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Halfprin (Definition)

Halfprin is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more


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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?

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

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I'm thinking of getting laser eye surgery, I am 21 y/o. Any advice?

I'm thinking of getting laser eye surgery, I am 21 y/o. Any advice?

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

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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?

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

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Can I wear eye contacts after eye surgery?

Can I wear eye contacts after eye surgery?

Depends: You did not describe the type of surgery that you underwent. The ability to wear a lense safely and comfortably depends upon the type. You should discuss this with the surgeon who operated on your eye as to when you can start. ...Read more

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What should I do before and after an eye surgery?

What should I do before and after an eye surgery?

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

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Is eye surgery for a 93 y.O.?

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

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How do doctors do eye surgery on a baby?

How do doctors do eye surgery on a baby?

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

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Is yag eye surgery safe. When should I consider?

PCO: Yag laser surgery is considered when a secondary cataract or posterior capsular opacification is blocking vision. ...Read more

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Might I smoke weed by vaporizing, after an eye surgery?

Might I smoke weed by vaporizing, after an eye surgery?

Marjuana: Medical research shows a clear link between marijuana use and mental illness, especially schizophrenia. I would not recommend taking weed in any form. ...Read more

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What age is a recommended age for corrective eye surgery?

What age is a recommended age for corrective eye surgery?

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

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How Will Doctors Do The Eye Surgery?

How Will Doctors Do The Eye Surgery?

Several ways...: Laser, Radio wave, simple knife and scissors....of course with local anasthesea. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about lasic eye surgery?

Can you tell me about lasic eye surgery?

Yes: It is an effective and safe way to change the natural eyeglass prescription of the eye. ...Read more

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Could prk eye surgery hurt or feel painful?

Could prk eye surgery hurt or feel painful?

Yes: Prk is typically uncomfortable for several days. Often your surgeon will fit a bandage contact lens to minimize discomfort, but it's still going to hurt a bit. Lasik surgery is almost always less painful but prk is still the best choice in a minority of cases. ...Read more

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Should I consider cosmetic eye surgery? Is it safe?

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

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Any suggestions on where to go for lasek eye surgery?

Depends...: ...Where you live! Go to someone who has done at least a few hundred. ...Read more

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What are the qualifications for getting prk eye surgery?

What are the qualifications for getting prk eye surgery?

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

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Can I need corrective eye surgery to fix my astigmatism?

Can I need corrective eye surgery to fix my astigmatism?

Astigmatism Surgery: Lasik is now quite effective for correcting mild to moderate amounts of normal astigmatism. It can not correct unusually large or irregular amounts of astigmatism, and your eye doctor will have to evaluate your situation. ...Read more

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Is -3.5 number of eye should be treated by lasek eye surgery?

Is -3.5 number of eye should be treated by lasek eye surgery?

Good prescription: The amount of nearsightedness can do very well with laser correction, such as lasek. Other factors are very important so a complete evaluation from your ophthalmologist is needed prior to any treatment decision. ...Read more

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Would it be okay for my dad to have another pvr eye surgery after vitrectomy?

Would it be okay for my dad to have another pvr eye surgery after vitrectomy?

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

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Is it possible to just have an IV for pain instead of a sedative if I want to stay up for eye surgery?

Is it possible to just have an IV for pain instead of a sedative if I want to stay up for eye surgery?

Sure: Discuss your desires with your surgeon & anesthesia doctor. They will give you advice on how to best comfort you during the operation. ...Read more

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Is laser eye surgery painful?

No it is Not: Lasik eye surgery only takes around 15 minutes per eye. Your procedure will begin with topical anesthetic drops used to numb your eyes. You will be awake during the procedure, but you will be given a sedative to keep you relaxed. ...Read more

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Is laser eye surgery worth it?

Is laser eye surgery worth it?

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

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How can laser eye surgery work?

How can laser eye surgery work?

Laser vision: Surgery works by precisely removing corneal tissue changing the shape of the front surface of the eye. ...Read more

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When can you get laser eye surgery?

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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Aspirin (Definition)

Aspirin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more