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When Do You Need To Discontinue Aspirin Before Eye Surgery
I have coronary artery disease and take aspirin everyday I will be having eye surgery soon and my eye doctor wants me to discontinue the aspirin for a week before surgery I am not on any other blood thinners is this safe?
Aspirin: Determination should be made by your cardiologist. Most cataract surgeries can be done without stopping aspirin. ...Read more
I have coronary artery disease and will be having eye surgery soon my eye doctor wants me to stop the aspirin for a week before surgeon wants me to?
Discuss with doctor: Cataract surgery can be done while taking aspirin, but like all incisional surgeries, the risk of bleeding is increased. In my practice, I ask the patients who are taking Aspirin to discuss stopping it with the doctor who prescribes it. We then go with that doctor's recommendation. ...Read more
Yes: 21 is an acceptable age to have laser eye surgery, so long as your eye glass or contact lens prescription has remained stable. You need a pre-operative evaluation by an experienced refractive surgeon to make sure your eyes meet the standards to make you a good candidate. Most lasik surgeons do not charge for the initial examination. ...Read more
My 5 y/o niece is very shortsighted with 1 eye worse than the other + astigmatism on both. Should she have eye surgery now or wait until she's older?
Confusing question: The primary treatment of unequal eye power is through glasses, not surgery. If the child is developing amblyopia, (vision loss in the weaker eye), glasses and/or patching would still be the 1st effort. If the eyes did not line up correctly, patching might help first, but delicate eye muscle surgery may be needed. ...Read more
Eye Surgery: The actual pre and postop regimen depends on the type of eye surgery you are having. Ask your eye doctor for specific instructions. Make sure you have all your prescribed eye drops before your surgery, pain medication if necessary, and find out what you can or cannot do after surgery. Ask if your head needs to be in a certain position after surgery. ...Read more
Mucous: When the eye is irritated, it makes mucous. ...Read more
Too old to see?: Age does not determine the necessity for eye surgery but does impact the outcome. Always balance potential benefit of proposed surgery and risks with age being only one of those factors. Frank discussion with doctor and family should help find common ground. ...Read more
Training!: If an eye disease on an infant is so severe or vision threatening as to require surgery, specially trained surgeons and anesthesiologists use general anesthesia and the typical micro-surgical techniques used in all eye surgery to do it! Knowledge and good preparation for surgical aftercare is also required. ...Read more
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 more
Cosmetic eye surgery: A personal consultation with properly trained and experienced physician would be the best way to answer this question. They can listen to your specific concerns about your eyes and advise if or which procedure would best fit your needs. In the right hands, cosmetic eye surgery to fix eyelids or reshape the eye is safe and effective. ...Read more
Depends...: ...Where you live! Go to someone who has done at least a few hundred. ...Read more
PRK: Qualifications depend on your prescription (how myopic/hyperopic your eye is & how much astigmatism) & the thickness of your cornea & any medical history. PRK is better for some patients than LASIK. An experienced eyeMD surgeon can help you determine which is best for your. More info: [email protected] Com ...Read more
Common for PVR: Pvr is the most common cause of failure for retinal detachment surgery. Some patients have a very active healing response which creates scar tissue that pulls the retina back off. Once pvr occurs, it needs to be treated with vitrectomy and possibly a buckle and silicone oil. It is possible that multiple surgeries will be needed to stabilize the retina. ...Read more
Is it possible to just have an IV for pain instead of a sedative if I want to stay up for eye surgery?
Maybe: I assume you are referring to Laser vision correction or LASIK. There are many other kinds of eye laser. If you have uncorrected nearsightedness and/or astigmatism and are tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses then usually LVC can decrease or eliminate your need for these appliances in safe and effective manner. Everything depends on your surgeon and his or her experience and judgement. ...Read more
See laser surgeon: Multiple factors make you a good candidate for laser eye surgery... over 18 if you are nearsighted, 21 if you are farsighted or have astigmatism. Eyes of disease and vision correctable with glasses. Sould not have certain systemic diseases or be on certain medicines. Corneas should not be too step or too flat or to thin, etc. In short, you will need to see a laser eye surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more
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