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Doctor insights on: Retinal Tear Laser Surgery Recovery

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Retina (Definition)

That lines the inner eyeball that turns light into chemical/electrical signals interpreted by brain which we ...Read more


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I moved my head during a laser surgery for a retinal tear, what could be the concequences?

I moved my head during a laser surgery for a retinal tear, what could be the concequences?

There could be none.: There may be no possible consequences if your head movement was when the laser had not been "fired". If you moved during application of the laser you will have a loss of vision where the laser treatment occurred. If the laser treatment was away from your best area of vision you may never notice the additional area of loss. It would be best to ask the doctor that performed the procedure. ...Read more

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I've already got lasered on both eyes for tears a while ago and now I need more laser. What are the risks to laser surgery for retinal holes?

I've already got lasered on both eyes for tears a while ago and now I need more laser. What are the risks to laser surgery for retinal holes?

Small: Laser for retinal holes is almost always done on the peripheral portions of the retina where vision is usually minimal or absent. The effect is to seal off the holes so they do not lead to a retinal detachment. Sometimes this needs to be repeated if the initial treatment did not have the full effect. ...Read more

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I had a laser surgery for a tear in my retina. They put gas bubbles in my eye to keep it steady, 4 weeks later I still cannot see? Help me please?

I had a laser surgery for a tear in my retina. They put gas bubbles in my eye to keep it steady, 4 weeks later I still cannot see? Help me please?

No: The bubble was emplaced to push the retina back in its proper position. The vision recovery depends mostly on the type and degree of detachment. If it is air, then your eye will absorb it. If it is a silicone based gas, then it will need removal at some time after the retina is stabilized. Discuss this with your retinal surgeon. ...Read more

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When can I drive after retina laser surgery?

When can I drive after retina laser surgery?

Ask your treating MD: Its not the laser treatment that is the restricting condition. It is the retinal problem and the treatment needed to repair it. There are many different types of laser. Most have no restrictions after them. Some do. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Had retinal holes (age 23). laser surgery 8 months ago. Have habit of masturbating (daily).Can it cause retinal holes in future? Recently eye pain also

No relationship: Retinal holes are in effect thin stretched spots in the peripheral retina which can be a site of retinal detachment. Vigorous activity canSo break loose a preexisting hole, but is very unlikely to create one. My understanding of masturbation is that it is not that vigorous. I think you are safe from a risk here. ...Read more

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Will alcohol slow down recovery on oral laser surgery?

Will alcohol slow down recovery on oral laser surgery?

It will: No alcohol for 48 hours, as it could delay the healing process. If you are taken antibiotics or analgesics to decrease the risk of infection and reduce pain, avoid alcohol intake.
Rec.: consult with your surgeon for more information. ...Read more

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Having laser surgery to repair lattice degeneration. What is the recovery time and or limitations afterwards?

Minimal: In-office laser treatment generally does not require much recovery or limitations. Always check with your surgeon about his/her specific requests for your well-being, such as heavy lifting, or use of any eyedrops. ...Read more

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How do the eyes feel after nd yag laser surgery & how long does the recovery take are gritty eyes common?

How do the eyes feel after nd yag laser surgery & how long does the recovery take are gritty eyes common?

Pain is minimal: Co2 and long-pulsed erbium lasers are the more common lasers used in resurfacing eyelids and the face. Pain is generally not a major complaint with laser resurfacing. Expect a 50 - 75% reduction in the depth of facial lines and wrinkles with ablative laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to have sex after laser surgery for a retinal tear (almost 3 weeks ago) and a vitreous hemorrhage which has cleared?

How long do I have to wait to have sex after laser surgery for a retinal tear (almost 3 weeks ago) and a vitreous hemorrhage which has cleared?

A good? To ask: Ask your treating eye physician when it's safe, only he or she would know how stable your treatment is, or how serious your retinal integrity is. Good luck. ...Read more

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Afterkidneystone laser surgery how to back to normal?

Afterkidneystone laser surgery how to back to normal?

Depends.: If the stone was completely fragmented and no ureteral stent was placed, recovery tends to be quick, 1-2 days. Some patients, despite this, can have a significant amount of pain or discomfort requiring pain medication. Residual stone disease, residual ureteral edema, ureteral stent pain, and urinary symptoms may persist and prolong recovery. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which type of laser surgery would be good for me?

Any suggestions on which type of laser surgery would be good for me?

Laser surgery?: This depends on what type of surgery you will be having. IS is skin resurfacing, removal of a lesion, surgery on your arteries, or one of many other types of laser surgeries? What are you trying to treat? ...Read more

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Is laser surgery good for vitiligo?

