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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Retinal Surgery

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Can retinal surgery done by lesik?

Can retinal surgery done by lesik?

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 more

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Please explain vitreofoveal traction in layman's terms. Any nonsurgical treatments? What is prognosis if left untreated? Dad age 84 just diagnosed w/vft. Not a candidate for surgery due to age and other complicating factors, as per retinal specialist see

Please explain vitreofoveal traction in layman's terms. Any nonsurgical treatments? What is prognosis if left untreated? Dad age 84 just diagnosed w/vft. Not a candidate for surgery due to age and other complicating factors, as per retinal specialist see

VMT VFT treatment: New treatment jetrea is for symptomatic vft/vmt. It doesn't always work though so surgery can still be done. Because of his age, surgery would be safest under local anesthesia. If untreated, he simply won't see well. Surgery can be under an hour in length. The medication is expensive and works about 26% of the time for vmt but worth a try if surgery not an option. ...Read more

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Does retinal surgery get rid of floaters?

Yes: Although vitreoretinal surgery can remove floaters, the question is should they be. Vitreous surgery is very safe, however no surgery is without risks. The benefit to risk ratio should be a big factor in whether surgery should be done. ...Read more

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Do you know are my current vision problems caused by my retinal surgery?

Do you know are my current vision problems caused by my retinal surgery?

Not necessarily.: Typically, retina procedures are done for conditions that adversely affect the vision. Treatment options are geared towards stopping vision loss or in best cases improvement or restoration of vision. Many times, in spite of adequate and timely treatment, some people still develop significant vision loss, depending on the condition. I would recommend you talk to your retina specialist in detail. ...Read more

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Retinal surgery laser risks?

Safe overall.: Retinal laser is used for diabetic retinopathy and for retinal tears most often. The treatments are usually safe and effective. Complications are rare though sometimes encountered. An errant laser can cause a black spot in the vision, but this is rare in experienced hands. Also rare are problems with the pupil dilating. The benefit of laser to patients should exceed the risks otherwise why do? ...Read more

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Can retinal surgery done by lesik?

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 more

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Retinal surgery laser risks?

Safe overall.: Retinal laser is used for diabetic retinopathy and for retinal tears most often. The treatments are usually safe and effective. Complications are rare though sometimes encountered. An errant laser can cause a black spot in the vision, but this is rare in experienced hands. Also rare are problems with the pupil dilating. The benefit of laser to patients should exceed the risks otherwise why do? ...Read more

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How much does retinal surgery cost?

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 more

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Do you know are my current vision problems caused by my retinal surgery?

Not necessarily.: Typically, retina procedures are done for conditions that adversely affect the vision. Treatment options are geared towards stopping vision loss or in best cases improvement or restoration of vision. Many times, in spite of adequate and timely treatment, some people still develop significant vision loss, depending on the condition. I would recommend you talk to your retina specialist in detail. ...Read more

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I had lasik done 12 years ago, then had to have retinal surgery. Can I have lasik again to correct my sight.

I had lasik done 12 years ago, then had to have retinal surgery. Can I have lasik again to correct my sight.

It depends: It depends on several factors including how much corneal tissue remains after the initial lasik procedure. After 12 years, the lasik flap should not be lifted. If anything more can be done, it would need to be advanced surface ablation (prk) type of laser vision correction surgery. You need to contact an experienced laser vision surgeon for a full consultation. ...Read more

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What are chances of hep c from needlestick during retinal surgery in OR?

What are chances of hep c from needlestick during retinal surgery in OR?

Easy to figure out: All the characters in the operating room are known, and there's only a few people in all. To start, ask who got stuck with the needle first. If you got stuck with the needle first, then you're in luck (because the needle starts off clean). If somebody else in the room got stuck first, just check that person's blood for Hep C. If the test is negative, you're in luck, too. ...Read more

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Does retinal surgery get rid of floaters?

Yes: Although vitreoretinal surgery can remove floaters, the question is should they be. Vitreous surgery is very safe, however no surgery is without risks. The benefit to risk ratio should be a big factor in whether surgery should be done. ...Read more

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Shadow area in my eye after retinal surgery?

May be normal: Retinal surgery can leave some vision loss while it repairs a larger problem. Often, the remaining damage to the vision is much smaller than had no treatment been instituted. If the shadow area has become larger or your vision has decreased since the surgery, see your retina specialist immediately. ...Read more

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Retinal surgery doctor can get rid of floaters?

Retinal surgery doctor can get rid of floaters?

Theoretically, yes.: Vitrectomy can be used to eliminate floaters surgically, but carries some risks. Most significant is the risk of early cataract followed by retinal detachment and infection. I admit that these are very rare occurrences, but if the floater doesn't bother you much, why take the chance? So, it is done when benefit outweighs risk and you fully understand all the risks. So, proceed with caution. ...Read more

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What would cause a bacterial eye infections? Retinal surgery?

What would cause a bacterial eye infections? Retinal surgery?

