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Removal Of An Eye Growth Pterygium
Of Course: Surgical removal is the only way to permanently treat pterygium. Drops or gel are used to numb the eye, allowing for painless removal of your pterygium. A piece of surface eye tissue called a “graft” is then placed to prevent re-growth of the pterygium. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Pterygium:very common, abnormal growth of clear covering (conjunctiva) of white part of the eye (sclera) over the cornea (window of the eye). If severe and causing discomfort or red, it can be removed with surgery. It is generally benign. It is due to excess sun/UV exposure usually. Prevention is only remedy. Avoid sun (sunglasses, hat); avoid smoking. Natural ...Read more
Can an optometrist remove an slightly embedded spec of dirt from the sclera of the eye--gives an scatchy feeling?
Yes: Probably any procedure such as this should be done by an ophthalmologist which can be done as an office procedure in a moment. Foreign specks either stick to the cornea or to the conjunctiva under the upper lid. The sclera is covered with a layer of tissue and so a speck such as you describe is not on the sclera directly. ...Read more
Can be: The most common situation similar to what you describe is LASIK surgery in the presence of Pterygium, a growth caused by sun damage, most often over the nasal cornea and conjunctiva. In that case, the surgery is modified. The hinge of the LASIK flap is rotated to be over the growth so that one avoids cutting into the growth. Pretreating with vasoconstrictors like Brimonidine and phenylephrine ...Read more
Where is the freckle: Yes and no. It depends on its location. If the freckle is on the retina then it is the purvey of a retinal specialist. If it is on the iris then an anterior segment surgeon can remove the freckle. If it is on the eye lid, conjunctiva or other surface locations that too can be removed. The important question is why? Has the freckle changed? Is there concern for malignancy? Or is it cosmetic? ...Read more
Laser eye surgery: It is possible with some laser platforms to do corneal refractive laser surgery on a patient with nystagmus (if that is what you mean by rapid eye movement), in order to correct myopia. Surface ablation / prk would likely be the best choice, if the rest of the evaluation indicates the procedure would be safe for that patient. ...Read more
Very rare: LASIK outcomes are usually very successful depening on preoperative risk factors (amount of myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, presence of dry eye, other medical diseases, pupil size. Check with your eyeMD to get further information about your eye. More info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more
White eyes...: Many parents and their pediatricians first see signs of retinoblastoma after noticing that their child's and/or pt's pupil (the dark circular area in the middle of the iris, the colored part of the eye) appears whitish in bright light. Some parents notice this effect in photographs. This happens because the pupil is translucent; so, retinal tumors that lie behind it may be noticeable. ...Read more
It depends: If your eye was lazy as a child due to the cataract, then you may not get much vision improvement from cataract surgery as an adult. On the other hand, if you initially saw well then the vision got worse because of the cataract, then you have a better prognosis for vision improvement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Repair of Retina: Often a retinal tear can be repaired by laser. This is the safest, gentlest, most comfortable approach with the quickest recovery. Using an indirect ophthalmoscope simply means that your eye surgeon will use special headgear and a handheld lens to see into the periphery of your eye and use a foot pedal control to deliver the laser pulses. Good luck. ...Read more
What would your eye look like without a cornea? If the cornea of a donor's eye is removed for transplant, would the donor's eye appear blurry?
Best to use drops: Pink eye is usually viral in origin and so antibiotics are usually not used to treat the actual infection but to prevent the eye from contracting a bacterial infection on top of the viral infection. It would be best to stick with eyedrop antibiotics to avoid problems with stomach upset, diarrhea, and increased chance of resistant bacterial infections that can happen with oral antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a natural way to clear the sclera of eyes, or by using specific eye drops? Are there any clear colored contacts for the sclera of eyes?
Please re-state ??: Clear the sclera of what ? To get the most from this site you need to provide enough background information to provide an adequate foundation for your question. You have not provided any description of what it is you want to clear. You are welcome to start over.Questions are not linked on the site & go out at random. ...Read more
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