraocular lens replacement surgery ever be reversed?

Can intraocular lens replacement surgery ever be reversed?

For cataract surgery: When we perform cataract surgery we remove the lens of the eye. In order for the patient to see the lens needs to be replaced. This lens implant is permanent and should not need to be replaced in the future. The implant lens can be removed if necessary however removal of the implant lens may be difficult. It is not usually done unless the patient is having significant difficulty. ...Read more

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Could intraocular lens replacement surgery have a bad outcome?

Could intraocular lens replacement surgery have a bad outcome?

Yes: Any surgery can have a bad outcome. Find a skilled surgeon that you trust. ...Read more

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Is lasik surgery the same as lens replacement?

Is lasik surgery the same as lens replacement?

No : Completely different. Lasik surgery is a laser operation performed on your cornea that removes tissue to re-shape your cornea. Lens replacement is an operation performed in the operating room that removes the natural lens of your eye and replaces it with an artificial lens (lens implant). While both operations can improve your refraction, they work by different mechanisms. ...Read more

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What causes dry eyes after lens replacement?

What causes dry eyes after lens replacement?

Dry eye after : Dry eyes after surgery is related to irritation from the surgery itself, temporary nerve damage related to the incision, dry eye present prior to surgery, and the medications used after the surgery. ...Read more

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Can you provide some advice for someone who's had disc replacement surgery?

Can you provide some advice for someone who's had disc replacement surgery?

?: What advice are you looking for? If you have recovered from the surgery fully and been released by your surgeon, you should be able to resume all activity. There is generally no restriction after recovering from surgery. If you are having problems, advice on how to deal with this would be based on what problems you are having. You need to be more specific. ...Read more

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What is hip replacement surgery for?

What is hip replacement surgery for?

Hip replacement : Tha is primarily done for painful deformity from irregular hip ball and socket. Arthritis, trauma, avn, scfe, perthes, among other developmental diseases can be the culprit. ...Read more

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Need valve replacement surgery soon. What are risks?

Need valve replacement surgery soon. What are risks?

Valve replacement: The risks for valve replacement surgery are similar to but slightly higher than for bypass surgery. Usually before surgery you will have a heart catheterization to evaluate for any coronary disease. After that your surgeon can discuss with you the risks on the basis of which valve needs replacement, any vascular disease and how well your heart pumps. ...Read more

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What to expect from ankle replacement surgery?

What to expect from ankle replacement surgery?

Fair to good results: Most published reports related to total ankle arthroplasty have a fair to poor-quality level of evidence. Comparative studies with a fair to good-quality level of evidence suggest that total ankle arthroplasty provides equal pain relief and possibly improved function compared with other procedures. ...Read more

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What are the demographics of hip replacement surgery patients?

What are the demographics of hip replacement surgery patients?

Changing: When first introduced, hip replacement was people over 65. As the prosthesis and our surgical knowledge have improved, we have been able to successfully get good long term results. This has allowed us to provide hip replacements for very young, in their thirties, and active patients with destroyed and painful hips. ...Read more