Is laser surgery good for vitiligo?

UVB laser: Lasers with uvb wavelength such as excimer xtrac (photomedex) or relume can help with vitiligo. ...Read more

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Is laser surgery painful in the face?

Is laser surgery painful in the face?

Can be: Much depends on exactly what type of laser surgery is being performed and exactly what the aftercare is. For example, patients who are undergoing co2 laser surgery may have significant discomfort if the areas are left uncovered; this discomfort can be decreased if the treated areas are covered and away from contact with air. Your physician will be able to provide you with more precise answers. ...Read more

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What prostate reduction laser surgery?

What prostate reduction laser surgery?

A procedure.: Holep and greenlight pvp are examples of laser technologies used in the treatment of benign prostatic enlargement. When the prostate enlarges to the point of causing intractable symptoms or complications, removal of tissue can be performed in several ways, including laser surgery. Lasers are used to remove excess tissue. Some advantages are potentially less bleeding than the traditional turp. ...Read more

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Is spinal laser surgery effective and safe?

Is spinal laser surgery effective and safe?

Not fully accepted: Laser spine surgery is an attractive option to patients who fear conventional spine surgery. But there is something to say when there are only a few centers in the country that perform this procedure. With any procedure, educate yourself and proceed with caution. Traditional spine surgery has its risks, but what surgical procedure doesn't? ...Read more

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How well does laser surgery for glaucoma work?

How well does laser surgery for glaucoma work?

Better drainage: Intraocular pressure results from the aqueous fluid being prodeuced in the eye and being drained out of the eye. Just as a sink can back up from poor drainage, so can the eye fluid, however, with no place to go the pressure increases. Glaucoma laser treatment (ALT/SLT) helps the fluid drain better, reducing pressure. ...Read more

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Is laser surgery effective in treating glaucoma?

Is laser surgery effective in treating glaucoma?

Yes: Yes it works well in many glaucoma patients. There is four laser treatments that are used for glaucoma. Slt and alt used to lower the pressure by increasing the outflow drainage, ciliary body ablation will decrease the ciliary body which produces the fluid inside the eye (and treatment slows the production, lowering the pressure). Laser peripheral iridotomy prevents of treats angle closure. ...Read more

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Does laser surgery kill abnormal cells completely?

Does laser surgery kill abnormal cells completely?

Need more specifics: Laser surgery can be used for any number of health problems. It would be helpful to know what condition you are referring to. Thanks! ...Read more

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How effective is laser surgery for treating glaucoma?

How effective is laser surgery for treating glaucoma?

Effective: There are several types of laser surgery for glaucoma. The most popular is selective laser trabeculoplasty or SLT. This treatment is about as effective as the first-line drops for glaucoma. Generally, it is not used unless drops are not effective or are not tolerated. Generally, SLT is safe and effective about 85% of the time. ...Read more

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How to remove stretchmarks? Can laser surgery erase it?

How to remove stretchmarks? Can laser surgery erase it?

Presently: The lasers we have now will only give 50 to 75% improvement. See dermatologist or plastic surgeon who does this for consultation. ...Read more

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What are the differences between TURP and laser surgery?

What are the differences between TURP and laser surgery?

TURP vs laser TUVP: Main differences occur with the surgeon's experience. Both procedures (mandated by insurers) must be scheduled/performed on an "outpt" basis, and may leave you with a Foley catheter for ~ 1 week. Reports suggest longer post-operative discomfort following laser tuvp. Also, no tissue is typically obtained for review with a laser procedure, unless the surgeon is performing a laser "resection.". ...Read more

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What is the difference between yag and other laser surgery?

What is the difference between yag and other laser surgery?

Target: Nd:yag is a type of laser that targets primarily water. It is excellent for larger veins and can also be used for laser hair removal, skin tightening, acne and tattoos (when q-switched). Erbium:yag also primarily targets water but it vaporizes the skin and is used for laser skin resurfacing. Essentially it is the wavelength of light the laser produces that determines what it will work on. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to how effective is laser surgery for glaucoma?

I'm curious as to how effective is laser surgery for glaucoma?

80%: This produces the desired pressure lowering in about 4/5 patients, and produces some pressure lowering in nearly all. ...Read more

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What is the cost of Minimally Invasive Laser Surgery in india?

What is the cost of Minimally Invasive Laser Surgery in india?

Ask the surgeon: You need to ask the surgeon (or his/her office). Costs will vary according to the procedure and the locale where it is done ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Laser (Definition)

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