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What is the cure for traumatic mydriasis?

What is the cure for traumatic mydriasis?

A few possibilities: Traumatic mydriasis, or perminent dilation of the eye from an injury, is not a curable condition. It is, however, treatable. Usually drops that shrink the pupil do not work on this. A colored contact lens can help with the sensitivity to light. Surgery can be done to shrink the pupil. See your ophthalmologist to review your options.

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Is there any cure for traumatic mydriasis?

Is there any cure for traumatic mydriasis?

Yes: Traumatic mydriasis is caused by damage to the muscles which normally cause the pupil to become small in daylight, if severely damaged, a surgery could be done to cosmetically improve the appearance of the pupil. The muscle itself however cannot at this time be fixed.

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Please let me know if there is any cure for traumatic mydriasis?

No cure: Sometimes drops can shrink the pupil but they do not work in most cases of traumatic mydriasis. A colored contact lens to cover the dilated pupil is a reasonable way to deal with this problem.

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About traumatic mydriasis?

Dilated pupil: Traumatic mydriasis is when the pupil is dilated or larger than normal after an eye injury. This can occur after certain types of trauma as the muscles that cause constriction of the iris can be damaged.

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What is the treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder?

What is the treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder?

PTSD treatment: Post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) can be very complex, and may need multiple types of treatment. A thorough psychiatric evaluation is the best way to start, to understand some of the precipitating events and ongoing triggers. Psychotherapy with emdr (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) can help move through and release painful emotion. Medications are sometimes needed, not always.

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What is the treatment for post traumatic stress disorder?

What is the treatment for post traumatic stress disorder?

Therapy and meds: The primary optimal treatment for ptsd is psychotherapy (talk-therapy), often trauma focused psychotherapy, and/or emdr (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). Medications may also be helpful in reducing overall anxiety, panic attacks, flashbacks, co-occurring depression, and for normalizing sleep patterns. Co-occurring substance abuse is common and requires its own treatment, if present.

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What is a better treatment therapy or medicine for post traumatic stress disorder?

What is a better treatment therapy or medicine for post traumatic stress disorder?

That depends on.....: In some severe cases, I would stabilize the patient on psychotropic medications before going near any form of therapy. In a patient who has marked hyperarousal or who is agitated - touching on triggers at all can throw them into crisis. In some of these cases, we may take weeks regulating meds before we start talking therapy. Psychoeducation & cognitive processing therapy are very important.

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What is the treatment for traumatic elbow dislocation?

What is the treatment for traumatic elbow dislocation?

Reduction: You need to be seen emergently and have the elbow relocated or reduced. Anesthesia/sedation is generally required to relax the muscles to allow for the joint to be reduced. You may require a period of immobilization.

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for traumatic nerve injury?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for traumatic nerve injury?

SCENAR: Good nutritional support (omega 3 supplement high in dha), and scenar treatment are two good starts. Scenar is a microcurrent biofeedback device that needs to be used by a certified and experienced practitioner, but can be particularly helpful. It's similar to a tens unit, but much more effective.

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What is the best treatment to improve the executive function of the brain, to effectively articulate thoughts; after a traumatic brain injury?

What is the best treatment to improve the executive function of the brain, to effectively articulate thoughts; after a traumatic brain injury?

NUMBER OF CHOICES: Pharmacological approaches include ritalin, nuvigil, adderall, modafanil, to enhance alertness and attention, but other approaches include rehab programs of speech therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapies, and even biofeedback. Although there is little benefit for the memory enhancing agents used in alzheimer's, and occasional pt may be helped by galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide).

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What's the treatment usually for post traumatic avascular necrosis of the navicular in foot?

What's the treatment usually for post traumatic avascular necrosis of the navicular in foot?

