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Dr. Netan Choudhry
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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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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Mydriasis (Definition)

Mydriasis is also known as Enlarged pupils. Mydriasis is the process of dilating the ...Read more


Dr. Tim Conrad
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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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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Dr. Tim Conrad
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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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Dr. Ilan Cohen
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About traumatic mydriasis ?

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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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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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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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Dr. Sonia Rapaport
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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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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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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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