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Is a board certified and licensed optician qualified to perform a refractive eye exam for an eyeglass prescription using digital eye exam equipment?
Mammoplasty : Mammoplasty is the term used for altering the shape, position, and sometimes size of the breast. A mammoplasty should always be performed by a board certified plastic surgeon, as plastic surgeons are the only surgeons trained and experienced in the most current and safe techniques of mammoplasty. Cosmetic mammoplasty is more commonly called a "breast lift" procedure. The goal of this operation is to lift the breast mass to a more youthful position. In a breast lift, your surgeon will remove excess skin that has stretched during the course of pregnancy, breast feeding, weight change, etc. The breast tissue is repositioned to a higher, more cosmetically appealing position. The resulting scars will either be anchor shaped (scars around the areola, vertical scar extending to the base of the breast, and a curved scar hidden in the fold under the breast), or lollypop shaped (scars around the areola and a vertical scar extending to the base of the breast). Breast implants may also be placed during this procedure if you desire both a breast lift and an increase in breast volume. Cosmetic mammoplasty is not covered by your medical insurance. A different type of mammoplasty which is considered medically necessary in certain patients is a reduction mammoplasty, or breast reduction. While breast reduction may significantly improve the appearance of a woman's breasts, breast reduction is not considered a purely cosmetic procedure. This is because reducing the weight of excessively large breasts helps eliminate symptoms associated with large, heavy breasts such as neck/back/shoulder pain, shoulder grooves, rashes, and difficulty with activity and exercise. Your board certified plastic surgeon likely has extensive experience with this procedure, as it is a very common procedure performed by plastic surgeons, and typically results in a high level of patient satisfaction. All the best, dr. Skourtis. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Two different things: A comprehensive eye evaluation should include a refraction, but it is not always essential. Refraction measures whether the eye is near- or farsighted, or has astigmatism. These conditions are not considered medical problems and correcting them alone does not rule out someone having other diseases in the eye. If a patient has a specific problem, refraction may be avoided altogether. ...Read more
Maybe: Sometimes laser vision correction is offered after cataract surgery in order to decrease dependence on glasses, but it is not required. There is another type of laser that is sometimes needed to improve vision in about 10% of cataract patients called yag capsulotomy. Speak to your cataract surgeon to clarify. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Routine exam: Includes a rectal. Two positions: lying on side, bending over. With women it can be done as part of pelvic lying on back using fingers in vagina and rectum. A glove & lubricant are always used. The exam in men chcecks prostate as ewll as rectum, in women recto-vaginal septum. Stool on the glove is used to detect occult blood. A good exam should be thorough but not painful. ...Read more
Various surgeons: Plastic surgeons, general surgeons, urological and gynecological surgeons perform these operations. Both procedures are about the same in degree of patient satisfaction. It requires an excellent team of surgeons and psychological preparation for patients undergoing these procedures, as the emotional impact and acceptance of changes are a crutial part of these cases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Magnification results because of changing the power of the natural lens in the eye to more plus (+, or higher) power. This is usually done to adjust the optics of the eye so you do not need glasses for distance. The change in power can result in magnification of the image. Especially noticeable if the other eye is still more minus or negative power and you compare the two images. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely.: See an otologist or neurotologist, sub-specialists in ent. ...Read more
See Below: Laser's are used in many different ways in ophthalmology. Lasik is done by using a laser to reshape the cornea. Other lasers are used on the retina, lens capsule, iris, trabecular meshwork and ciliary body for different diseases. These lasers are all different and vary in function depending on the use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Obgyn transcription: "elective appendectomy was performed. patient given preop intravenous ____ (monasid)?" What does this mean?
Maybe antibiotic: We frequently give antibiotics prior to certain procedures. That is probably what the surgeon was describing. ...Read more
Femto Laser: The femtosecond laser was approved about 2 years ago to assist with certain steps of cataract surgery. It is not widely used because it is prohibitively expensive and not covered by insurance. Modern cataract surgery is done by ultrasound and utilizes sophisticated lens implants to correct for pre-existing refractve errors. Laser or no laser, modern cataract surgery is a miraculous operation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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