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Removal Of The Eye
Unfortunately yes!: Depending on severity of a closed, penetrating or perforating ocular injury, vision may not be recoverable. A blind, painful eye is removed for pain relief, cosmetic reasons or to protect the opposite eye, which as strange as it sounds can be lost to a condition called sympathetic ophthalmia, an inflammatory reaction to injury in the opposite eye! ocular prostheses look amazingly real nowadays! ...Read more
I live in Irvine Ca and would like to know the cost for a Pinquecula removal? My right eye is much worse than my left. It is extremely red!
Which is safer for removal of under eye dark circles; palomar skin rejuvenation or silhouette tone ultrasound? Worried about thinned skin and fat loss
Should i put hair removal cream under my eye skin to remove the fine lines? As dermalogist said nothing is possible as lines are below the eye lash?
Irritating to eye: Hair removal cream is almost certainly going to cause a lot of irritation if it gets in the eye. And it will not remove wrinkles, as it is designed to remove hair - totally different. Consider a professional dermabraision or chemical peel if you want to get wrinkles removed. But don't go to a unlicensed pseudo-professional! ...Read more
How long does it take for vision to become normal after silicone oil removal from eye? is the wavy vision 3-4 days post silicone oil removal surgery n
Can't answer: This question is not in my area of medical knowledge. ...Read more
I had laser treatment of hair removal and eye operation 7 years back. I have hair on my chin. Will both cause birth defect in baby if i conceive now?
Not related: Your laser hair removal ; eye operation should have nothing to do (neither positive nor negative) about your ability to conceive. Now if you have abundant hair in wrong places (hirutism) which can be caused by systemic diseases(eg pcod, cushings, androgen secreting tumor, etc), you may have problems conceiving. If you had cataract removed, could have been caused by too much circulating cortisol. ...Read more
Fatty deposit: If the fatty deposit is on the skin, removal usually has no major side effect aside from leaving a scar (if you have a history of keloid formation, let your md know). ...Read more
Silk'n flash & go hpl home laser hair removal device doesn't require eye protection, are my eyes really safe? What goggles can I get just to be sure?
Just say N0!: This is not a laser. It is a flash lamp. The likelihood of it being able to generate enough energy to actually destroy the hair follicle is pretty low. And if it does you just don't want to flash it in your eyes. I'd say don't waste your money. There's a reason commercial units cost way more and must be purchased by physicians--they have enough power to work. ...Read more
I am a 62 yr old female just has cataract removal & multifocal implants. my rt eye now dr says looks like it has adies tonic pupil. can it go away?
Post op dilation: If you have a true Adie's pupil, your pupil is dilated looking into distance and then when you focus at near for a while your pupil slowly gets smaller and will not redilate when you look back into distance. This gives night glare and makes reading very hard. It can get better as time goes on (1-2 years). It is not too unusual post surgery and may result from pressure spike. Not a true Adies pupil ...Read more
Is the removal of a chazalion from your eye lid safe and how long does it take to heal or before you can start using make up again?
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Safe: The eyelid is numbed up and generally it is flip over so that the incision is on the underside and not visible. You might have some bruising and swelling afterwards for a couple of weeks. Recommendations for make-up use is different based how frequently you develop chalazions. If this is the first time, then no make-up for a couple of weeks is reasonable. Otherwise, discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more
Fever and pain on the left side of the face after upper wisdom tooth removal 2 weeks ago. Pressure under eye, pain in ear, eye, throat. What's wrong?
Infection: It sounds like you have developed an infection in the area around the wisdom tooth. It could be in the sinus if your tooth was close to the sinus or in the space between your cheek and the bone where the wisdom toot was. You need to see your surgeon right away. ...Read more
I had a retina tear that has been sealed with laser. But since, i bleed in the eye once about every month. Should i get vitreous removal operation ?
A possible issue: In some patients, the vitreous gel creates a retinal tear next to or right through a retinal blood vessel. Even if the tear is sealed well with laser, the gel still remains attached to the flap of the tear and the blood vessel. In some cases, persistent traction creates periodic hemorrhage. While this often decreases with time, surgery may be warranted if recurrent, severe, ; impacting daily life. ...Read more
I've had a small squamous cell carcinoma of the eye removed (<5mm). Treatment with mitomycin during removal only. Any suggested follow up procedures?
Follow up needed!: The nice thing here is that you can be followed up clinically and observed. Follow your surgeon's directions. Should likely be seen every 4-6 months for a 2 years or so. If no recurrence, then at least annually! ...Read more
Crystalline lens: Your eye is a complicated organ system. Inside the front of the eye there is a fluid chamber between the cornea and the colored part of your eye, called the iris. In the center of the iris there is an opening called the pupil and behind that another chamber between the iris and the crystalline lens. The lens is a disc shaped living tissue composed of regularly arranged collagen with a capsule. ...Read more
Often w/o Symptoms: This condition is classically a multi organ inflammatory condition. Specific to the eye, inflammation occurs in the front (iritis) and back (uveitis) of the eye, optic nerve, and lacrimal gland tissue as well. The exact cause of this condition is not known, but it's considerable, often without symptoms, and profound in certain patients. Therefore, I would highly recommend that every patient with sarcoidosis be examined by an amount just regularly. Please take care of this. ...Read more
Uric acid effect:
Patients with gout ( a form of arthritis) have elevated uric acid levels.
There are reports in the literature where there is evidence that deposits of uric acid crystals in the eyes of patient with gout have caused damage to eye structures such as the sclerotic, the choroid and the bacillary layer of the retina and cases of episcleritis have occurred concomitantly with an acute episode of gout. ...Read more
Eyeball feature: This is a yellowish patch of cells occasionally seen on the surface conjunctiva of the eyeball.More often on the nasal side, if present it is usually at the corneal/scleral junction. It is of little if any significance and is more often found in older people. ...Read more
Natural : We all have pigment cells in various layers of our skin and eye. The pigment within the cells can increase with age, change in hormones (pregnancy), and of course sun exposure. When the cells themselves start multiplying and moving and growing where they don't belong-this is cancer. ...Read more
Cataract surgery: When a cataract is removed from the eye, an artificial lens, also known as an intraocular lens is put in to replace the focusing power. This device is also known as a pseudophake (false lens) as it is not the natural lens. So an eye after cataract surgery is said in some cases to contain a pseudophake. ...Read more
Too little info: Tingling is a very non-specific symptom, and as such it is difficult to even imagine what might be wrong. If itching is meant, that can be from allergic disease, if it is following trauma with fracture of the orbital bones, it can be a pinched nerve, or it may be related to dry eye, which can cause twitching and tingling, to name just a few possibilities of a long list. ...Read more
Many possibilities: The 3 most common in my experience are dry eye, recurrent corneal erosions, and corneal abrasion. It is possible for more serious causes and likely should have this checked by an ophthalmologist, particularly if the pain is associated with blurry or decreased vision. ...Read more
Redness from lid: Bacteria & mites often live on eyelashes & lids (bleph): when these normal (or rarely abnormal) bugs clog glands of eyelashes or cause irritation of lids, they can cause redness & irritation of eye conjunctiva, leading to conjunctivitis. More info & how to treat: firstname.lastname@example.org ...Read more