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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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