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What age is a recommended age for corrective eye surgery?

What age is a recommended age for corrective eye surgery?

18 and older: Lasik is fda-approved for those 18 and older. More importantly, surgery is held off until there is no appreciable change in your prescription from year to year. Cataract surgery can be done at any age, and refractive lens surgery is similar to lasik - usually reserved for those over the age of 18. ...Read more

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What eye surgery is recommended for a far-sighted?

What eye surgery is recommended for a far-sighted?

LASIK or PRK: If the vision is stable, both lasik and prk can work well for farsightedness (hyperopia). Even though our fda approves the procedure from 1 to 6 diopters, it seems to work the best in the 1 to 4 diopter range. ...Read more

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What is the recommended best age for laser eye surgery?

What is the recommended best age for laser eye surgery?

Not sure: I would assume you want to make sure your vision is stable before embarking on the surgery. ...Read more

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At what age is a teenager ready for laser eye surgery?

At what age is a teenager ready for laser eye surgery?

18 years: Children's prescriptions tend to change frequently until the late teens. As well, the fda has approved laser vision correction surgery for individuals who are 18 years and older. More importantly, however, your eye glass or contact lens prescription should not be changing significantly from year to year in order to qualify. ...Read more

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At what age is lasik eye surgery recommended ?

At what age is lasik eye surgery recommended ?

LASIK age: For lasik, i typically do not recommend it for patients under 18 years of age or if the prescription is unstable. ...Read more

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What is the recommended age for septoplasty?

What is the recommended age for septoplasty?

Adult nose size: You should wait until the nose is adult size - around 14 for females, perhaps 16 for most males. ...Read more

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What is the youngest age laser eye surgery can be performed?

Legally 18, but...: A consenting adult over the age of 18 can have lasik. Custom lasik is only fda approved over 21. There is some research ongoing for lasik in the pediatric group for medical reasons. ...Read more

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What type of surgery is recommended for cataracts?

What type of surgery is recommended for cataracts?

Find the best surg: The most advanced technique for cataract surgery is being used by about 30% of surgeons. Find a surgeon who performs surgery under topical anesthesia, with a small (2-3 millimeter) incision, foldable lens implants, and no stitches. ...Read more

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Is laser treatment for correcting vision advisable at the age 45 years or after?

Is laser treatment for correcting vision advisable at the age 45 years or after?

Commonly done: Lasik correction at this age can be very successful. Remember that you will need reading glasses afterwards. Discuss with a lasik surgeon what can be accomplished. ...Read more

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What is the youngest age for which weight loss surgery is recommended?

What is the youngest age for which weight loss surgery is recommended?

Depends...: This depends upon the severity of obesity, and overall medical state of health of the individual. Most physicians tend to be conservative on this issue; and recommend diet and exercise as the preferred method of weight loss. Ask your doctor what course of treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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What is the age for reconstructive mammoplasty?

AGE mammoplasty?: There is no "official" age for this procedure. ...Read more

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How risky is refractive eye surgery for children?

How risky is refractive eye surgery for children?

Refractive surgery: Is not recommended for children in general. This is due to the fact that the refractive error (i.e. Amount of power in glasses) changes during the first 15-20 years of our lives. It's not a good idea to have refractive surgery until the refractive error is stable for at least 1-2 years. This typically doesn't occur until at least 20 yrs old. ...Read more

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Is a 4th surgery recommended for adult strabismus bc of double vision?

Is a 4th surgery recommended for adult strabismus bc of double vision?

Maybe: If you are having double vision and measurements are consistent, then a 4th surgery may be considered. Your surgeon will not to be cautious not to disrupt too many muscle since this increases the risk of anterior segment ischemia. ...Read more

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What is the minimum age for a brow lift?

When you: Need it! rare before 18...And only for congenital brow ptosis at that age. ...Read more

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We have a 4 years old nephew, he was diagnosed with astigmatism and strabism;what is the recommended treatment at his age and minimum age for surgery?

We have a 4 years old nephew, he was diagnosed with astigmatism and strabism;what is the recommended treatment at his age and minimum age for surgery?

Depends: The timing and or use of surgery is usually based on the amount of success gained by patching.If the kid won't tolerate patching, glasses that blur the better eye are sometimes used.If patching corrects the strabismus, surgery is avoided. If alignment is bad for too long (years), any surgery would be cosmetic (alignment).I've seen it done on 2yo's ...Read more

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What is the recommended minimum age for a hip replacement?

What is the recommended minimum age for a hip replacement?

Depends: While certain diagnoses such as osteoarthritis typically cause hip pain later in life, some problems such as avascular necrosis, dysplasia, or perthes may cause pain earlier. While there is no minimum age, we typically recommend waiting as long as possible because the implants have a finite life span, and revision surgery can be complicated. ...Read more

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What is the recommended treatment for a 10-year-old with amblyopia?

What is the recommended treatment for a 10-year-old with amblyopia?

Part time patching: I part time patch amblyopia until 12 y old and have seen improvement. Starting earlier is always best though. Make sure the patient has the proper glasses correction too. ...Read more

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What manufacturer of the hardware needed for tkr surgery would you recommend? The patient is an active, 58 year old male that is slightly overweight.

What manufacturer of the hardware needed for tkr surgery would you recommend? The patient is an active, 58 year old male that is slightly overweight.

Many good choices: The choice of implant vendor for a total knee replacement prosthesis is usually made by your orthopaedic surgeon. There are many high quality options available. For the younger, more active tka patient my choice is the verilast knee, from smith & nephew (full disclosure - i receive no royalties or financial compensation from smith & nephew). ...Read more