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Xen Gel Implant Glaucoma
Implant tooth pain. Dr gave 300mg of vicodin es 7.5 to take for two days. However I also have glaucoma and forgot ask if ok to take.
Would using 1 drop 2x daily for 2 weeks lotemax (loteprednol) gel 0.5 % causes any side effect or risk to eyes such cataract or glaucoma?
Prob not: That dose for that period of time will likely not have adverse side effects. ...Read more
Double and blurry vision in left eye after glaucoma trab surgery with express shunt implant in right eye, what to do?
Immediately after: surgery, it is normal to have some blurry vision. The swelling initially will change the way your eye muscles function and cause you to have some double vision. These should improve over time. Continue follow up with your eye surgeon as trab surgery is "high maintenance" surgery and requires some constant TLC. Good luck. ...Read more
Materials: Saline implants are bags of saline, which has a certain feel and movement to it. Silicone gel implants are bags of silicone gel. Different feel and movement. Fill a balloon with water and fill another with jello and let set in fridge. Squeeze them and poke them with your finger to feel the difference. Silicone would be somewhat firmer than the jello, but same idea. Read up on them. Good Luck. ...Read more
Double mastectomy with "gummy bear implants" gel filled implants but muscle still tightens up, should I be concerned?
Speak: To your surgeon, you will get the best remedy ...Read more
3 times this year (3 mo. Apart) one boob got twice the size for weeks. Did mri: fluid around textured gel implant, no rupture. After a few weeks, it shrunk back, but it keeps happening. Docs =no clue!
Get it checked!:
Late fluid collections around breast implants need to be investigated thoroughly. Although extremely rare, lymphomas (alcl) have been reported to present in this manner. See a board certified plastic surgeon and don't let him/her blow you off.
Good luck! ...Read more
One boob got much larger 3 mo. Ago 4 no reason. I did mri: fluid around textured gel implant, but no rupture. After a few weeks, it shrunk back, but it just happened again and this time it feels hard!
Penile implant 10/30: penis still painfull, glans ultra sensitive, pain meds don't work. Can desensitizing gel be used on penis to dull pain? 20% benz
I have breast implants (silicone gel) for 10 years now and I feel something similar to air bubbles on both my breasts. Is there something to worry about?
Sometimes: This is not likely due to air bubbles, but may be a sign that the pocket around the implants is tightening. It may be something that can be safely ignored, but if it is bothering you, it can be fixed. If it is something to worry about, it can be brought to a quick resolution with a quick check-up with your plastic surgeon, or any board certified plastic surgeon in your area. ...Read more
Any doctor experienced in removing silicone breast injections in dallas, texas? I am seeking a bilateral mastectomy with cohesive gel implants.
Options: I refer patients to dr. Scott kasden in southlake for this kind of plastic surgery treatment. He is excellent. ...Read more
I had gel breast implants (under muscle) in 2009, 1 is now noticeably smaller. Could this be a rupture? Is an MRI scan the only way to be sure?
The MRI is the gold standard for evaluating gel breast implants for a possible rupture but are expensive and may not be covered by insurance. A less expensive way which might give the information would be an ultrasound.
In any case you should see a board certified plastic surgeon to have this evaluated.
Also, are you up to date on your mammograms? ...Read more
Textured vs smooth silicone gel implants I have small breasts, size aa, and do not have too much breast tissue, my plastic surgeon recommended I use textured because I will getting my implants done abroad in s. Korea and will not have time to receive mass
Controversial: Textured implants are popular in europe but not widely used in the usa except for anatomic or cohesive gel shaped implants. They act like velcro and maintain the position of the implant and are associated with a lower risk of capsular contracture. However there may be concerns with traction rippling and in very thin patients, textured implants tend to be more palpable. ...Read more
I have a rash under my left eye possibly from a new eye drop for my glacoma. Am having a lens implant in 3 days can I proceed?
Talk to your Eye MD: If you have started a new medication, a rash under the eye is indeed a common sign of allergy, either to the medication itself or a preservative. You don't want to go into a surgical procedure with an inflammed eye, so you probably will need to switch drops before the procedure, and possibly get checked to r/o infection. I would call the on-call doctor in the group about this. ...Read more
It can: There are 2 main types of glaucoma, closed-angle (acute) and open-angle (chronic). Acute glaucoma is less common, but can present with sudden eye pain due to an increase in intraocular pressure. Chronic glaucoma commonly does not present with eye pain as the process of the disease is more gradual. Be sure to see your doctor if you are experiencing any eye symptoms or are concerned about glaucoma. ...Read more
Drops/Lasers/Surgery: Depending on the type and severity of glaucoma that you have, the options for treatment include different eye drops, laser treatments and surgical options. The goal of all treatment modalities is to lower the eye pressure. Speak with your eye doctor to determine which treatment option is best for you. ...Read more
Eye exam plus: A comprehensive eye exam including a history of systemic & ocular problems, family history, & type of present medications. Intraocular pressure is measured. Dilation of the pupils is performed to evaluate the optic nerve, retina & blood vessels. Corneal pachymetry, optical coherence tomography, & visual field testing are performed as necessary. The data gathered is analyzed; diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
Multiple tests…: Are requested for a glaucoma patient. After checking the patient's vision, The eye pressure should be taken, and refraction to fully correct for glasses. There is a measurement of the thickness of the cornea in addition to a visual field test and possibly a scan of the retinal nerve fiber layer of the back of the eye. A picture of the optic nerve also helps. ...Read more
Optic nerve disease: Glaucoma as defined by The American Academy of Ophthalmology is “a group of diseases with certain features including an intraocular pressure that is too high for the continued health of the eye.” It is very serious and is often free of symptoms until late in the disease. There tends to be a familial tendency and is more common in African Americans & the elderly. ...Read more
Be careful: There are 2 types of glaucoma: open aangle and narrow (closed) angle. Narrow angle is less common and is caused by the iris (color of the eye) blocking the eye's natural drain. Certain medications can force the iris to further block the drain, increasing eye pressure and worsening the glaucoma. For this reason, it is vital that you tell your eye doctor all the medications/drugs that you take. ...Read more
Often symptomless: A comprehensive eye examination including a dilated funduscopic examination is essential to diagnosing glaucoma. Additional testing thereafter, if indicated, would also be performed. Many people diagnosed with glaucoma have no symptoms. A positive family history, traumatic eye injury, steroid medication use, inflammatory eye disease, congenital abnormalities, aging are among some instigators. ...Read more
Lower eye pressure: Normal tension glaucoma exists when the pressure in the eye, despite being what we call normal, causes changes that mimic ordinary glaucoma damage. Treatment is with drops and surgery to get the pressure even lower. The goal is the same, to get the pressure lower to a level that allows the eye to function but causes no pressure damage. It is not very common. ...Read more