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.
Under anesthesia. Usually the eye surgeons that would work on a baby have done special training that includes the work involved.They would enlist the aid of anesthesiologists that get the baby under and still, so the delicate work can proceed safely.

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How Will Doctors Do The Eye Surgery?

Depends. Ophthalmologists do eye surgery (not optometrists) with care and skill. The exact procedure depends on the reason for the surgery: cosmetic, pathology, diagnostic, etc. Read more...

Doctors, what are the options for eye surgery for farsightedness?

Choices. Lasik can be used to correct low to moderate hyperopia (farsightedness) but it's use is far more limited than it is for myopia (nearsightedness). Refractive lens exchange is another option, particularly with a multifocal lens implant. There are various non-lasik laser treatments of the cornea that have had various success with hyperopia over the years but they are not commonly performed. Read more...

Doctors, what are the pros and cons of lasik eye surgery?

Risk/benefit. The obvious pro is the reduced dependence on glasses or contact lenses. The risks, while small, can include glare and halo around lights at night, dry eyes, and of course the cost. It's a safe surgery but problems and complications can arise, discuss the details with your ophthalmologist and he can be more specific to your prescription and eyes. Read more...

Do doctors recommend lasik eye surgery?

After an evaluation. with your eye doctor, they will let you know if you qualify. Important factors are a stable prescription, a thick enough cornea to treat, and no existing eye diseases. The goal is ensure safety and satisfaction after the surgery. Good luck. Read more...

Should I talk to my doctor about getting cosmetic eye surgery to move my eyes in closer they have a lot of space between them?

Your choice. . Possible, but not likely. This involves craniofacial surgery and bone removal. It is usually not done for cosmetic purposes as risks are greater. But you can always see the surgeon about it to discuss the particulars. . Read more...

My sister in law had a cornea eye surgery it's been a week and the doctor told her not to sleep on the side of the eye that got the surgery?

Precaution. It takes a while for the cornea to develop proper strength. The sleeping suggestion is to avoid putting pressure on the eye until enough healing to be strong has taken place. Best to sleep on the back but she can sleep of the opposite side if that is comfortable. Read more...
Common protocol . By not resting the head on the side of eye surgery, you are protecting it against the undesirable pressure effect from the pillow against the closed eyelids. Usually, however, a plastic shield is affixed with tape over the eye prior to going to bed to protect it during sleep. This latter eye shield is usually all that is needed for protection and therefore, tends not to matter what side you sleep. Read more...

Would an eye surgery doctor know a lot about eye diseases or and eye doctor who specialize in eye diseases?

Opthamologists. For the most part both descriptions are of an opthamologist. Read more...
Both would know. An ophthalmology residency gives extensive training regarding both diseases and surgeries of the eye. Read more...

My eye doctor told me that you can only have laser eye surgery once. Is this true?

LASIK enhancement. No, that isn't true. Is this doctor an optometrist or an md/surgeon? You can potentially get an enhancement if needed later on. The eye would need to be well healed, the refraction stable, sufficient corneal bed remaining, and the rest of the exam otherwise normal and healthy. But it is expected that a few percent of patients may need an enhancement as they may heal too under/overcorrected. Read more...

I have chronic dry eye after having lasik eye surgery a year ago, my doctor says he can put plugs in. But should I ask first abot restacyst?

Sure. Punctual plugs, restasis, frequent artificial tear use, fish/flaxseed oil capsules, humidification of living environment air, spectacles with a wrap are among the usual treatment options for dry eye sufferers. Hopefully you and your eye md will be able to determine what will work best for your needs. Read more...
Yes. If you have not tried treatment with restasis, you should. Keep using artificial tears plus the restais. Plugs can also help if necessary. Read more...
Yes. You may want to try a six month course of restasis. Regeneration of corneal nerves cut during the lasik procedure may regenerate to the point that your reflex tearing may return to normal. If your symptoms recur after stoping restasis, plugs are probably indicated. Read more...