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Obstruction (Definition)

Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more


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Will eye patching help strabismus?

Will eye patching help strabismus?

Improve vision: In childhood strabismus, patching is used when the brain starts to ignore the vision from one eye. A patch is placed over the better eye to force the brain to pay attention to the vision from the supressed eye. This is why you can see children wearing eyepatches at times. ...Read more

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In eye-patching for strabismus, should you close or open the patched eye?

In eye-patching for strabismus, should you close or open the patched eye?

Usually easier to: Close the patched eye if taping on eyepads--will avoid abrasions. The goal of patching is to block incoming light into the eye, so if using an eye shield without a pad, eye doesn't have to be truly patched closed underneath. ...Read more

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Does eye patching for cross eyes cause any pain?

Does eye patching for cross eyes cause any pain?

No: Patching is not done for crossed eyes, per se. It's for treating a lazy eye and forcing you to use it by blocking the other eye. Once the eye strenghthens (ie, neural connections develop), the crossed eyes can improve since now the brain is getting input from both eyes. But no, patching should not be painful. ...Read more

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Do you know which is better for lazy eye: patching or glasses?

Do you know which is better for lazy eye: patching or glasses?

Depends: Not strabismic eyes (straight) may be able to correct a lazy eye with glasses alone. If that does not work, more aggressive treatment with patching nd glasses is needed. Strabismic lazy eyes need patching, with/without glasses as is appropriate. ...Read more

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I think both my eyes are cross slightly inward. Will eye patching will help?

Depends: Both eyes cannot be crossed at the same time. First, you will need to see an eye doctor to determine whether there is an eye turn. If so, treatment may include patching but this depends on age, prescription, whether the eye turn affects both eyes, whether it is present all the time, the magnitude of the turn and the presence of depth perception. ...Read more

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What to do if i think both my eyes cross slightly inward, eye patching will help?

What to do if i think both my eyes cross slightly inward, eye patching will help?

Crossed eyes: Typically develop when we are infants. It's possible that your eyes just look crossed but really aren't. If you are not having any double vision or one of your eyes isn't lazy (doesn't see well), then it's most likely that your eyes aren't crossing. Regardless, patching won't help. If this is a change in how your eyes look, then you should see an ophthalmologist to have this looked at. ...Read more

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I have amblyopia, and i'm almost 18. Will eye patch treatment work?

I have amblyopia, and i'm almost 18. Will eye patch treatment work?

Probably not: Doesn't hurt to try for a little bit (no downside), but the central nervous system is not as plastic as the peripheral nervous system and typically the visual system has completed development by that age. ...Read more

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How does laser therapy work in eyes?

How does laser therapy work in eyes?

Two general types: Lasers are used to treat certain medical conditions: ie, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy. The laser used heats the target tissues. Lasers are often used to remove a clouded membrane that can form after cataract surgery. Most people hear about laser vision correction, eg lasik, in which a cold laser is used to reshape the front of the eye (cornea) to minimize the need for glasses. ...Read more

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Vision eye therapy at home, any good advice for someone pursuing this?

Vision eye therapy at home, any good advice for someone pursuing this?

Mostly bogus: "vision therapy" is used to improve basic visual function and is practiced by a subset of optometrists who charge heavily for this practice. This has not been subjected to the normal clinical tests and there is no proven value. Be sure you don't have an underlying problem by consulting with an ophthalmologist to discover any other condition. ...Read more

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Iam suffering from computer vision syndrome what should I do to stop that?Is there any therapy? (tired eyes, red or dry)the symptoms

Iam suffering from computer vision syndrome what should I do to stop that?Is there any therapy? (tired eyes, red or dry)the symptoms

Computer vision : 18 you male with computer vision syndrome. If you use eye glasses, your eye doc can guide you to the proper prescription for computer viewing. Lots of folks use a special pair just for that. Periodic blinking can keep the eyes most--they an dry out from staring.Chinese and natural medicine doc can provide eye exercises. Your eye doc may suggest over the counter/prescribed eye drops for moisture. ...Read more

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What eye therapy exercises are proven to help strabismus?

What eye therapy exercises are proven to help strabismus?

