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Will looking in to the sun directly many times for a few secs when doing sunset photography harm my eyes? Any tips on eye safety?
Sunset photos: Starring at the sun for any time period or at any point can be harmful Suggest you line up your camera, and set on automatic, then sort out shot you want. Just to be sure. ...Read more
I have pain in my Perineum. Can a Tarlov cyst or a pudendal nerve entrapment be seen in MRI photography? Does it reach Perineum enough? Alternatives?
Good question: Tarlov cysts can be seen on MRI near a dorsal root ganglion. Those that are larger than 1.5 CM are more likely to be symptomatic. (Most are asymptomatic and incidental findings) The MRI is only as good as the Neuroradiologist or General Radiologist who reads it. The perinium pain may be referred or due to a local process. Your going to need a kick ass doctor (pun intended) Finland has many. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age: The vitreous jelly changes as we age and it pulls away from the back of the eye (retina) - a posterior vitreous detachment. During this process, if the jelly pulls hard enough on the retina (especially in a thin or weak area) it can tear the retina which can subsequently detach. Other risk factors include myopia, cataract surgery, head/eye trauma, family history, lattice degeneration, etc. ...Read more
Yes and no: There are lots of causes of retinal damage-you need to be more specific. If the damage is from swelling or bleeding under or in the retina, there are treatments to resolve these problems and restore retinal function. If the the retina is scarred, then there are no surgeries or drugs to regenerate the retina. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on type: and location. Retinal cysts as in cystoid macular edema occur in the center, cause blurring and are due to inflammation, usually after surgery. Cysts in the peripheral retina are quite normal and are sometimes called "cystic retinal tufts". Occasionally, cystic tufts can be torn by acute vitreous separation causing a retinal tear which may be lasered to prevent detachment. ...Read more
Damage: The retina can develop scars much the same way that any other tissue can. The most common cause of scarring is from bleeding (examples: diabetes, macular degeneration), and from lasers used to treat the bleeding. Retinal repair of any kind can lead to bleeding, as can severe trauma to the eye. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Lasik surgery is performed on the cornea to re-shape it in order to reduce or eliminate the need for distance glasses. The retina is the membrane lining the inside of the back portion of the eye (like the film in the camera). Retinal surgery is generally done for serious, often sight threatening conditions or diseases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Between $5k-$12k: Routine retina surgery at a us ambulatory surgery center charging "typical" rates can be done for between $5000 and $7000. The fees tend to be very regionally specific and include post op care. A google search may help, but calling offices and asking for a cash price may yield surprises. The numbers above include surgeon and anesthetist fees. A hospital facility could cost double this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Microsurgery: It is an outpatient operation to scrape off scar tissue which is distorting or wrinkling the retinal surface. Membranes on the retina can cause distorted vision, retinal holes and detachments. Usually the surgery is done with the patient sedated, lying under a powerful microscope. The surgeon uses miniature instruments to remove the vitreous gel and scrape the scar tissue off. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Visibility: Cryo and laser are used to reattach retinas and deal with bleeding. Cryo is a little cruder but can be used when there is a lack of direct visibility. It is applied outside the eye directed to the inside. Laser requires a visible pathway, is more precise and is applied to the inside. Your retinal surgeon will decide which is best for your problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer