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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more


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What are the side effects of secondary cataract laser surgery?

What are the side effects of secondary cataract laser surgery?

There are a few: Yag laser capsulotomy is done when a person develops opacification of the posterior capsule following cataract surgery. The procedure of opening the capsule is done to improve the vision. Side effects are not common, but include inflammation, retinal detachment and cystoid macular edema, together with transient elevation of intra-ocular pressure. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of laser eye operations for ophthalmic strokes?

What are the side effects of laser eye operations for ophthalmic strokes?

Depends: Lots of assumptions here. Assuming you are referring to either a artery or vein occlusion of the retina ("ophthalmic stroke"), laser is sometimes done to the retina to prevent further damage. Common side effects are minimal pain during the procedure and loss of vision wherever the laser procedure is done. Vision is already likely gone from the area if laser is being considered. ...Read more

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What are the common side effects of lasik laser ?

What are the common side effects of lasik laser ?

The big 3: 1. No guarantee of perfect vision after surgery. Goal is to reduce the need for glasses and contacts. Not everyone comes out perfect--but the vast majority of patients are very happy 2. Possibility of night time glare and halos. Custom lasik helps prevent this 3. Dry eyes--usually temporary but in a small percentage, can be permanent. More so in older women. ...Read more

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What are the side affects of laser pterygium removal?

What are the side affects of laser pterygium removal?

Laser Pterygium Surg: Has 100% recurrence rate: See eyedoc2020.blogspot.com for more info & publications. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of laser hair removal?

What are the side effects of laser hair removal?

Skin reactions: The main side effect of laser hair removal is the effect on the skin from the laser. There is heat generated from the laser to kill the hair follicle and the surrounding skin may have some heat rash, blisters, scarring, or pigmentation. If the laser is set correctly you will have permanent hair removal with only a small and short lived local reaction. ...Read more

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What are the risks of laser surgery to the eye?

Laser eye surgery: Risk of laser eye surgery include dry eye, glare/haloes, possible need for enhancement, infection, corneal scarring, decreased vision, ectasia, and other problems. These issue are very uncommon though. ...Read more

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What are the effects of scleral surgery on your face?

What are the effects of scleral surgery on your face?

None: The sclera is the white of the eye and occasionally has to undergo surgery for a few unusual conditions. But this is isolated from the face and should cause no facial change. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of laser to remove freckles?

What are the side effects of laser  to remove freckles?

Hyper pigmentation: When a laser is used, it can cause deep heating of the skin and cause hyper pigmentation. The best way to lighten freckles is with a topical cream prescribed by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are the major risks of eye laser surgery?

Risk Involved: Lasik eye surgery is one of the safest procedures of its kind, with an excellent profile and success rate. Major complications after lasik are extremely rare, occurring in less than 1% of all patients. Most side effects are minor and can be easily resolved. Some risk are: dry eyes, undercorrection or overcorrection, temporary discomfort. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having eye surgery on the sclera?

What are the risks of having eye surgery on the sclera?

Many: Bleeding, infection, loss of the eye, retinal tear & detachment (damage to the light sensitive part of the eye), choroidal hemorrhage (bleeding in the blood vessels under the retina), bleeding behind the eye, and droopy or damage to the eyelids. ...Read more

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What are the ocular side effects of the tamoxifen?

What are the ocular side effects of the tamoxifen?

Cataracts: Cataracts are the most known but any visual changes should be brought to your physician's attention and seek a professional eye evaluation if necessary. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of breast-sparing surgery and radiation?

What are the side effects of breast-sparing surgery and radiation?

Not too many: Surgery with breast sparing and radiation is a very common procedure for small early breast cancers. There will some minor surgical scar, and some women experience temporary breast skin redness or breast swelling with the radiation treatments. It is a very successful treatment in early cancers and avoids complete mastectomy surgery. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of contact lenses?

What are the side effects of contact lenses?

Depends: If the fit is correct and good hygiene is practiced, then problems should be minimal.Side effects include potential scarring, warpage, allergic reaction to solutions, infection or even loss of eye. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of steroid eye drops?

What are the side effects of steroid eye drops?

Steroid drops: Long term, high dose steroid drop use (such as pred forte or durezol) increase risk of cataract formation & glaucoma (or nerve damage from high intraocular eye pressure IOP). Short term, low dose steroid use has little risk of doing this, but if on it longer than 3-4 wks, an eyeMD should check your IOP. More info at [email protected] ...Read more

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What are the risks and benefits of lasik eye surgery?

What are the risks and benefits of lasik eye surgery?

Benefits are: easy...better vision without glasses for distance. Risks are significantly reduced with a thorough evaluation and making certain that you are a good candidate. They include infection, inflammation, over/under correction, dry eye, halos/glare. Most of these can be treated. Your eye surgeon should go over these in detail before you have your procedure and it will help guide your decision. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the radiation therapy for eye cancer?

What are the side effects of the radiation therapy for eye cancer?

Retinopathy , catara: The retina is sensitive to radiation and it can cause serious damage if radiation over a certain dosage is given. Cataracts are common also. ...Read more

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Are the effects of lasik eye surgery long lasting?

Are the effects of lasik eye surgery long lasting?

Yes: If your prescription is eliminated by lasik, it should be stable forever unless some other issue changes your prescription (such as cataract formation). ...Read more

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What are the effects of visiline on the eyes?

Not for the eyes: Vaseline is not intended for use on the eyes or eyelids. Specially prepared ophthalmic ointments (both prescription and otc) are safe to be used on the eyes and eyelids. It will considerably blur the vision for 15-30 minutes or more. Some ointments are available preservative free, but some people are sensitive to lanolin which may be found in ointment. ...Read more

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What are side effects of laser acne removal?

What are side effects of laser acne removal?

Swelling redness: Laser acne removal can be a blue light with special medication which is called photodynamic therapy. You can have some swelling, redness and peeling of your skin. Other option for acne laser treatment can be ipl, vbeam, and/or smooth beam. With these lasers, you can have less side effects but it requires multiple sessions. ...Read more