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Would An Eye Transplant Work For A Glaucoma Patient
In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more
Lubricating drops: Most eyes are very good at keeping themselves healthy. If you feel the need for tear supplement, lubricating or tear replacement drops are available over the counter in pharmacies. Drops are usually not necessary for most. ...Read more
Yes: Some caveats, glaucoma disease should already be controlled and not severe enough to have limited visual acuity. Once the cornea is thinned, then it is more difficult to estimate the true pressure inside the eye to monitor for disease progression. Also flap microkeratomes increase eye pressure temporarily while making the cut so intralase laser might be a better way to create the flap. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have 20/350 uncorrected distance vision that is correctable to 20/25 each eye. Need eye exam for rx. Is this a medical necessary exam for insurance?
No: The need for glasses is a refractive problem, and not considered a medical problem. Most insurances will not cover refraction. However, if you are not correctable to 20/20, it is more than likely that you eye md will find a medical condition to account for this. The exam can then be covered by the medical insurance (except for the refraction part). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes but you will need to be followed closely. Steroid eye drops are often used after lasik. Some people respond with increase in iop to these meds (usually transient). Finally, lasik will have no impact on glaucoma progression later in life, but it can cause eye pressure to register at a lower level (an artificial lowering). Again, close follow up will be needed with or without lasik. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A perimeter: Visual fields are mapped out using a device called a perimeter. Most are computer driven but a few a done manually. You will asked to fixate a target with an exposed eye (the other is covered) and identify the target spot somewhere in the dome of the machine. Multiple points are tested and recorded. This produces a MAP of retinal sensitivity, useful for analyzing the vision of your retina. ...Read more
Not appropriate: If you needed such a note to get reading glasses you can pick out by yourself at a kiosk,it would be fine. Having them covered by your HSA can be a hassle. Beyond that it would not be appropriate. Your doc would not have the proper equipment to properly assess your eyes for glasses. The state medical boards expect docs to practice within the areas they train and discipline those who don't ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
With 30 percent optic nerve damage should treatment be provided by a glaucoma specialist or is an ophthalmologist able to provide same treatment?
Depends: Different states have different laws regarding the time acceptance of an eyeglass prescription. Typical is two years. Some optometrists will try and get you in each year to find a small difference and then sell you a pair of eyeglasses. This is why it is recommended to get most eye examinations from a real doctor - an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Is it true that a person with -8.00 contact prescription would be a good enough candidate for lasik?
Possible: Patients with -8.00 can have laser vision correction surgery (lasik or prk can be done). However, it depends on other factors being normal as well, such as the thickness of your cornea, shape of your cornea. Consult an experience refractive surgeon for a consult to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Happens often: In the care of well trained physicians this is done all the time with success. People who suffer retinal detachments are seldom professional athletes at the peak of health.Management of complicated patients are what it takes them so long to train. ...Read more
Data is not yet in: Anti-oxidants and nitric oxide agents are being investigated for lowering the intra-ocular pressures in glaucoma. Although some studies have been promising, there are others that call the agents into question. Bottom line, definitive research has not been completed as of this date, 2017. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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