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My girlfriend is having eye surgery to reattach her retina. Can we still have sex?

My girlfriend is having eye surgery to reattach her retina. Can we still have sex?

Avoid it: All heavy exertion should be avoided after having retinal detachment repair. The risk of the repair not "taking" is significantly raised with excessive bearing down. Your girlfriend should ask her doctor how long she should refrain from heavy exertion such as sex. ...Read more

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Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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My grandma has been diagnosed with atheromatous aortabut. Can she still undergo an eye surgery?

My grandma has been diagnosed with atheromatous aortabut. Can she still undergo an eye surgery?

Yes: Eye surgery with light sedation should not cause any problem. Her risk of any issues is very low. She can ask her regular doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still have blurry eyes after lasek eye surgery?

Is it normal to still have blurry eyes after lasek eye surgery?

Vision post Lasik: If you still have blurry vision post lasik surgery, it means the surgery did not completely correct your myopia either because you had really high myopia or because the surgery was suboptimal. Yu should see your doctor to have this answered completely. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still have blurry eyesight after lasek eye surgery?

Is it normal to still have blurry eyesight after lasek eye surgery?

Maybe: Depending on how long after surgery you are this may be normal. If you have completed your recovery then this could also indicate the need for an enhancement. May time the healing process can tak up to 6 months or more. If you are concerned i would talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still have blurry eyesight 7 days after lasek eye surgery?

Is it normal to still have blurry eyesight 7 days after lasek eye surgery?

It can be: Visual recovery from lasek is slower than from lasik. Inflammation in the cornea can cause mildly reduced vision which should improve with time. Make sure you use the medications as directed and follow up with the surgeon as directed. ...Read more

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What to do if I had lazy eye surgery back in december, but I still have my lazy eye. why?

What to do if I had lazy eye surgery back in december, but I still have my lazy eye. why?

Expected result: The surgery is designed to get the two eyes in cosmetically straight position. It will have no effect on the lowered vision in the "lazy" eye. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had lazy eye surgery back in december, but i still have my lazy eye. Why?

What do you advise if i had lazy eye surgery back in december, but i still have my lazy eye. Why?

No guarantee: These surgeries have no absolute guarantees. If you are unhappy with the results you obtained, I suggest you bring it up with the surgeon who did the surgery to see if anything further can be done or expected form the prior surgery. You could also get a second opinion from another ophthalmologist, especially one who specializes in this particular area of eye disorders. Many places in Chicago area. ...Read more

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If I have had cataract surgery, am I still a candidate for lasik eye surgery?

Yes: If you have residual prescription after lasik, you can consider lasik if your eyes are normal otherwise. See a lasik surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Retina (Definition)

That lines the inner eyeball that turns light into chemical/electrical signals interpreted by brain which we ...Read more