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Is the phthisis bulbi process (from slight distortion to total enucleation) gradual or sudden? Can it be caused by blunt trauma?
End stage of eye: Phthisis is the technical term for an eye which has lost its internal ability to maintain health. Such eyes are blind, and get that way from advanced disease, infection, and severe trauma. It can be gradual in most cases but sometimes trauma can cause this to happen rapidly. It is usually very symptomatic and your ophthalmolgist can help you with this. ...Read more
I was born with optic nerve hypoplasia, being left eye dominant, my right has shrunk over 35 yrs (phthisis or atrophy). What is the latest treatment?
No new treatments: Unfortunately, there are no new treatments available for phthisis bulb. The atrophied eye has become disorganized and non-functional. If the eye has become cosmetically unacceptable options can include cosmetic contact lenses or a prosthetic shell which can be custom designed to fit over the shrunken eye and to look like the other eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extreme disease: Phthisis is the end result of profound trauma or significant, unremitting internal eye disease in which the eye essentially shuts down, the blood supply diminishes and the eye can become red and painful or shrink down. You therefore would need significant trauma or illness to get it. Hopefully this is not in your future. ...Read more
Had septorhinoplasty & turbinate removal 15 weeks ago. Dr, says I still have swelling( hence dorsal hump & bulbis tip). Will taking aspirin daily help?
WatchOutForTheNoNose: This is a difficult question to answer;depends on the cause of the swelling.15 weeks after surgery raises certain questions that your plastic surgeon should be able to answer.Generally,if it's felt there's residual inflammation,it might work to some degree.But if due to micro scarring or some other anatomic cause,probably not.Also what about you? Sleeping flat?Yoga?Boxing? Etc. These are no-no's! ...Read more
In a way, yes!: If the pressure of the eye is too low, the opposite of glaucoma where it is too high, damage and loss of sight may be associated. If the pressure drops due to injury, say, then the low pressure is an effect of the loss of function rather than being the cause of the loss of function. This is called phthisis bulbi (pronounced "ty-sis bulb-eye". Hopefully i made the difference clear! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My blind eye has come detached it can't be fixed, it is shrinking and will need removed, it's 7.6/7.8 now what will it measure before this happens?
Not sure: We remove blind eyes commonly for pain or when they are at risk of spreading inflammation to the fellow eye. The fact that it is shrinking ( phthisis bulbi) is a common issue once the retina is permanently detached. Sometimes a prothesis can be fit over a phthisical eye avoiding an operation. Ask your eye care professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take to get my eyes to look normal again (no droopy or swollen eyes) after detached retina surgery?
Depends. : It depends on how extensive your surgery was. If a buckle and vitrectomy were done, it can talk a while. That means up to a few months for the eye to look normal again. It is common for the eyelid to be a little droopy after any type of eye surgery. This may or may not recover totally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is evisceration eye surgery the best solution to treat an eye that has atrophied? Seven years ago, i was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor. During surgery my optic nerve was damaged, and i lost the vision in my right eye. My eye is beginning to shrink a
Depends: For an eye that doesn't see and is atrophic or pthisical, evisceration is an option. Typically oculoplastic surgeons can place an implant in the scleral shell left behind in an evisceration. This enables natural movement of the artificial eye. From a cosmetic standpoint, evisceration can lead to excellent result. Whether it is ideal for you depends on condition of eye, appearance, and more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer