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Doctor insights on: Scleral Depression Techniques

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My retina specialist did not examine me by scleral depression (lattice).He said there was no need and he would do that if he saw any suspicious spots?

My retina specialist did not examine me by scleral depression (lattice).He said there was no need and he would do that if he saw any suspicious spots?

Good peripheral view: Retina specialist are trained to examine the entire retina all the way to the most peripheral parts, to search for defects. The view to the far periphery is dependent on factors such as pupil dilation, clarity of media, presence/absence of native lens or lens implant, experience of the retina specialist, etc. If factors are favorable, there may not be a need for scleral depression in some cases. ...Read more

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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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When is scleral depression indicated? Doc said it was not required for me. He did a dilated non-depressed exam to review my symptomatic lattice (retina).

When is scleral depression indicated? Doc said it was not required for me. He did a dilated non-depressed exam to review my symptomatic lattice (retina).

Depends: Most retina specialists will do this as a routine part of their peripheral retina exam. Some general ophthalmologists will only do it if they are suspicious of something in the back of the eye. ...Read more

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What is the role of alexander technique in depression?

What is the role of alexander technique in depression?

Not much: It has not been studied and has no proven benefit. It was developed mostly to improve posture, balance and alleviate pain. It is more widely use by performers and athletes and is taught by certified teachers who have gone through about a 3 year certification program usually in wellness centers. ...Read more

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What are some good motivational techniques to combat a depression?

What are some good motivational techniques to combat a depression?

Helping others: Volunteer. Join a church group or agency that visits shut ins or provides food for the homeless, or help at a youth group for troubled children. Realize that suffering occurs and that many others are worse off. ...Read more

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What techniques can I use to prevent depression?

What techniques can I use to prevent depression?

Depression Prevent: Spend time with your friends. If a religion, practice it routinely. Exercise - but do not overdo it. Insist on restorative sleep. Avoid anything more than infrequent alcohol intake. Emphasize happines, fun, and pleasure as part of your life goals. Mindful meditation practiced routinely helps. Being grateful, forgiving youself/others, engaging in flow experiences. Have clear goals and find meaning. ...Read more

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What is the best method/technique of fat harvesting and injecting? Dear doctors, I have linear morphea on my face. I consulted some cosmetic surgeons, they all advised me fat transfer to fill/correct the depression (fat loss) on the face caused by the m

What is the best method/technique of fat harvesting and injecting? Dear doctors, I have linear morphea on my face. I consulted some cosmetic surgeons, they all advised me fat transfer to fill/correct the depression (fat loss) on the face caused by the m

As: As other surgeons have indicated, the most important factor in a successful fat transfer procedure is proper, gentle handling of the harvested fat. There are two major methods of fat harvesting. The first is the standard technique of manual suction, washing, and separation of the fat. The newer technique is an in-line harvesting system, which uses a more standard liposuction technique with collection, separation, and washing of the fat within the suctioning system. The second approach avoids multiple transfers and air exposures of the harvested fat, and offers equivalent long term results following transfer. Also important to the ultimate outcome of fat transfer is the injection technique. Surgeons may choose to use standard injection needles or custom designed blunt fat injection cannulas with no difference in results. The important factor in injection technique is very small volume injections made in multiple passes through the appropriate tissue planes. Postoperatively, one should avoid repetitive use of the treated area, especially in active areas such as the hand. Despite excellent technique with both harvesting and injection, transferred fat may be expected to retain approximately 40-80% (average 60%) of its volume in long term follow up. For this reason, most patients may expect that fat transfer may need to be performed as a several stage procedure. All the best, dr. Skourtis. ...Read more

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What is depression?

What is depression?

Multiple causes: Refers to a mood condition typified by the presence of a combination of symptoms including loss of interest, sad mood, appetite& weight changes, low energy, poor concentration, sleep disturbance, guilt or shame with or without feelings of hopelessness and despair. In severe cases suicidal thoughts and/or psychosis may also be present. Most commonly used to describe mdd & bipolar d/o. ...Read more

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What is depression?

What is depression?

It is treatable: The condition involves depressed or sad mood, changes in eating habits, lack of interest, feelings of guilt, decreased energy, difficulty concentrating and changes in sleep patterns. Sufferers may experience one or many of these symptoms. Most severely, depression may lead to feelings of hopelessness and a desire to harm oneself or others. Fortunately, the condition is treatable. ...Read more

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What is depression?

