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Seeing Patterns After Endartirectomy Surgery
How long to wait after septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery to see full results before assessing if successful or needs revision septoplasty?
Halos after CS: Halos are not uncommon after cataract surgery: due to healing process/inflammation; type of implant you had (multifocal implants can give more halos initially compared to monofocal or accommodating implants). Majority of halo complaints resolve as brain adapts. More info: [email protected] ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A brief summary: Prior to the procedure you are given an I.V. And your eye is dilated. You will also be given antibiotic eye drops. Sedation is given to you just before the procedure starts and your face is cleaned and a sterile drape covers everything but your eye. By this time, you should not have any memory of the procedure. There should also be no discomfort at all. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is it typical to have a refraction done before laser surgery following cataract surgery. I had a routine eye exam with refraction 3 months ago.
What type of lifestyle can I expect after meniscus transplant surgery w/ ACL revision? Return to sports? Activities to avoid?
Never give up: The goal of these surgeries is full functional recovery. The success is highly dependent on the post-op rehab. Work hard in rehab. And follow restrictions closely, and you may be surprised with your functional success. Not everyone gets back to high level athletics, but some do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good results: Treatment for back problems has changed a lot in recent years. Many of the new methods are designed to relieve pain and improve function without having to have some of the major surgeries of the past required. ...Read more
Will speech therapy correct lisp?Lisp before & after surgery.I had double jaw surgery for class 3 underbite.Right side of tongue numb after surgery.
Maybe: Sometimes laser vision correction is offered after cataract surgery in order to decrease dependence on glasses, but it is not required. There is another type of laser that is sometimes needed to improve vision in about 10% of cataract patients called yag capsulotomy. Speak to your cataract surgeon to clarify. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does excessive internal post-surgery scar tissue/adhesions reflect on surgeon's abilities? After a scalenectomy and rib resection for thoracic outlet.
Not typically.: Scar tissue/adhesions is a natural process that occurs as a result of any operation, no matter how skilled or novice a surgeon. It is a particular issue following surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome and can sometimes cause issues as bad or worse than the original reasons for having the surgery in the first place. Discuss with your surgeon on what steps can be taken to relieve your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After Cataract Surg: After Small Incision Cataract Surgery, most eyeMD still recommend no bending, lifting heavy things, straining for at least 3-5 days with shield on at night time/when sleeping; no swimming with eyes open under water as well. If you had an ECCE, most extend this to 7-10days depending if there is no wound leak at the suture site. Your MD should be able to tell you when you can lift these restrictions ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your eyedoc: Seeing better out of an eye with a multifocal lens following YAG might do it. Other causes might be a new PVD, severe pitting of lens, corneal edema from intraocular pressure spike, and other causes. You need to consult your ophthalmologist to ease your mind! Best wishes. ...Read more
Can surgery cause a rise in a ca 27-29 tumor marker two months after reconstructive diep flap surgery?
No: This is a tumor marker...So like all tumor markers, its value is variable. So we use it, yet not rely on any single reading because the test results fluctuate. Because of this, many doctors do not use this test. Those who use it, are cautious not to take any one value on its face value and end up repeating it 2-3 different times. So i would ask your doctor to recheck it once or twice over 3-4 mos. ...Read more
Would you recommend surgery to repair rhe following after a severe right ankle inversion 8 months ago? I have done all conservative treatments
Depends: Recovery is always challenging, done best with a team and lots of communication. Bilateral procedures have more pain than staged unilateral procedures. Okay to talk with your surgery team for details of your case. Expect about 2 weeks for first phase and about 8 weeks for second phase. Be well. ...Read more
Ents from two different practices reccomend revision sinus surgery, . What would prevent scar tissue from reforming after revision surgery?
Nothing - scar will: Scarring is inevitable. However the pattern and location of scarring is the critical issue. As long as the scar does not obstruct the flow of mucous, the surgery should be successful. More aggressive treatment may also produce better results. Addressing previously untreated sinus cavities may also yield an improved outcome. ...Read more
Depends!: On how extensive the retinal detachment and repair was. Your reading vision may never return, but if all goes well you should start seeing better and possibly be able toread with that eye 45-90 days following the surgery. It may be longer, and you may need subsequent surgeries as well (cataract). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been seeing a rhuemotologist, i got nerve block injections a while ago which made my spine worse, she wants me to again instead of surgery?
Too Vague: Unfortunately it is difficult to advise you of anything given what you've shared. I'd suggest discussing your options and your concerns about proceeding with surgery. There are a lot of treatment options but they all depend on your particular situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend had a hyphema surgery on saturday, 13th april, and she's still not seeing at all by sunday, 14th april, will she still see later after days?
Maybe: Depends on why you're blind. Some reasons are fixable. Some are not. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on why you are blind. Best suggestion is to consult an ophthalmologist who should be able to answer your question after examining you. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Some causes of "blindness" are treatable. One of the most common causes of worldwide "blindness" is the simple need for a glasses correction. Cataract can always be treated to restore vision no matter how severe, unless there are other additional eye problems. Some retinal and corneal causes of blindness can also be helped medically or surgically. An ophthalmic exam is needed to know for sure. ...Read more
Like seeking help: from any doc, ask him/her how many surgeries of the type you have need of he/she has performed. Also ask if the doc is board certified which shows experience and exams beyond what is essential. Second opinions always a good idea. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Depends: Iol corrective surgery is designed to prevent further decay in your vision. It will not restore vision that is lost. If you saw clearly prior to surgery, or saw at a given level, then you can expect the vision to return to those levels when the pressure gets close to the end-point aimed for by your glaucoma surgeon. This can be several days to several weeks in most cases. ...Read more
A neurosurgen performed major surgery and now rufuses to see me,can he do that if having problems w/it?
Neurosurgeon: This would be a very unusual situation for a neurosurgeon to refuse to see you after a major surgery. I suspect there might be something in the relationship that upset the neurosurgeon and I would suggest you speak to him directly to find out what are his reasons for not seeing you postop. ...Read more
I think i may have craniocynostosis, can I send you pictures to see what you think? Also can I get surgery as an adult
Site not substitute: For evaluation by your local docs. You can check the site for people in your area that might be willing to establish a physician/patient relationship with you & evaluate the issue. Read the site rules. ...Read more
I had a major surgery perfomed on by a neurosurgen who now refuses to see me. If I am having problems with it, can he do this?
Neurosurgery: Without knowing the details it is not easy to answer why this has become a problem. But having said that you can contact the local medical society and ask for a review or advice and this might help resolve this issue for you. ...Read more
I had surgery and woke up in the middle of my operation. Can anyone tell me why that happened? I was able to see, hear & feel what was happening to me
It was: probably due to the anesthesiologist, it does happen sometimes unfortunately discuss it with your surgeon ...Read more
I had cataract surgery 4 days ago and I am seeing a streak of light when i look directly at a light source. Is this normal?
Stress fx 3rd met.- not healed after 9 mths (ORIF, BG 4 mths ago). Still swells, some pain and redness. Seeing dr 4 weeks- another surgery necessary?
Non-union: We are not sure why they occur so we cannot predict how they will heal. Sorry. I, too, am a runner. Magnetic induction may help. You are not obese. Get a DEXA scan and try Rx for that if positive. If everything fails try use in a more supportive foot wear. We runners know "It's only pain." Be sure your doc is an orthopedist. Aussie docs are better trained thanAussie podiatrists. Luck. ...Read more
Your PCP or ER: Visit your pcp or er if you dont have one. ...Read more
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