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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How can talk therapy cure anxiety after traumatic life experiences?

How can talk therapy cure anxiety after traumatic life experiences?

Talking about trauma: Helps clarify your thoughts, feelings & reactions. Talking to a supportive person in a safe environment reduces the emotional distress of the experience. A therapist can teach you anxiety management skills. Anxiety following trauma is a learned response & can be unlearned. ...Read more

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New mom with general anxiety disorder andpost traumatic stress disorder which is acting up. Not breatfeeding. What is safest treatments available?

New mom with general anxiety disorder andpost traumatic stress disorder which is acting up. Not breatfeeding. What is safest treatments available?

Sounds like lots: Of stress w/a blessing in the middle of it. Congrats on the new baby. Please try to see a mental health professional. He/she can help smooth things out by teaching you some coping strategies. Peace and good health. A book called hope and help for your nerves by claire weekes may also benefit you. ...Read more

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Do they use hyperbaric oxygen therapy at veterans hospitals for the vets that have traumatic brain injuries?

Do they use hyperbaric oxygen therapy at veterans hospitals for the vets that have traumatic brain injuries?

Being studied: I believe that dr. Tyson is correct. See: http://www. Va.Gov/vatap/docs/hbotbiiptsd2010tagm. Pdf (bibliography update: hyperbaric oxygen therapy for traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder). ...Read more

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Need to know something about mydriasis causes?

Need to know something about mydriasis causes?

Dilated pupils: There are many chemicals that can cause mydriasis of the pupils, these are all self limited. Dilating eye drops used in the office cause mydriasis also self limited.
Trauma, a forceful blow to the eye, may damage the pupillary muscles and can result in a irreversible mydriasis. ...Read more

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Does mydriasis damage eyes?

Does mydriasis damage eyes?

May indicate trouble: Mydriasis, or dilated pupils, can be the result of toxicity (certain chemicals or medications accidentally coming in contact with the eye), injury (damage to the muscle of the iris), or neurological disease. If it doesn't go away within hours, discovering the cause is important. Advisable to get checked by an eyemd. ...Read more

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Does mydriasis damage inner eyes?

Does mydriasis damage inner eyes?

No: Mydriasis means the pupil is dilated. It is a normal function of the pupil. Dilating eye drops will cause extreme mydriasis for a short time without any lasting side effects. Nerve damage or eye trauma can cause longer lasting or permanent mydriasis. The retina is exposed to more light, but this doesn't generally cause damage, unless it is intense and sustained, which is painful. ...Read more

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Will my retinas be damaged by mydriasis?

No: Mydriasis, or dilated pupils, can be caused by eyedrops administered at the doctor's office or as the result of disease or injury. Although the pupil helps to control the amount of light entering the eye, it affords little help in protecting the eye from the light. Sunglasses will help reduce the intensity of the light and will add another layer of protection against uv damage. ...Read more

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About mydriasis&cardiac asystole?

About mydriasis&cardiac asystole?

Could be serious: Cardiac asystole leads to cardiac arrest which if unsuccessful leads to death and mydriasis, if successful but prolong can lead to brain injury presenting with mydriasis. It also could be transient secondary to Atropine which is used in asystole during cpr. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm looking for an expert opinion on the mechanism of ETOH on CNIII (oculomotor nerve). Many sources denote mydriasis to be present over miosis.

Hi, I'm looking for an expert opinion on the mechanism of ETOH on CNIII (oculomotor nerve). Many sources denote mydriasis to be present over miosis.

My comments: Am somewhat surprised you would focus on cranial nerve III---have you developed a problem with that nerve? The acute effect of alcohol is to suppress most brain functions, but it is not specific to autonomic fibers. If while drinking your emotions become excited, your pupils will dilate, a bit, but doubt it would be profound. Lastly, if you have a problem, schedule Concierge visit. ...Read more

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Need to know something about mydriasis caused by ecstasy?

Need to know something about mydriasis caused by ecstasy?

Drug effect: Ecstasy contains a naturally derived drug which has adrenergic effects. One of these is to dilate eyes. This effect is small from systemic use of ecstasy but if you get some powder in your eye, you may experience a short term eye dilation (mydriasis). ...Read more

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I take fluoxatine for some days and I got mydriasis. What should I do?

I take fluoxatine for some days and I got mydriasis. What should I do?

See your Doctor: This is a very rare side effect and you should see the doctor who prescribed the medication as soon as possible. Do not stop this medication suddenly as this could lead to other problems. ...Read more

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What is it when someone has one eye that rolls up so you only see the white but the other looks at you ok? Mydriasis?

What is it when someone has one eye that rolls up so you only see the white but the other looks at you ok? Mydriasis?

Strabismus: If the eyes are not tracking together, it is a muscle balance problem, and is either something they have had all their life, or is a new eye muscle problem due to nerve compromise. This could be a TIA or cva. See your eye md as soon as possible if you have this problem. ...Read more

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What to do about mydriasis/hard eye pharm tx mcq step 1?

What to do about mydriasis/hard eye pharm tx mcq step 1?

Please clarify: I'm not sure what your question is? Please rephrase and a l'll be happy to help. ...Read more