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Vitrectomy Surgery Gas Vs Silicone Oil
Re: macular hole - are there any alternative surgical procedures vs. the usual gas bubble surgical repair?
Not sure: I would certainly talk to the ophthalmologist. They do many procedures with lasers these days. ...Read more
A vitrectomy operation is a microsurgical procedure performed under a microscope in which the retinal surgeon removes vitreous gel from the back of the eye. A tiny cutting instrument is used as well as a fiberoptic light. . A variety of other instruments, such as a laser may be used, depending on the circumstances. The operation is usually performed under local ...Read more
Biocorneum gel , Mederma or hexilak silicone gel which of these 3 gel is better to treat scars which are created from stiches ?
Depends: Don't expect much from any of these. Where is the scar? How big? How old? If it is important to you, see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Gamma knife: One of the not so new options is the use of gamma knife. Multiple sources of radiation are focused on the lesion, thus minimizing the damage to surrounding normal tissues. ...Read more
Not documented: There are some spurious reports that vitamin e cream could reduce surgical scars. I'm not familiar with any attribution to coconut oil. You should keep the scar out of sunlight for 6-9 months after surgery to allow the scar to mature without sunlight influence. A simple 30 sunblock would suffice. Good luck. ...Read more
Retinal detachments: Gas is usually injected into the eye after vitrectomy performed for primary retinal detachments . Different gases have different retention times. Silicone oil is usually reserved for recurrent detachments especially when associated with fibrosis causing traction referred to as pvr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Different lenses: Soft contact lenses and rigid gas permeable (rgp) lenses are very different. The main advantage of rgp is in correcting unusual types of astigmatism. However, a person has to build up wearing time and they are initially less comfortable. Soft lenses are comfortable from the start and often can be worn longer, but may not give as crisp vision as rgp. Soft lenses are much more commonly used. ...Read more
Average $1000/eye: On average the cost is about $1000 per eye. You will find that there are lower and higher costs depending on the skill of the ophthalmologist and with what institution he is affiliated. Try to have it done by a corneal specialist even though the cost may be higher. Call around and ask about the cost and the specialist. ...Read more
Whats better scleral buckle or gas bubble for an retinal detachment? Does the gas bubble move around?
It depends: A retinal surgeon may chose to use either or both in a surgery to repair a retinal detachment. Each has pluses and minuses. A scleral buckle can change the shape of the eye, making it more nearsighted. A gas bubble can cause the eye pressure to increase. Gas bubbles move with the eye and will gradually be absorbed by the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can silicon gel sheets fade the appearance of scars from laser tattoo removal? (The scar is about 3 years old).
Wrinkle treatments: Chemical peels and lasers may be used to treat wrinkles. Different peels and lasers will treat at different depths of the skin. The deeper the treatment, the longer the recovery and the greater the risk for complications to occur. Microdermabrasion will help give a "fresh" appearance to the skin but will likely not significantly improve wrinkles. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Ask your urologist: what is diagnosis? As a young person, erectile function may be important to you. Get full explanation of risks, options,benefits of each technique. ...Read more
Saline vs Silicone: Right now, both are considered safe by the FDA. Know that BOTH saline and implants have an outer silicone shell. Both have similar risk of capsular contracture, infection and scarring. Silicone implants feel more like real breasts. However, when placed behind the pectoralis muscle, it's difficult to tell the difference. In-depth Plastic Surgery consultation is recommended to find out what's best ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
See below: Buckle removal is done typically if the buckle is extruding through the conjunctiva (and is thus an infection risk) or if it causes recalcitrant double vision due to eye muscle interference. To do this one cuts down the conjunctiva (skin over the white sclera of the eye) to access the buckle which is then cut and removed. Risks: bleeding, infection, scleral perforation. Usually safe. ...Read more
Modern LASIK surgery: All-laser lasik is the most modern form of lasik surgery (and the only kind i perform) and uses a femtosecond laser to cut the corneal flap (as opposed to the microkeratome blade we used to use) and the excimer laser to re-shape the cornea. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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