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Who knows a lot about eye disorders?

Who knows a lot about eye disorders?

Eye doctors: In the us, eye care professionals are either optometrists or ophthalmologists. Ophthalmologist complete extra training and can also perform eye surgeries. ...Read more

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What are new versus old treatments for eye disorders?

What are new versus old treatments for eye disorders?

New Generally Better: "eye disorders" is a pretty broad category! We go to residency training for years to learn about all of them and new things are being learned all the time. For each condition, the best (often newest) treatment which has the most success and the least side-effects generally becomes the standard of care for that condition. See an eye doctor for the "best" treatment (s) for you! ...Read more

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I have eye disorders after getting flu shot, what to do?

I have eye disorders after getting flu shot, what to do?

What type of eye: Disorder are you referring to? Can you clarify and re-ask question. Thanks. ...Read more

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Can laser eye surgery cure eye disorders?

Can laser eye surgery cure eye disorders?

Several: Lasers are used extensively in medicine. In ophthalmology they are used across many fields. In refractive surgery they are used to make cataract surgery safer and to help rid young adults of eyeglasses. In glaucoma we use them to prevent blindness in open and closed glaucoma. In retina disease we use lasers to prevent blindness in diabetic retinopathy, ocular strokes, and repair retinal holes. ...Read more

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Can laser eye surgery really cure eye disorders?

Can laser eye surgery really cure eye disorders?

Yes: There are certain disorders that affect the front surface of the cornea and a laser can ablate (remove) that surface. Disorders include superficial corneal scars, anterior stromal dystrophies and recurrent erosions. ...Read more

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What are new treatments for eye disorders like macular degeneration?

What are new treatments for eye disorders like macular degeneration?

Two types: 1. Dry: areds vitamins, tobacco cessation are the treatment. Here we see aging spots in the macula called drusen and/or loss of tissue called atrophy. 2. Wet: intravitreal injections of anti-vegf molecules like avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or Eylea are the treatment. Here we see leaking, bleeding, swelling, and scarring in the macula. See a retina specialist. ...Read more

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Can laser eye surgery really efficiently cure eye disorders or problems?

Can laser eye surgery really efficiently cure eye disorders or problems?

Often: Lasers used in ophthalmology are remarkably precise and often very effective in accomplishing what they are meant to do. ...Read more

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Can eye surgery to improve your eyesight also prevent other eye disorders like glaucoma?

Can eye surgery to improve your eyesight also prevent other eye disorders like glaucoma?

Not really: If you are referring to LASIK, no. This procedure does not prevent glaucoma. If you are referring to cataract surgery, there are times that the intraocular pressure is sufficiently better to help protect the optic nerve. Also, the angle configuration of the eye may be substantially improved to help protect against acute glaucoma. But these don't necessarily prevent glaucoma. ...Read more

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Could you tell me or share a link, can the flu shot cause eye disorders or more specifically vitreous detachment after flu shot?

Could you tell me or share a link, can the flu shot cause eye disorders or more specifically vitreous detachment after flu shot?

It shouldn't: If it did it would take an unfathomable set of circumstances (like a flu shot in the eye).

Probably a coincidence or you are just now noticing it. ...Read more

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What causes burning eyes!? Been tested for all eye disorders an was normal, muscles in scalp also sore and tight?

What causes burning eyes!? Been tested for all eye disorders an was normal, muscles in scalp also sore and tight?

A few possibilities: This could be due to allergies, dry eyes, or eye infections. All can start or affect 1 eye first. The treatments are very different. For allergies, zaditor (ketotifen) is a good otc eye medicine. For dry eyes, lubricating tears are necessary. For infection, usually of the eyelids, start with eyelid warm compress and diluted baby shampoo scrubs. You should have a baseline exam with your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, I have black circles around my eye area and this is an effect of my eating disorder. Should I be taking any medicine? Thank you

Hi, I have black circles around my eye area and this is an effect of my eating disorder. Should I be taking any medicine? Thank you

Eating Disorder: If you have an eating disorder you need a treatment team to help you manage your eating, nutrition and overall health. Consult your doctor for referrals and read the updated articles on bulimia and anorexia on the soundmindz. Org web site for ongoing education and support. My best. ...Read more

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Hi doctor could you tell me Abilify (aripiprazole) medicine with 15mg for disease nerve damage eyes can use or can't use?