Many potential cause: There are many potential causes of bacterial eye infection. Among the most common are: direct contact with dirty hands; working in garden and splattering soil in eye; using old contaminated eye makeup or eyedrops; sharing someone else's eyedrops; trauma; overwearing contact lenses including sleeping in them. In all cases you should see your eye md immediately. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of having surgery for spondylolisthesis?

What are the side effects of having surgery for spondylolisthesis?

Back pain /stiffness: Best done to relieve leg pain srgeries ability to relieve axial back pain is controversial and unpredictable great for leg pain. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the side effects of surgery for spondylolisthesis?

I was wondering what are the side effects of surgery for spondylolisthesis?

2 broad a?: So many variations as to where, how : front, back or both. Who is performing it, , how many levels, what grade is the slip ; more.....B more specific. ...Read more

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Does the tonsil surgery have any side effects?

Does the tonsil surgery have any side effects?

Side effects: Sometimes bleeding can occur at the site of the tonsils. Occasionally an infection may result. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects of Varicocele Surgery?

Is there any side effects of Varicocele Surgery?

Varicocele: It is a very common surgery done by Urologist and it should be very safe, although every procedure has risk and in hand of an experienced surgeon the complication is very low, but complication includes Bowl damage, bleeding, infection, Anesthesia complications, etc. ...Read more

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What are common side effects after lasik surgery?

What are common side effects after lasik surgery?

Lasik risks: Dry eye, glare & haloes, possible need for enhancement, infection, corneal scarring, decreased vision. ...Read more

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What side effects are most common while taking lortab after surgery?

What side effects are most common while taking lortab after surgery?

Constipation: Constipation would be the most common side effect of lortab after surgery. Other side effects can include headache, nausea, itching, sweating and drowsiness. These do not necessarily occur but are some of the more common side effects in some people. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors or side effects of the gamma knife surgery?

What are the risk factors or side effects of the gamma knife surgery?

Variable: Overall side effect profile is better than conventional radiation. Common side effects include- local pain, scalp swelling, headaches, discomfort from stablizing pin insertion. Other less common side effects include nausea, vomitting, skin rash, some hair loss, brain swelling or necrosis in the treated area. Seizure risk and hearing or visual changes are rare. ...Read more

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What side effects are commonly associated with gallbladder removal surgery?

What side effects are commonly associated with gallbladder removal surgery?

Depends: We do not remove normal functioning gallbladders as there can be a lot of indegestion, fatty food intolerance, abdominal cramping & diarrhea. But, surgery to remove abnormal gallbladders can relieve painful problems from gallstones usually with little or no intestinal side effects. This is likely because the body has been adjusting for a long time to a gallbladder that has not been working. ...Read more

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What are some side effects after a Presacral Neaurectomy surgery? Is there a percentage for no side effects?

What are some side effects after a Presacral Neaurectomy surgery? Is there a percentage for no side effects?

Yes: surgery is challenging and contain risk of bleeding or injury to ureter which will require big surgery to repair
results not very well studied. ...Read more

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How successful most of the time is rhinoplasty surgery with excellent results and no permanent or serious side effects or follow up surgeries needed?

How successful most of the time is rhinoplasty surgery with excellent results and no permanent or serious side effects or follow up surgeries needed?

Depends...: ...on expectations. If they are realistic concerning the existing state and the state you desire to achieve you have a high likelihood of thinking the result is excellent. Generally, very safe & f/u surgery usually unecessary. Definitive answer depends on physical findings and wants/desires ...Read more

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Are there serious risks associated with brow lift surgery? I'm worried there could be bad side effects that could leave me looking worse after my brow lift than before..

Are there serious risks associated with brow lift surgery? I'm worried there could be bad side effects that could leave me looking worse after my brow lift than before..

There: There are multiple risks with any surgery involving anesthesia, but for the brow lift surgery itself there are the risks of infection, bleeding, nerve injury (sensory and/or motion), asymmetry, scar formation, need for additional procedures, CSF leak (depending on technique used) as well as poor aesthetic outcome. Simply stated, it is important to have a complete review of your goals, how those goals will be achieved and the expertise of your surgeon.

Be healthy and be well,

james m. Ridgway, md. ...Read more

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Side effects of gauldbladder surgery?

Side effects of gauldbladder surgery?

Avoid complications: The main benefit of removing a diseased gallbladder is avoiding the life threatening complications of pancreatitis and liver obstruction. The potential side effects is increased frequency of bowel movements and very occasionally a patient will develop bile diarrhea. A bile binder, like cholestyramine/questran, can be used to treat. Laprascopic gallbladder removal is a safe, effective procedure. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects or risks of knockknees surgery?

Is there any side effects or risks of knockknees surgery?

Let me explain: There is risk with each operation.
1-general risks (anesthesia, infection post operation complications).
2- risk from that particular procedure, in this procedure if it is done right I see no big problems. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of having surgery for spondylolisthesis?

Several things: Many folks will do well, but surgery does not always get rid of all symptoms that motivate people to consider surgery. You may have persistent pain, continued or new weakness, numbness, tingling; difficulty emptying or controlling bladder or bowels, numbness in the private area, spinal fluid leakage, failure of fusion, problems relating to any implants used. Some of these may improve, but may not. ...Read more