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Only Surgery Helps: When the crystalline lens of the eye or its envelope becomes cloudy a cataract is formed. This is generally a progressive condition that blocks the passage of light to the retina. It can potentially lead to blindness if untreated. The affected lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens. Marijuana has no effect on cataracts. Marijuana has been used to treat glaucoma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Crosslinking: Corneal collagen crosslinking for keratoconus is an effective treatment, as it stops the progression of keratoconus, and in most patients, will result in improvement in corneal shape and improvement in vision. Crosslinking is available throughout the world, and in the us, at more than 100 sites. Cxlusa.Com provides a directory of us locations. ...Read more
Progressive macular pucker 20/30 vision, distortion & glaucoma. Visual fIeld good,nerve damage 30-45%.Would vitrectomy cause glaucoma to progress?
Possible: Vitrectomy and glaucoma may have an association. It is suspected that glaucoma occurs more often in patients who have had vitrectomy and subsequent cataract surgery. An ongoing clinical trial is aimed to answer this question with more clarity. PROVE Study. http://www.aaojournal.org/article/S0161-6420(14)00344-3/references AND https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01162356 ...Read more
Are there currently any stem cell studies being done for young patients w very complicated eye issues? Ectopic lens & pupil, cataracts, macular edema?
No: It will provide no benefit.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: An addiction is a brain disease. It causes a person to engage in behaviors which may lead to dire consequences. The person knows that but engages in the behavior anyway, because they are addicted. It is all about the consequences. Is a person missing work or school or spending too much money or getting in trouble with the law? Cannabis use can lead to addiction, especially with regular use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dsek prem.Iol & cornea slipped, vis 20/70. Dr. Lifted cornea & it wrinkled. 2nd cornea trnsplnt but dev. Cme.Shots ok but blurry distance vision. ?
A lot of info here: There is a lot going on here, but sounds like some of the common problems with such a procedure. You will not have good vision as long as you have cme. Sometimes with dsek you can't get 20/20 but worse than 20/40 is unusual. If you have a multifocal iol with a dsek, i suspect that could give diminished vision as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have myopic degeneration. Is that pathological myopia?
OD: -15D macular pucker
OS: -12D 1mm pigment on retina
Both:100% PVD w/floaters gnats flashes
LOL: Marijuana is illegal in the us. Certain states have approved its use for medicinal purposes. Most"medical marijuana" users do not have a legitimate reason for use. The california experience demonstrated the average age of these folks was 20 yo. Mj is also dangerous as it can increase the risk of schizophrenia, decreases productivity & learning, and is implicated in crime & motor vehicle accidents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Potentially: If you have family history of thought disorders, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar i disorder with psychotic features, you are at a higher risk than the general population to develop psychosis after smoking marijuana, which may not resolve when you stop smoking. Be careful please. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stop to find out: If you stop marijuana use long enough, then you will find out whether the visual hallucinations are caused by marijuana use. I have encountered many patients who have persisting hallucinations even after stopping recreational drug use. Some of them eventually manifest schizophrenia disorder. ...Read more