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Does lasik help people with optic atrophy?

Does lasik help people with optic atrophy?

No: Lasik is done on the front part of the eye called the cornea, optic atrophy is a problem with the optic nerve. These are two completely separate areas in the eye. It would be like trying to fix a twisted ankle by putting a cast on your arm. ...Read more

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Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more


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Will lasik help or hinder optic neuritis?

Will  lasik help or hinder optic neuritis?

Neither: Lasik changes the curvature of the cornea to reduce nearsightedness(myopia) and has no adverse effect on the optic nerve. If the optic nerve has been damaged then lasik will not improve the visual function , it only changes the focus of the image on the retina. ...Read more

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Does ivig work to restore optic nerve and vision loss?

Does ivig  work to restore optic nerve and vision loss?

Possibly: There is no clear and convincing scientific evidence that ivig will help in optic nerve disease, though some clinicians may try it as a last ditch effort to help a condition with an otherwise poor prognosis. ...Read more

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Need help with wifes eye exam results?

Need help with wifes eye exam results?

Depends: Is this an exam that generated a prescription for eyeglasses? Or is there some medical condition that you wife has? You should call your wifes eyedoctor and have him explain the results. ...Read more

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Can oxycodone help with peripheral Neurophty?

Can oxycodone help with peripheral
Neurophty?

Not much : There are better choices for treating peripheral neuropathy. Medication options include Neurontin, Lyrica, (pregabalin) and Cymbalta. These medications are non-addictive. With Oxycodone you have an increased risk of becoming addicted. ...Read more

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Will marijuana help treat optic nerve atrophy?

Will marijuana help treat optic nerve atrophy?

I don't think so: The short answer is no. I do not think cannabis use can help problems with one's optic nerves. ...Read more

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How to help patients with sensory loss?

Need more info: What kind of sensory loss, where on the body, what is thought to be cause? We need details to answer your question. ...Read more

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Will chiropractic manipulations be of any help to someone with with cerebral palsy?

Will chiropractic manipulations be of any help to someone with with cerebral palsy?

Can Help: Chiropractic may help improve quality of life, function, and reduce symptoms. It might be wise to look to a Chiropractic Neurologist or Functional Neurologist, as well as into low force techniques such as instrument based adjusting. ...Read more

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Will glasses help with vision loss caused by glaucoma?

Will glasses help with vision loss caused by glaucoma?

No: Glaucoma is due to eye pressure that are too high for the eye, and leads to gradual loss of vision by damaging the nerve in the back of the eye. Glasses will not help treat this disease process. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help for progressive bulbar palsy? Need expert opinions!

Can acupuncture help for progressive bulbar palsy? Need expert opinions!

Bulbar palsy: I am not aware of acupuncture having any effect in treating a progressive bulbar palsy. I would recommend seeing a neurologist to assess the palsy and then to recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can prism eyeglasses help restore peripheral vision loss caused by drusen?

Help plz! Can prism eyeglasses help restore peripheral vision loss caused by drusen?

No: You should get another opinion. Retinal drusen do not typically cause loss of peripheral vision. Optic nerve drusen can, but it is rarely noticed by the patient. ...Read more

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I have a mild case of cerebral palsy and need help with driving. What devices are out there to help me?

I have a mild case of cerebral palsy and need help with driving. What devices are out there to help me?

See below: There are many adaptive devices for people with CP who want and need to drive. These include: left footed accelerators, hand controls for brake and gas, steering wheel adaptors that only require one hand and more. The best person to see for this is a physiatrist who can then assess you and make recommendations specifically designed for your needs. ...Read more

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Can you help a congenital eye ptosis with exercise?

Can you help a congenital eye ptosis with exercise?

Congenital ptosis: Ptosis, or droopy eyelid, can occur when someone is born (congenital), with trauma, or when someone gets older. Often, congenital ptosis is associated with reduced eyelid muscle function. This typically will not improve with exercise, and sometimes needs to be corrected with surgery if the eyelid is blocking the vision in that eye. ...Read more

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Would nsaids help my optic neuritis?

Would nsaids help my optic neuritis?

No, do not use: Optic neuritis is an autoimmune process, often heralding eventual diagnosis of ms (varies from around 25-60% chance). The inflammation affecting the optic nerve responds best to steroids or acth, and intravenous Methylprednisolone is the classic approach. It may take several weeks to fully resolve, and needs close followup. Nsaid's have absolutely no value, and may create GI side effects. ...Read more

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With 30 percent optic nerve damage should treatment be provided by a glaucoma specialist or is an ophthalmologist able to provide same treatment?

Depends: If your pressure is now well controlled, and repeated testing shows no further damage, then you are fine with your general ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with glaucoma. No peripheral vision loss. 30% optic nerve damage. With treatment will nerve damage cause loss of vision?

Recently diagnosed with glaucoma. No peripheral vision loss. 30% optic nerve damage. With treatment will nerve damage cause loss of vision?

Probably not: Glaucoma is readily treated with anti-pressure medication which should prevent any further damage in almost all cases. This is handled by ophthalmologists (you are not seeing an optometrist i hope?) who deal with this daily. There is a step ladder of treatments -- medication, laser, surgery to prevent further damage which can be quite effective. ...Read more

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What can help with eye problems?

What can help with eye problems?

Eye problems: Your question is not specific. If you are having eye problems, i would see an eye doctor to obtain appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Does posterior cortical atrophy progress into general dementia? Please, need some answers?

Does posterior cortical atrophy progress into general dementia? Please, need some answers?

Yes.: It is not known whether PCA is a variant of Alzheimer's or not as the symptoms are very similar.In PCA the atrophy starts in the back of the brain rather than a global atrophy. ...Read more

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