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What are all of the options for treating strabismus after the teen years?

What are all of the options for treating strabismus after the teen years?

Depends: Your options depend on the character of the strabismus, meaning whether it is constant or intermittant and whether it affects one eye or both. You should be evaluated by an eye doctor who will test whether the eyes are capable of working together to fuse images. Depending on the results, the options could include surgical correction, eye exercises or special lenses. ...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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What are the possible side-effects of getting treatment for adult orthodontic?

What are the possible side-effects of getting treatment for adult orthodontic?

Great smile: Possible side-effects are: great smile, more normal bite, better oral health, higher self confidence. There are little draw backs as long as you do your part which is to follow instructions. All other possible outcomes should be discussed with you before treatment. ...Read more

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What are the most common reasons for utis? I get them all the time varying in severity :(

What are the most common reasons for utis? I get them all the time varying in severity :(

Varies: Some women begin having frequent uti's after becoming sexually active. If your symptoms are occuring usually after having sex, a suppressive antibiotic to take when you have sex would be appropriate. If that is not the issue you should see a urologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the options for treating adult strabismus?

What are the options for treating adult strabismus?

Surgery: The eyes can be straightened with surgery, but the success depends on how much peripheral fusion you have. You need to see a strabismus specialist to figure it out. Prism glasses are an alternative for small deviations. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for pimples in people who are out of their teens?

What is the best treatment for pimples in people who are out of their teens?

Same as teens' meds: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives (for women) and oral antibiotics are options also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist may prescribe oral accutane. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for eye cancer? I've been diagnosed with eye cancer, and my doctor recommends removing the eye. Are there any other options? What are their success rates? .

What are the treatment options for eye cancer? I've been diagnosed with eye cancer, and my doctor recommends removing the eye. Are there any other options? What are their success rates?

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It : It depends on the type and extent of the cancer. An additional consideration is your visual status in that eye and the unaffected eye. In general enucleation or removal of the eye is reserved for intraocular cancers that can not be reasonable treated with external beam or plaque radiation. The goal of surgery is to contain the cancer in the eye and ensure it does not spread elsewhere. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for the effects of high school and college bullying years later?

What are effective treatments for the effects of high school and college bullying years later?

Psychotherapy: Bullying leave people fearful and with painful beliefs about themselves. Various forms of psychotherapy that help the victim think through these effects and realize that they are neither as helpless as they feel and that what they were told about themselves is false is extremely helpful. ...Read more

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What are the stages of correct puberty for a male?

What are the stages of correct puberty for a male?

Puberty: I am not sure what you mean by "correct" puberty as there can be quite a bit of variation in pubertal progression in both sexes. Good descriptions and other resources concerning puberty can be found at http://www.Healthychildren.Org. Search "stages of puberty" or just "puberty". ...Read more

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I see ads about lasik, but what is now the most accurate and the safest type of surgery for nearsightedness?

I see ads about lasik, but what is now the most accurate and the safest type of surgery for nearsightedness?

LASIK: Lasik is now the standard of care and produces excellent results in the nearsighted (myopic) patient. It is accurate and safe and now has a 15 year track record of safety. ...Read more

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I've heard that there are new surgeries for correcting my vision and treating my myopia, but which one is the safest? I've had myopia for most of my life, and i'm tired of wearing glasses (contacts don't work for me). What are the latest options to treat

I've heard that there are new surgeries for correcting my vision and treating my myopia, but which one is the safest? I've had myopia for most of my life, and i'm tired of wearing glasses (contacts don't work for me). What are the latest options to treat

Lasik and PRK: Lasik and prk offer you two excellent surgical choices to correct your nearsightedness. One of these procedures may be better sited for your eye depending on you corneal thickness. Your ophthalmologist should be able to tell you what procedure is best for you. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of rheumatic murmur and if person go for surgery how many chances are there to have a successful surgery?

What is the treatment of rheumatic murmur and  if person go for surgery how many chances are there to have a successful surgery?

Need more info: Rheumatic murmur is too broad a topic. An echocardiogram and clinical evaluation are neeed along with symptoms and age. That said, surgery is generally very successful when needed. Generally these can be followed and are not an issu, but over time, ie, years and decades they can be an issue. ...Read more

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What realistic options are there for adult on set of strabismus?

What realistic options are there for adult on set of strabismus?

Adult strabismus: The cause needs to be analyzed. Is this destabilization of childhood strabismus? Or is this doubling of vision due to trauma, nerve damage, vascular malformation or tumor in the brain? You need to have a neuro-ophthalmologist sort this out and then decide on correction of the cause, or optical correction or surgical options. ...Read more

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What are the risks for pregnancy after age 42?

What are the risks for pregnancy after age 42?

Adverse outcomes.: Increased risk for: fetal loss in the first trimester, all major aneuploidies including down syndrome, stillbirth, diabetes mellitus, hypertension/preeclampsia, cesarean section, all sorts of anomalies. Most pregnancies however will have good outcomes. ...Read more

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Even though pancreatic is fatal; what is the best advice for extending life and/or having the best quality of life for the remaining period? What and who are the best treatment centres and experts in the US.

Even though pancreatic is fatal; what is the best advice for extending life and/or having the best quality of life for the remaining period?  What and who are the best treatment centres and experts in the US.

Pancreatic cancer: Eating healthy, staying active , treating pain may help. MD Anderson in Houston is a top notch cancer center. Cleveland clinic and Johns Hopkins are also options for treatment. Hope this helps ...Read more

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What are the treatments for strabismus?

What are the treatments for strabismus?

Surgery!: The only treatment is really eye surgery! rarely, e exercises in select cases at early ages my help. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for parkinson disease and what will be the medical cost for rest of life?

What are the treatments for parkinson disease and what will be the medical cost for rest of life?

Dopamine + Exercise!: Dopamine meds including (best to worst, in my opinion): azilect, Requip xl/neupro/mirapex er, sinemet & comtan (entacapone). Dbs surgery for advanced patients. Cost likely $300-1000 monthly for life. More generics becoming available these days thankfully! exercise also critical to maximize physical well-being & avoid falls & injury. Meds lift the burden of symptoms, but they won't turn you into bruce jenner! ...Read more

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What are the risks of doing an intervention for your teen?

What are the risks of doing an intervention for your teen?

Gains outweigh risks: If you are referring to a substance abuse intervention for your teen then the gains probably outweigh the risks. The risks would be your teenager will reject the intervention and use it as an excuse to further escalate their use, run away, or take other risks. However, as a parent and provider you have more leverage than you will have when your teen becomes an adult. Intervene for their sake! ...Read more

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For what reasons hasn't there been a cure for the common cold after all of these years?

For what reasons hasn't there been a cure for the common cold after all of these years?

Many viruses: There are many, many, many viruses which can cause a cold. Viruses may mutate. Common colds are usually self limited, brief and sxs are not severe. I don't know what on-going research there is, but i suspect that there is probably a desire to provide research for conditions that threaten life or that significantly impair function. ...Read more

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Cross Eyed (Definition)

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


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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