Hi doctor could you tell me Abilify (aripiprazole) medicine with 15mg for disease nerve damage eyes can use or can't use?

Abilify-eye effects: Abilify (aripiprazole) & similar meds can reportedly cause blurred vision & can elevate blood sugar. The elevated blood sugar (especially in diabetics) is probably the cause of the blurred vision (look up chemosis). No specific damage to eyes is mentioned in medical literature. If you're diabetic, discuss this side effect with prescribing doc. If problem persists/worsens, see ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Mom in mid-stage ft dementia. Gets bloodshot eyes every 3-4 wks. On namenda, (memantine) aricept, 0.25mg risperdal. Most likely drugs or disease the cause?

Mom in mid-stage ft dementia. Gets bloodshot eyes every 3-4 wks. On namenda, (memantine) aricept, 0.25mg risperdal. Most likely drugs or disease the cause?

Partly,: Persons with dementis blink a lot less than needed. You see them staring off into space. The eyes are usually red form dryness irritation. Use lubricating eye drops as needed-; refresh, systane or blink eyes drops all are available as over the counter treatment. ...Read more

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What's the best medicine for blurred eyes?

What's the best medicine for blurred eyes?

None: If you have blurred vision, you should see an ophthalmologist to find out why and treat it. ...Read more

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How could we detect any health disorder to see the eyes?

Not quite: Many diseases can be diagnosed or hinted at from an examination of the eyes. But there are many others not reflected in the eyes. The principal issue is vascular changes in the back of the eye and alterations in the structure of the eye. ...Read more

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How does the eyeball absorb medicine?

How does the eyeball absorb medicine?

Topically: Most eye meds have limited penetration into the eye. However, compounds have special chemical properties that do allow penetration ; absorption into the front parts ; along the surface of eye. ...Read more

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What are the different eye disease and symptoms?

What are the different eye disease and symptoms?

Many, many: We doctors have only 400 letters in which to answer questions. A broad question like this cannot be answered in that space. Ask a specific question. There are thousands of eye diseases and symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the medicine for my eye. I can't see clearly?

What is the medicine for my eye. I can't see clearly?

Need an exam: Ma;rilyn
You should see your eye doctor if you have these symptoms. It is impossible to tell from your descripton ...Read more

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Approximately how many eye disease have been identified?

Approximately how many eye disease have been identified?

Many: The major ones are cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic eye changes. But many systemic diseases have eye manifestations. The eyes can be traumatized, infected and inflicted with allergic problems. Disease can affect the nerves to the eyes and the muscles of the eyes. Auxiliary components of the eye can be affected like tear flow, lid function and of course cancer can originate or travel to the eye ...Read more

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I think I have blocked tear eye, what medecine I shoul take?

I think I have blocked tear eye, what medecine I shoul take?

Evaluation: You may try warm compresses and gentle massage from corner of eyelid towards nose to see if this helps. If you are in pain, &/or there is red swelling at the corner of the eyelid, you may have a blocked nasal lacrimal duct which may require surgical treatment (dcr). An appointment with an eye md will evaluate your problem and may trial topical &/or systemic antibiotics. ...Read more

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What medicine or eyedrops are recommended for red and dull eyes?

I will advise you: To see a doctor and have properly diagnosed before seeking treatment. Once the problem is identified then treatment follows. This is because what you shared with us could be many things ...Read more

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What is fuchs eye disease?

What is fuchs eye disease?

Two answers: Professor Fuchs described many different eye findings. The two conditions that bear his name are Fuchs dystrophy of the cornea, an age-related deterioration of the endothelial cells lining the inside of the cornea and leading to cloudy vision in some. The other is Fuchs cyclitis, an inflammatory condition of the eye leading to cataract and glaucoma. ...Read more