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Tips to prevention of myopia?

Tips to prevention of myopia?

Atropine...: ..Drops have been shown to have some effect in the slowing down of progressive myopia, but needs to be taken in childhood for years. ...Read more

Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

A condition in which some element of your skin which is one of the most complex organs in the body, degenerates into cancer, with the cancerous (malignant) cells growing ...Read more


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Any info in regards to melanoma spreading to the lungs?

Any info in regards to melanoma spreading to the lungs?

It can: Melanoma is an aggressive skin cancer that if caught late can travel to other areas of the body and frequently will spread to the lungs and several other organs. Once diagnosed, the likelihood of cancer spread depends mostly on the depth of the melanoma when removed. If indicated, ct scan and or pet scans are typically done to check the lungs and other organs. ...Read more

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How best can glaucoma be managed, in addition to eye drop treatment to bring down ocular pressure?

How best can glaucoma be managed, in addition to eye drop treatment to bring down ocular pressure?

Complicated issue: But the ways to bring down pressure involve medication (drops), rarely pills, and surgery (including laser procedures). ...Read more

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How to increase vision of eye naturally without wearing lens/glasses and laser technology?

How to increase vision of eye naturally without wearing lens/glasses and laser technology?

Nutrition: You can't delay the effects of aging on the eyes for long. Nature catches up with cataract and presbyopia. Do pay attention to good nutrition though. Ared study showed importance of supplementation in preventing wet macular degeneration. Most believe that nutrition is important in ocular health but doses to use are not agreed upon. An exam of the retina is a good way of gauging health too. ...Read more

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Do you know are intraocular lens implants to restore good vision a permanent cure for cataracts and myopia?

Do you know are intraocular lens implants to restore good vision a permanent cure for cataracts and myopia?

Cataract Surgery: Cataract surgery has advanced tremendously in the last few decades. Risks still remain but the majority of patients have their cataracts & myopia cured with cataract (or clear lens) extraction & premium intraocular lenses. See for more info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com: Cataract Surgery Options. ...Read more

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Who can I talk to to learn more about the cyberknife, a pencil beam of radiation to attack cancerous tumors?

Who can I talk to to learn more about the cyberknife, a pencil beam of radiation to attack cancerous tumors?

Radiation oncologist: Your oncologist is a good resource for this topic, but if you need further information, a radiation oncologist, the doctor responsible for administering cyberknife therapy, is the best resource. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes glaucoma in the eye?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes glaucoma in the eye?

Many: There are many kinds of glaucoma. In the most common kind, primary open-angle glaucoma, the cause is not known. ...Read more

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Coping with pterygium eye disease, what to do?

Coping with pterygium eye disease, what to do?

Pterygium: Pterygium:very common, abnormal growth of clear covering (conjunctiva) of white part of the eye (sclera) over the cornea (window of the eye). If severe and causing discomfort or red, it can be removed with surgery. It is generally benign. It is due to excess sun/UV exposure usually. Prevention is only remedy. Avoid sun (sunglasses, hat); avoid smoking. Steroid/other meds help symptoms: not cure. ...Read more

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I've read that using melanotan can cause existing moles to darken/new moles or freckles to develop. Am I increasing my risk of melanoma?

I've read that using melanotan can cause existing moles to darken/new moles or freckles to develop. Am I increasing my risk of melanoma?

Melanotan: You can read about Melanotan at https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/melanotan-ii. It is too soon to know whether this drug increases the risk of melanoma. The main thing is to keep your skin protected from skin exposure and to be vigilant regarding your skin lesions with regular self examinations and checks by your doctor ...Read more

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Can presentation laser pointers be damaging to your eyes?

Can presentation laser pointers be damaging to your eyes?

Yep: They are very low power instruments, but they have been known to cause retinal damage if shined directly into the eye for long enough. ...Read more

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What can lead to eye cancer?

What can lead to eye cancer?

Sun exposure...: The most common eye cancer would be a basal cell carcinoma of the eyelid. This is largely related to excess sun exposure. A rare cancer in the eye is a retinoblastoma which can develop due to a mutation on chromosome 13, called the rb1 gene. This cancer has a good cure rate if detected early. A melanoma is another form of cancer in the eye that frequently harbor gnaq/gna11 mutations. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes the melanoma cancer?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes the melanoma cancer?

Unknown: Many factors appear to impact melanoma, including genetic (family) factors, sun radiation exposure and damage, etc. Normal cell division is impacted, causing replication of pigment producing cells rapidly and abnormally. Important to seek medical attn. For sites changing color, shape, size or irritability (itching, stinging, etc) often are symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best type of laser to remove red/pink surgical scar 3 years old to fade to white?

What is the best type of laser to remove red/pink surgical scar 3 years old to fade to white?

Yag cosmetic laser: Your a perfect candidate for laser treatment after being over one year out. The Yag or Genesis laser type platform is ideal in removing the redness out of skin in general, from scars, acne, rosaccea, poikiloderma, as well as to augment the dermal layer too. It may take more than one treatment, and make certain the physician working with you knows the right settings to avoid thermal injury. ...Read more

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What risk factors are involved to undergo floater (eye) removal procedure by yag laser? Anything to do with retinal damage?

What risk factors are involved to undergo floater (eye) removal procedure by yag laser? Anything to do with retinal damage?

Floater removal: The use of a yag laser in the vitreous creates a shock wave that can cause a retinal tear or detachment. The yag laser can sometimes break up a large floater into several smaller floaters which may or may not be less bothersome. A floater, in of itself, is annoyance and the risks associated with removal must be weighed against the benefit. Please discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Diabetes retinal eye screening, who can I talk to about this?

Diabetes retinal eye screening, who can I talk to about this?

See below: You should see a general eye doctor for a dilated retinal eye screening to look for diabetic retinopathy. If there is any, they can refer you to a retina specialist. ...Read more

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What to do about melanoma; skin cancer.?

What to do about melanoma; skin cancer.?

Melanoma: Things to do about melanoma: 1. Prevention: avoid sun exposure between 10am & 4pm. Use broad-spectrum sunscreen daily. 2. Detection: get to know your skin, do monthly skin self exam, including genital/perianal area. Show new or changing moles to dermatologist asap if melanoma is diagnosed early, chances of cure are high. No truly effective tx for late/metastatic melanoma. Early detection is key. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about eye surgery to remove a pinguecula?

Can you tell me about eye surgery to remove a pinguecula?

Pinguecula surgery: Pinguecula is a very common, abnormal growth of clear covering (conjunctiva) of eye's white part (sclera); not on cornea (window of the eye) which is a pterygium. Surgery usually takes 15-30min: a conjunctival autograft & sometime amniotic membrane is used to prevent recurrence. Pain is minimal for 3-5d depening on extent. Complications very rare: more info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

A type of cancer that develops from pigment-containing ...Read more


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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