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What role does schlemms canal play in glaucoma?

What role does schlemms canal play in glaucoma?

Relevant: Part of the drain of the eye. Secondary glaucomas cause blockage of this region. Even when schlemm's canal appears ok on gonioscopy, there is probably some downstream resistance, especially at the microscopic level leading to decreased outflow when the pressure is elevated. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that lead to damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain. In many cases, damage to the optic nerve is due to increased pressure in the eye, also known ...Read more


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What is the canal of schlemm and role in glaucoma?

Gluacoma: The canal of schlemm is where the fluid from with in the eye drains to to keep the production of fluid and the drainage in balance which is the main factor in causing and treating glaucoma. When there is an imbalance and the production is higher than the drainage then the pressure rises and can lead to damage of the optic nerve, "glaucoma". ...Read more

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What kind of effect does schlemms canal have in glaucoma and how is glaucoma treated?

What kind of effect does schlemms canal have in glaucoma and how is glaucoma treated?

Fluid drainage site: Schlemms canal is the drainage canal carrying aqueous fluid from the circulation inside the eye out of the eye to the blood stream. Glaucoma mostly is a condition in which the aqueous inflow exceeds the capacity of the outflow at normal pressures so the pressure elevates to overcome the resistance. Treatment by drugs lowers the inflow which then brings down the pressure. ...Read more

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I have a slight instability in C7-T1 w/o disc protrusion or canal stenosis. Will I be able to play football again?

I have a slight instability in C7-T1 w/o disc protrusion or canal stenosis. Will I be able to play football again?

Return to play?: A single MRI is probably not sufficient to answer your question. I think dynamic upright imaging, thorough MRI interpretation, and good understanding of your neurological risk should be obtained by a Spinal surgeon prior to any return to play. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain, is it safe to floss, brush and use mouthwash after a root canal, or should one of these steps be eliminated to play it safe?

Docs can you explain, is it safe to floss, brush and use mouthwash after a root canal, or should one of these steps be eliminated to play it safe?

Go to it: It is safe to do all three of those steps unless the doctor asked you not to do one of them. Just be gentle flossing around the tooth for the first two days, then usually no problems. ...Read more

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My daughter has ear tubes. Her ear canal is red and she is playing with it. Is it an ear infection. ?

My daughter has ear tubes. Her ear canal is red and she is playing with it. Is it an ear infection. ?

Maybe,maybe not: The canal is normally pinkish. The only way to really know is to have someone look at it. If tubes are in & an ear is infected, there is commonly pus draining into the canal.If the tube has a mucous plug in its window, the pus would not drain. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of estrogen in birth control? What role does it play?

What is the purpose of estrogen in birth control? What role does it play?

Inhibits LH surge: Estrogen inhibits your pituitary from releasing leutonizing hormone (lh) so that ovulation does not occur. It may affect follicle formation as well, but there have been women who have follicle maturation while on estrogen based birth control. ...Read more

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What is uterine cavity ?And what role does it play in myomectomy surgery ?

What is uterine cavity ?And what role does it play in myomectomy surgery ?

Space inside uterus: The intrauterine cavity is the space where teh lining of the womb(endometrium) is located. If a fibroid is removed that protrudes into that space, care must be taken to repair the uterus to maintain its' integrity in the event of future labor and child birth so that the uterus doesn't rupture. ...Read more

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What is dheas ?Also what does it mean the dr. Say you need dheas, free +total testosterone prolactin.What role does it play in a woman in the 30's?Expl

What is dheas ?Also what does it mean the dr. Say you need dheas, free +total testosterone prolactin.What role does it play in a woman in the 30's?Expl

Possible PCOS: Dheas is a hormone made mostly by the adrenal glands that has some male hormone effects. If you have irregular periods, weight gain, excess body hair growth, your doctor may be looking for evidence for polycystic ovarian syndrome by doing the male hormone levels. High prolactin can also cause menstrual changes. ...Read more