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How effective is eye surgery for treating glaucoma?

How effective is eye surgery for treating glaucoma?

Very : Most incisional glaucoma surgeries are very effective at lowering intraocular pressure to help protect the optic nerve and stabilize the glaucomatous disease process. Some surgeries are more effective than others, but differ in risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Strabismus (Definition)

Strabismus refers to misalignment of the eyes. It is typically but not exclusively found in children, with up to 4% incidence in some series. There are a number of surgical and non-surgical treatments for strabismus, based ...Read more


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Lazy eye treatment?

Lazy eye treatment?

Several possible: Lazy eye is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched or if the eye is lined up better with surgery. If the process has gone on too long, the brain ignores the fix & surgery is simply cosmetic. ...Read more

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How effective is eye surgery for treating Marfan syndrome?

How effective is eye surgery for treating Marfan syndrome?

Eye surgery: Eye surgery treats ocular complications of Marfan but not the basic syndrome process ...Read more

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Can vision therapy treat lazy eye?

Can vision therapy treat lazy eye?

Generally no: Vision therapy is an untested procedure, advocated by "vision therapy optometrists". It has never been subjected to clinical trials and more experienced clinicians feel that it is of no benefit. For adults with a 'lazy' eye, it is definitely not worth doing. ...Read more

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How effective is eye surgery for treating macular degeneration?

How effective is eye surgery for treating macular degeneration?

Not useful: Macular degeneration is a condition, mostly in the elderly, in which the central circulation gradually fails and vision is lost. No surgery known can reverse this process. There are supplements which can be useful and in certain types of macular degeneration, injections may also be useful. ...Read more

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Can anyone treat anisometic amblyopia?

Can anyone treat anisometic amblyopia?

Yes: See your eye doctor to prescribe necessary spectacle prescription. Patching the good eye forcing the use of lazy eye. ...Read more

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Can laser eye surgery cure eye disorders?

Can laser eye surgery cure eye disorders?

Several : Lasers are used extensively in medicine. In ophthalmology they are used across many fields. In refractive surgery they are used to make cataract surgery safer and to help rid young adults of eyeglasses. In glaucoma we use them to prevent blindness in open and closed glaucoma. In retina disease we use lasers to prevent blindness in diabetic retinopathy, ocular strokes, and repair retinal holes. ...Read more

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Are prism glasses effective for strabismus?

Are prism glasses effective for strabismus?

Sometimes: Small amounts of ocular misalignment can be successfully managed with prism in glasses. Larger amounts of misalignment require surgery to repair. ...Read more

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How effective is laser surgery for treating glaucoma?

How effective is laser surgery for treating glaucoma?

Effective: There are several types of laser surgery for glaucoma. The most popular is selective laser trabeculoplasty or SLT. This treatment is about as effective as the first-line drops for glaucoma. Generally, it is not used unless drops are not effective or are not tolerated. Generally, SLT is safe and effective about 85% of the time. ...Read more

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Is laser surgery effective in treating glaucoma?

Is laser surgery effective in treating glaucoma?

Yes: Yes it works well in many glaucoma patients. There is four laser treatments that are used for glaucoma. Slt and alt used to lower the pressure by increasing the outflow drainage, ciliary body ablation will decrease the ciliary body which produces the fluid inside the eye (and treatment slows the production, lowering the pressure). Laser peripheral iridotomy prevents of treats angle closure. ...Read more

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How effective is visian ICL for treating myopia?

How effective is visian ICL for treating myopia?

Icl: currently icl is most often used for patients that are not lasik or prk candidates often due to the amount of myopia or thickness of the cornea It is very effective at treating myopia although the results are not quite as precise as laser refractive surgery ...Read more

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How effective is Pilocarpine for treating glaucoma?

How effective is Pilocarpine for treating glaucoma?

Pilocarpine: Pilocarpine is contraindicated with narrow-angle (angle closure) glaucoma. (See: http://www.drugs.com/pro/pilocarpine.html) However, it can be beneficial for treatment of some types of glaucoma. ...Read more

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How effective is fluorometholone for treating uveitis?

How effective is fluorometholone for treating uveitis?

Not first line: Generally stronger topical steroids like prednisolone acetate are used to treat uveitis Fluorometholone is a weaker steroid - it might work - but why not go for the standard of care. ...Read more

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Treatment for amblyopia?

Only in the young: Amblyopia indicates an eye seeing less well than normal as a consequence of childhood dysfunction - most commonly eye misalignment or strongly hyperopic correction. To prevent it children are patched in the good eye. Once beyond 8 years of age, it cannot be altered so adults with amblyopia cannot be improved. ...Read more

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Is there surgery for squint (strabismus)?

Is there surgery for squint (strabismus)?

Yes: Strabismus surgery is usually done by ophthalmologists that have done additional training in this delicate area of eye muscle surgery. Many are affiliated with children's hospitals (more kids need it than adults) or located in larger metropolitan areas. ...Read more

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How effective is strabismus surgery?

Very effective: For most patients with strabismus, surgical correction is very safe and effective. There is a 20-30% chance of needing subsequent surgery at some point if recurrent strabismus occurs but the surgery should definitely improve this issue. Some forms of strabismus are less amenable to surgery so you should see a strabismus doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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Cross Eyed (Definition)

Cross eyed = strabismus = esotropia = condition in which one or both eyes are turned ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

A condition that occurs when one eye does not see as well as, or align properly ...Read more