Strabismus exercises: Eye muscle surgery along with orthoptic exercises used by an orthoptic trained technician can be beneficial and are frequently used in children. Patterns established by adults do not respond well. ...Read more

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My friend is having vitiligo - a small patch in his head . What is it's permanent treatment?

My friend is having vitiligo - a small patch in his head . What is it's permanent treatment?

Vitiligo: Therapy for vitiligo takes a long time-it usually must be continued for 6 to 18 months. The choice of therapy depends on the number of white patches; their location, sizes, and how widespread they are; and what you prefer in terms of treatment. Each patient responds differently to therapy. Current treatment options for vitiligo include topical medication, phototherapy, surgery, and others. ...Read more

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Could eye therapy really improve eye sight?

Could eye therapy really improve eye sight?

Not likely: You are talking, i think, about eye exercises to eliminate the need for eyeglasses. These are based upon faulty assumptions about eye anatomy and of course the continued hope that there is a simple means to correct vision without glasses. None of these programs actually work - don't waste your money. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are the disadvantages of laser eye therapy?

Help please? I want to know what are the disadvantages of laser eye therapy?

Many lasers: There are many different lasers used for many different eye conditions. Each type of treatment has its own risks and benefits. We doctors might be able to provide information if you were to tell us what condition you have and what type of laser treatment is being considered. ...Read more

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My daughter has a morning glory syndrome . Can steam cell therapy cures her eye site?

My daughter has a morning glory syndrome . Can steam cell therapy cures her eye site?

Not helpful: Stem cells may offer help in the future once this technique is perfected and developed. Currently there is no known treatment for morning glory retinopathy. ...Read more

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I have tired eyes from mild convergence insufficiency. Are there other options beside expensive in office therapy or shady looking websites?

I have tired eyes from mild convergence insufficiency. Are there other options beside expensive in office therapy or shady looking websites?

Exercises or glasses: Convergence excises such as near point focussing performed several times daily can strengthen your convergence , your other choice would be reading glasses with weak prisms to alleviate symptoms they would be prescription and not over the counter. ...Read more

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How can stem cell eye therapy work for bags under the eyes?

How can stem cell eye therapy work for bags under the eyes?

Not at present: Stem cell work is cutting edge and is being considered for serious problems causing disease. I do not believe that any researcher is looking at stem cells for this purpose. However, I have seen advertisements for products allegedly using stem cells in the product for a variety of conditions in the body. Stem cells are fragile, require sophisticated laboratories, and will not be found in stores ...Read more

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Is there a natural therapy to get rid of yellow eyes in a baby?

Is there a natural therapy to get rid of yellow eyes in a baby?

No: If a baby naturally has a yellowish tint to the whites of their eyes, there is really no natural treatment. However, if it is a newborn with jaundice, the yellow will lessen when the jaundice goes away. If it is an older infant who is feeding baby food and receiving a lot of carrots or other orange/yellow vegetables in the diet, reducing these can reduce the degree of yellow tint to the eyes. ...Read more

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I am myopic i practice plus lens therapy and I have seen improvements in my vision, can it cause imbalancement in eyes or cataract or something?

I am myopic i practice plus lens therapy and I have seen improvements in my vision, can it cause imbalancement in eyes or cataract or something?

Does not damage eye: Using plus lens therapy will not cause physical damage to the eye such as cataract. It could cause alignment problems at near, because normally the focusing of the eye at near is tied in with the in-turning of the eyes needed for viewing a close object. Plus lenses eliminate the need to focus, so the eyes might not turn-in adequately, and thus may cause eye strain symptoms or double vision. ...Read more

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Dry eyes, contacts, and "refresh dry eye therapy"?

Dry eyes, contacts, and "refresh dry eye therapy"?

Dry eye: Your description sounds like dry eye. Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses a few times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If persistent contact lens intolerance persists, i will typically place bilateral lower lid plus and/or start restasis. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Eye Patching (Definition)

Strabismus is a disorder in which the two eyes do not line up in the same direction, and therefore do not look at the same object at the same time. The condition is more commonly known as "crossed eyes." Amblyopia or lazy eye must be treated first. A patch is placed over the better eye. This forces the weaker ...Read more


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Occlusion (Definition)

This refers to how the teeth come together. There are 3 classifications: normal or class i, an excessive overbite or class ii, and an ...Read more