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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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Movement: If there is too much movement or if it becomes infected. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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