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Will laser eye surgery increase the likelihood of the development of cataracts?

Will laser eye surgery increase the likelihood of the development of cataracts?

No: However laser inside the eye such as an lpi or yag laser that hits the lens can increase the likelihood of earlier cataracts. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Does doing a b/l barrage around the areas of lattice degeneration greatly reduce the risk of retinal detachment? Are there any risk in this procedure?

Does doing a b/l barrage around the areas of lattice degeneration greatly reduce the risk of retinal detachment? Are there any risk in this procedure?

It depends: Laser barrage can protect you from a retinal detachment from lattice if there are high risk findings associated like retinal tears along the edge of the lattice, history of retinal detachment in the opposite eye, marked traction/elevation along the lattice, etc. Many have no problems at all from lattice and do not require treatment. ...Read more

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Can the degree of nearsightedness affect the size of the iris?

Can the degree of nearsightedness affect the size of the iris?

Nearsighted: No-- although nearsighted eyes are usually longer in front to back dimension. ...Read more

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Can refractive errors of the eye affect the offspring?

Can refractive errors of the eye affect the offspring?

Yes: Many eye conditions have a hereditary component. Certain refractive erros do as well (it also depends on many other factors, such as how much near work or eye rubbing one does). ...Read more

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What are the risks of laser surgery to the eye?

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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How lattice degeneration affect the outcome of the lasik surgery?

How lattice degeneration affect the outcome of  the lasik surgery?

No effect: If you have lattice you can still get LASIK. The result is unrelated to the lattice and the LASIK will make no changes in the lattice. The outcome is entirely due to the measurements of the eye and the skill of the surgeon. ...Read more

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Can some of the iridotomy risks be predicted based on the eye tests pre surgery? Read about retinal detachment after the procedure in some cases.

Can some of the iridotomy risks be predicted based on the eye tests pre surgery? Read about retinal detachment after the procedure in some cases.

Very rare: Have not seen a retinal detachment after routine laser iridotomy. Was reported in the literature as a case report after super high energy used. Maybe could have had an unknown tear that led to the detachment. ...Read more

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Can uterus removal at the age of 45-50 leads to the development of arthritis? What can be the side effects of uterus removal?

Can uterus removal at the age of 45-50 leads to the development of arthritis? What can be the side effects of uterus removal?

No: There is @ my knowlage (sp) connection between the 2. If u have an uncomplicated hysterectomy and not removal of the ovaries there is no change or side effect. ...Read more

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What are the chances of success of laser surgery for vision correction?

What are the chances of success of laser surgery for vision correction?

Excellent: Candidates for laser vision correction have an excellent (90% or better) chance of success. It is one of the most successful surgeries invented by mankind. ...Read more

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Can alcohol affect the healing of surgery for detached retina?

Can alcohol affect the healing of surgery for detached retina?

Yes: Retinal detachment is a very serious condition and surgery to repair it requires that you take very good care of yourself while it heals. Both smoking and alcohol have been demonstrated to increase the risk for retinal damage in patients with other risk factors. I suggest you avoid both while recovering and until your retinal surgeon gives the OK. ...Read more

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Will having an epiretinal membrane affect the success of cataract surgery. ?

Will having an epiretinal membrane affect the success of cataract surgery. ?

No and yes: Cataract surgery can be expertly performed and executed when there is an epiretinal membrane present. However, the visual acuity following cataract surgery may be disappointing because the epiretinal membrane is causing the poor vision, and removing the cataract did not make much of a difference. ...Read more

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Do all myopics have standard measurement of thinner retina with each degree of higher myopia? Couldn't it be due to defects in anterior layers of eye?

Do all myopics have standard measurement of thinner retina with each degree of higher myopia? Couldn't it be due to defects in anterior layers of eye?

Different issue: Myopes have a combination of greater length of the eye from front to back and a lense that is higher power. All retinas except some pathologic retinas are the same thickness. A myopic eye focuses the light inside the eye in front of the retina as the focusing is too strong. A myopic corrective lens disperses the waves moving the focus backwards onto the retina. ...Read more

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Is the structural integrity of the cornea in any way compromised post-lasik when the patient years later requires cataract surgery?

Is the structural integrity of the cornea in any way compromised post-lasik when the patient years later requires cataract surgery?

No: As long as you have a baseline healthy cornea that can tolerate lasik, should not affect future cataract surgery. However lasik makes it more difficult to calculate corneal power when selecting a replacement lens. ...Read more

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Can laser eye surgery be used to correct or compensate for shortsightedness? What are some of the risks of laser eye surgery?

Can laser eye surgery be used to correct or compensate for shortsightedness? What are some of the risks of laser eye surgery?

LASIK: Lasik and prk work extremely well for the correction of myopia, astigmatism, and hyperopia. The technology and techniques have evolved and matured over the past 15 to 20 years. Although they are both extremely safe, as with any surgical procedure there are risks. It would be best to discuss these risks with your surgeon, depending on your particular situation and exact procedure. ...Read more

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How to decrease the size of boob at the age of 17?

How to decrease the size of boob at the age of 17?

Check: What things are going into your system for example marijuana, anabolic steroids or other pharmaceutical drugs (for example cimetidine and several psychiatric drugs) which have listed "Gynecomastia" as a side effect. Also, being overweight can be associated with differential fat deposition in the male breast. Sometimes no reason can be identified and it may go away after puberty. Plastic surgeons have the most surgical treatment options ...Read more

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Do the hard contact lenses affect the speed of the myopia?

Do the hard contact lenses affect the speed of the  myopia?

No effect: Well fitted contact lenses should be comfortable and the vision should be fine. This will not change the power of the eye nor the speed of the progression of the myopia if that is going to occur. ...Read more

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What surgery costs least to lessen the appearance of big schnoz?

What surgery costs least to lessen the appearance of big schnoz?

Depends: If you have a deviated nasal septum and associated symptoms, snoring, apnea related to septum, you might have medical reason to correct the septum. If it is cosmetic only, then check the websites of your local plastic and ENT surgeons, and ask the price. Many times the initial consult is free. Take a friend or family with you to the consult. Ask lots of questions, look at the photos. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

A condition that results in the clouding of the normally clear ...Read more