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

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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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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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?

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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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 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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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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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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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. Janice Alexander
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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