What is depression?

Depression: Clinical depression is sad affect, depressed mood, changes in energy/sleep/appetite, poor memory/concentration, loss of interests, physical complaints such as pain, feelings of helplessness/hopelessness/despair/giving up/self hatred, crying spells. ...Read more

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What is Depression?

What is Depression?

Types of Depression: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. Chemical depression-neuroscience lab tests-urine. ...Read more

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What is depression?

What is depression?

Low mood: Depression is an illness that can affect how you feel and behave for weeks or months at a time. When you are depressed, your low mood lasts, affecting your sleep, relationships, job and appetite. Depression is linked with many conditions all with similar symptoms, but with different causes and treatment choices. For more info: https://www. Mentalhealth. Org. Nz/get-help/a-z/resource/13/depression ...Read more

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Signs of depression?

Perpetual sadness: Period of intense sadness, regular crying, apathy, decrease in energy and appetite, poor sleep, decreased motivation and enjoyment of activities, poor self care, isolation and withdrawal, hopelessness, thoughts of suicide. These thoughts, behaviors and feelings are typically not associated with things that would make one sad (loss) but are often independent of life's circumstances. ...Read more

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Signs of depression?

Signs of depression?

Persistent low mood: Sad and low mood which persists for weeks accompanied by changes in sleep and appetite, decrease interest in previously pleasurable activities, decrease motivation, concentration and interest life are commonly seen in depression. Hopelessness and suicidal ideation may be signs of worsening depression and needs immediate help. ...Read more

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Do I have depression?

Do I have depression?

Depression signs: Include being down most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in activities, unintended increase/decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, ; thinking of death ; dying. Talk to your physician or a mental health professional to decide. ...Read more

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What cause depression?

What cause depression?

Causes of depression: Include a genetic component that increases your risk when a blood relative has depression, distressing experiences combined with dysfunctional negative thinking and beliefs, and behaviors that contribute to withdrawing socially & reducing pleasurable & rewarding activities. Cultivating an optimistic, resilient attitude that sees problems as solvable challenges help prevent depression. ...Read more

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What helps depression?

What helps depression?

Many things: This is a good question. It depends on several factors. Most important is the cause of the depression. I suggest a consultation with a psychiatrist for clarification and treatment. Usually psychotherapy, physical activity and, if necessary, medication can be effective. Ask your family doc for a referral to a therapist sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Is depression my fault?

Is depression my fault?

No way, No how: Please never forget that in some way, the unavailable portion of my mental apparatus-the unconscious, has co-opted my mood and reasoning. Result : depression. Depression is increasing. Approaching 18%. It is a complicated & serious disease. Both genetics and development are intertwined. Biogenetics is greatly advancing;in addition to better medication; learned psychoth. = new br path/conn. ...Read more

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What causes depression?

What causes depression?

Multitude of things: A question surely pondered thru the ages. Some people are born with a genetic predisposition and a strong family hty. Drug and alcohol abuse can cause depression. Prolonged exposure to stress can make the most resilient among us depressed. Medical depression may be related to inflammatory cytokines which travel from site of illness to brain (e.G mult. Sclerosis can present with depression). ...Read more

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Can kids get depression?

Can kids get depression?

Yes: Children can get depression as well as adults, although they may not present with the same symptoms. Both can experience changes in sleep and eating patterns, social withdrawal, depressed mood, or even suicidal thoughts. In children, also look for someone who doesn't take pleasure in things they used to enjoy, lots of headaches or stomach aches, or even hallucinations if severe enough. ...Read more

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What is teen depression?

What is teen depression?

Teen with depression: Depression in children & teens is much the same illness but because of age related factors expression of the depression varies. Children are especially difficult to assess due to limited understanding and communication skills. Teens bring a special set of problems to diagnosing depression; a sense of immortality, a "can do it myself" attitude, male and female hormone influences, oppositionality. ...Read more

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Sclera (Definition)

The sclera is the white hard covering of the eye. It creates the actual "eye ball" and is made out of dense connective tissue. The conjunctiva is a thin, clear ...Read more