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What Is Recovery From Diamond Burr Cornea Procedure Like
In the next 10 years will there be new glaucoma eye surgery procedures that make recovery easier & improve the success rate?
Yes: I'm excited about future innovations in glaucoma surgery as well new medications ;/or medication delivery systems. We already have newer and safer surgeries like canoloplasty, express shunt, i-stent, and other yet to be approved procedures. Optimistically, the next 10 years should expand our repertoire of glaucoma treatments that can be customized to the patients particular needs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Could be a couple days to a week. ...Read more
I'm having a corneal scraping on tuesday. They will be placing a chemotherapy agent on my cornea. Just wondering what the recovery time is on this?
My father has recently been diagnosed with cornea disease, and we are in the early stages of researching possible ways to fix this problem. We've been told about a fairly new procedure called DSAEK. What is DSAEK, and how does it differ from others?
What are the alternatives to a corneal transplant? I have researched on the corneal transplant procedure but i would like to find alternatives that do not involve surgeries. Are any medications effective against improving my cornea? If so, how long will i
What supplements/diet should i adopt after a penetrating keratoplasty (pkp) surgery / cornea transplant that helps in corneal recovery and beyond?
Nothing special: Be sure you use your topical medications as prescribed and on schedule. Some think Vitamin C supplement can be helpful with corneal healing. But the best thing is to maintain a balanced diet and keep yourself generally healthy. The cornea will grab what it needs for its health and survival. ...Read more
What is the cutting of my cornea. So what are the procedures to lift your eyelid and is it painful at all?
Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. ...Read more
Weeks or months: It really depends on what surgical technique is used, but with a traditional corneal transplant it takes months for the healing to stabilize. With more modern techniques like dsek it is much faster since there are fewer sutures and a smaller wound. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: The recovery time depends on the type of transplant performed as well as your corneal disease. We can now selectively replace certain layers of the cornea only. The recovery time for vision varies according to which layer is replaced. The time to visual recovery also depends on what your diagnosis is. ...Read more
2 types: A mode ultrasound is used to measure the eye, typically used to estimate the best synthetic lens to implant in a cataract operation. It is also used to help diagnose eye disease (e.g. Length of the eye, characteristics and size of eye tumors). B-mode ultrasound is used to obtain qualitative pictures of the eye and around the eye called the orbit- used to look into the eye when the view is bad. ...Read more
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