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For someone who had posterior vitreous detachment completed prior to cataract surgery, what is the risk of post-cataract surgery retinal detachment?

For someone who had posterior vitreous detachment completed prior to cataract surgery, what is the risk of post-cataract surgery retinal detachment?

Very small : As vitreous traction is the main cause for retinal detachment following cataract surgery, if the vitreous is already separated, there would be no traction and thus the chance of a detachment would be very small. ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Why do post-cataract surgery retinal detachments occur? Is there some retinal pulling involved from posterior vitreous detachment (pvd)?

Why do post-cataract surgery retinal detachments occur? Is there some retinal pulling involved from posterior vitreous detachment (pvd)?

Destabilization: The natural lens and its supports stabilize the front of the eye and vitreous. Removal of the thick natural lens and substitution with a thin artificial lens, increases the chance for the vitreous to move in ways that can destabilize the attachments of the vitreous over the retina. If there are weak places, this can increase the chance of detachment, even in the best of cataract surgeries. ...Read more

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Would having lattice degeneration prevent me from undergoing lasik surgery?

Would having lattice degeneration prevent me from undergoing lasik surgery?

No: Lattice degeneration is a peripheral retinal pigment patterning indicating an area of stress and a risk for retinal detachment in the future. LASIK does not affect this. However some LASIK surgeons will avoid doing the procedure on those with lattice because a patient might connect the two. You can explain that you are aware of that risk and the lack of connection to the LASIK surgeon. ...Read more

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Until what age can grow men?

Until what age can grow men?

Define grow: Linear growth in men will continue until the growth centers of the long bones fuse around 17-20. Some finish a little earlier or later. Men can grow wider at any time. ...Read more

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Are senior centers placed in lockdown during tornado warnings?

Are senior centers placed in lockdown during tornado warnings?

Depends: Some shelters offers seniors during tornado warnings. Please check with local county law enforcement about coordination of seniors during the diaster activity. ...Read more

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Do abortions affect the cervix years later?

Do abortions affect the cervix years later?

It shouldnt: If you are seeing a trained physician, you should have a very low chance of damage to your cervix. ...Read more

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Why do the bone plates in the skull not fuse before birth?

Why do the bone plates in the skull not fuse before birth?

Two reasons...: During a vaginal delivery, the unfused skull bones can shift as necessary, making the head more malleable for passage through the birth canal. The unfused bones also allow room for the baby's brain to grow during early life. The bones in the skull will fuse after about 12 to 18 months. ...Read more

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All the men/boys who are hosts of thehpv virus spread it unknowingly leaving womento develop ciniii orcervical cancer. No way to targethpv in men?

All the men/boys who are hosts of thehpv virus spread it unknowingly leaving womento develop ciniii orcervical cancer.  No way to targethpv in men?

Round up the kids: The Gardasil vaccine is for both boys and girls, so it is up to each family to round up the kids and take them to the doctor for shots and annual check-ups. The way to prevent infection (and future transmission) of the 2 "bad" strains of cancer-causing hpv, and the 2 strains that are the main cause of genital warts, is to vaccinate kids in middle school or high school (definitely before college). ...Read more

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What is the risks for lupron (leuprolide) injections to induce menopause at 30 years old?

What is the risks for lupron (leuprolide) injections to induce menopause at 30 years old?

Minimal, if: Minimal risks if used appropriately for the right reasons, and for a limited period of time. A few symptoms, but no significant risks. It is not appropriate to treat a solid/septate ovarian mass with Lupron (leuprolide) without a firm diagnosis though. ...Read more

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Is it rare to have retinal detachment at age 17?

Is it rare to have retinal detachment at age 17?

Not common: Somewhat uncommon to have an rd at this age. Family history, trauma, high myopia, lattice or thinning of the retina are risk factors that could lead to detachment at an early age. Most detachments in this age group are traumatic (due to trauma). ...Read more

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Arterior cervical spine surgery at china?

Arterior cervical spine surgery at china?

Done in China: Medical vacations are when persons seek care outside there country usually to save on costs. China has several centers that offer excellent care. ...Read more

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Does height for girls grow at age of 17?

Does height for girls grow at age of 17?

Varies some: Most will grow about 2.5 in or 5 cm after their first period.The growth centers of females close at this point, which varies from 15-17 in most.There are some that finish sooner or later. An x-ray of the hand can be assessed for bone maturity and likelihood of further growth. ...Read more

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Which growth plates will fuse after the fusion of knee epiphysis? Thank you

Which growth plates will fuse after the fusion of knee epiphysis? Thank you

Usually...: The tibia. There are a number of articles on the internet which deal with this topic. They are mainly forensic articles which deal with determining the age of death of an individual when only the bones remain. ...Read more

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Cervical cancer cause to grow new moles?

Cervical cancer cause to grow new moles?

No: There is no relation between these two entities. ...Read more

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What are the things they drill into your skull during brain surgery?

What are the things they drill into your skull during brain surgery?

Not sure: We use a drill to enter the skull in order to perform brain surgery. We then replace the skull afterward with titanium plates and screws. I'm not sure what you mean by drilling things into the skull during brain surgery. ...Read more

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At what age does dendrite development cease?

At what age does dendrite development cease?

It might be ongoing: While big neurological changes happen in childhood, emerging research in neurobiology indicates that dendrites and axons continue to change, adapt, and develop throughout the lifespan. Some of the studies point to age being less of a factor in cessation of neurological development, with environment (e.g., lack of ongoing learning that could promote maintenance/ growth) being more of a factor. ...Read more