AVN - navicular: AVN or avascular necrosis implies that the bone dies. The talus and navicular are the more common in the foot/ ankle as their blood supply is very limited when injured. Treatment is very long and time consuming. Can take 3-4 months. Bone stimulators are helpful, staying off your foot- non weight bearing, physical therapy - ultra sound techniques help. Avoid NSAIDS

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I got mild traumatic brain injury 8months ago. I got ptsd 5months ago. I have emotional numbness. Will it go away without treatment? I'm 19yr old

Polytrauma: Strongly recommend evaluation by polytrauma team. For TBI and PTSD, treatment should be symptom focused and evidenced based. Some of the same treatments that work well for PTSD can be used in individuals with mild TBI, and treatment should be individually tailored. Treatment is more complex and requires coordination and collaboration among various specialties. Please start the process! Take care.

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Is corneal transplant the right treatment for me I suffered a traumatic work accident earlier this year and have scarring of the cornea. My vision is a little blurry. I don't think it is severe enough and my eye doctor did not mention anything about corne

Is corneal transplant the right treatment for me I suffered a traumatic work accident earlier this year and have scarring of the cornea. My vision is a little blurry. I don't think it is severe enough and my eye doctor did not mention anything about corne

Difficult to say: Your eye doctor should know for sure and be able to advise you best. Other less invasive options may also be considered, including a rigid gas-permeable contact lens (rgp) and laser surgery to remove superficial scar tissue (ptk). Luckily, it sounds likely maybe none of these options are necessary. Maybe all you need is a change in your glasses!

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Is alternative treatment safe or will it cause more harm than benefit? I am a 90% rated disabled vet due to a traumatic brain injury I recieved in the military which led to seizures, cluster headaches, and a miserable quality of living on high dose narcot

Is alternative treatment safe or will it cause more harm than benefit? I am a 90% rated disabled vet due to a traumatic brain injury I recieved in the military which led to seizures, cluster headaches, and a miserable quality of living on high dose narcot

Definition check: Do you mean complementary alternative medicine? This may not help very much with cluster headaches and seizures. Alternatives to narcotics though would be appropriate and probably more helpful. What are these alternatives? There are about 15 treatments to prevent seizures, if you needed them, and there are about 5-6 treatments to control cluster headaches. Hope that helps!

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Is corneal transplant the right treatment for me I suffered a traumatic work accident earlier this year and have scarring of the cornea. My vision is a little blurry. I don't think it is severe enough and my eye doctor did not mention anything about corne

Is corneal transplant the right treatment for me I suffered a traumatic work accident earlier this year and have scarring of the cornea. My vision is a little blurry. I don't think it is severe enough and my eye doctor did not mention anything about corne

A: A corneal transplant is a procedure that should be performed only when indicated. A corneal transplant would be indicated when the procedure can be presumed to provide a significant benefit, the risks exceed the benefits, and other less risky measures to improve vision have failed. In your case, a transplant may have a significant benefit. But all procedures include risks and benefits. Risks of a corneal transplant include vision loss, graft failure, graft rejection, among others. Additionally, a corneal transplant requires extensive post-op care and follow-up. The decision to proceed with a corneal transplant requires careful deliberation after a discussion with your eye doctor.

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Is there any cure for chronic mydriasis?

Is there any cure for chronic mydriasis?

Eye drops: Some people with chronic mydriasis use an eye drop called Pilocarpine to constrict the pupil. See an ophthalmologist to learn about the risks and benefits of using this drug.

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What are the some treatments of post-traumatic stress disorder and how well do they work?

What are the some treatments of post-traumatic stress disorder and how well do they work?

PTSD treatment: Medications combined with psychotherapy, and emdr=emdr is most specifically made for ptsd and is very efficient.

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Can traumatic memories be 'remembered' naturally years later? Can the mind let go? Should hypnotherapy force them out? Therapy doesn't help.

Can traumatic memories be 'remembered' naturally years later? Can the mind let go? Should hypnotherapy force them out? Therapy doesn't help.

Forcing this issue: Wont help. Therapy will help. You can remember buried memories later, it happens all the time, nothing can force it out. A better idea is to acknowledge it, understand it and see how to best move forward if such a painful memory exists. There are no guarantees you will feel good quick, but over time, it will be clear how to view the issue. I hope this helps.

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