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Will Laser Eye Surgery Increase The Likelihood Of The Development Of Cataracts
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nearsighted: No-- although nearsighted eyes are usually longer in front to back dimension. ...Read more
Why the risk of brain edema increase as the duration of the operation increase on an open skull surgery?
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 uterus removal at the age of 45-50 leads to the development of arthritis? What can be the side effects of uterus removal?
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Is the structural integrity of the cornea in any way compromised post-lasik when the patient years later requires cataract 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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