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Avatar f tn See an Eye MD physician ophthalmologist that does refractive surgery. Also know that your children, grandchildren and nieces/nephews have a 20% chance of having amblyopia. They should all see an Eye MD (ideally a pediatric Eye MD) about age 2 and a half to three years of age. Amblyopia is very difficult to treat after age 5.
Avatar f tn On Friday, 6/26/09, I had laser surgery on my right eye to repair tears in my retina. Because of the location of the tears (apparently near a nerve that controls the pupil), he numbed my eye socket prior to the surgery. After he injected the numbing solution (not sure what), he pressed some gauze over my eye and pressed very hard and told me to hold it very firmly against my eye or I would end up with a black eye.
1957205 tn?1397174535 Does anybody had tummy tuck or laser for their extra skin & stretch marks? I need advice coz I'm planning to get one after this pregnancy...
Avatar m tn I recently had laser surgery for three retinal tears, then, three weeks later when I returned for a checkup, had more surgery when my opthamologist found a fourth tear. Both surgeries were quite painful and both were performed without any kind of anesthesia. Is this standard procedure? This discussion is related to Eyes: Laser correction for Retinal Tear - Post Op Limitiations.
Avatar f tn My doctors(i already went to 2 different ones) never explained much..bottom line i have a laser surgery treatment for.my genital warts (spread around the inner and outer labia between the vagina and anus and around the clitoris)..the outbreak took a week..it was horrifying..i just have no idea what to expect tomorrow..i honestly dont care about the pain i just want them gone..will they be gone?? Some r real small..and shouls i shave before? Will it scar? Will they come back?
Avatar f tn A YAG usually cannot fix a floater. You need to ask your surgeon about your floater and the residual cataract to make sure about your symptom. It may be due to the residual cataract. Dr. O.
Avatar f tn I'm having surgery on Dec 16. He said he'd go in with a laser and tru to remove the stones and some of the plaque in my left kidney. He's not doing the right one because the ct didn't show stones. Though the right kidney never stops hurting. I'm a bit frustrated about that. I asked him if the ct showed sponge kidneys and he said it was inconclusive but the treatment is the same. Relieve pain and then work metabolically reduce the number of stones i get.
Avatar f tn Interesting enough they found a giant cell lesion on my bladder flap which is carbon residue from my first surgery when laser was used. However laser had to be used for that area because excision couldn't. So there are side effects of the laser and yes Endometriosis will grow back but if you excise it all out the chances are a lot less and will not come back as severe.
Avatar f tn I'm glad someone else thinks the same thing I do! I'm confused as to why surgery is on the forefront of my doctors mind when we're not 100% on why I can't get preg. I really want to nail down WHY before jumping into surgery. Thank you for your comment! I appreciate it!
Avatar n tn My main problem now is that the neighboring disc is weak and I have herniations from a lifting accident in the thorasic part of the spine. All in all the surgery they do today (laser) has had the best results. Healing time 2 to 5 weeks. Little physical therapy afterwards. Good luck.
284078 tn?1282620298 I've seen several posts in recent weeks about desired monovision after cataract surgery. Since this is a subject near and dear to my heart that I deal with every day at the office, I wanted to give you some tips on how I deal with this very tricky situation. 1. Monovision is not for everyone, especially if you are into athletics or want clean crisp distance vision.
Avatar f tn Hi, I had fusion at C4/5, C6/7 in December, 2006 due to degenerative disk disease and severe cervical spinal stenosis. The neurosurgeon replaced my disks with cadaver bones and reinforced my neck with a metal plate and screws. Yes, it is scary surgery to contemplate, and I, too was terrified. But in my case, the surgery really wasn't as bad as I had imagined, partly because my surgeon was highly experienced and inspired complete trust.
Avatar f tn There are very few doctors who do this sort of relief surgery for failed fusions, most of them are in Europe. The physician who does my surgeries is very good at what he does and has 14 patents on procedural equipment. He hates fusions and calls them a barbaric practice in butchery. I am inclined to agree with him. His name is Alfredo Bonati and his website is bonati.com.
Avatar n tn On 27 April 2010, had cataract surgery on the left eye, and used the ReStor len. The reason for using the ReStor len was to have normal vision without glasses when reading at close and medium distance, since I spend from six to seven hours daily on my computer. The next day at the post ops visit, it appeared that I had noticeable swelling in the left eye but the doctor said this was normal for some people. It felt as if I had a vasoline or cream film on my left eye.
Avatar f tn GIVE ME A BREAK. GLASSES HURT. LENS DID HURT. WANTED 4000 DOLLARS FOR THE BETTER LENS. THIS ENTIRE SURGERY MY FIRST CUT MAY I SAY HAS BEEN TORTURE, PARTICULARY LOST MY HUSBAND A YEAR AGO. SO NO ONE TO SPEAK WITH ME, OR HELP.; GLAUCOMA EARLIER YEARS, JUST SO DISGUSTED AND SCARED. I LIVE ALONE NOW AND CERTAINLY CANNOT LOSE MY SIGHT.
Avatar n tn I was asleep with mine. It must really hurt. The laser treatment will make removal of the Restor difficult. I just want the double vision to go away.
Avatar m tn Also, consider seeing a nutritionist, or a nutrition-oriented MD, regular MD's won't go in this direction - they do band-aids without getting to the bottom of things, paying attention to nutrition intake gets to the root cause. Repair what is there and you can not only avoid surgery (no matter how bad it feels, it is SO worth trying) PLUS you will prevent it from ever happening to you again. (AMEN).
Avatar n tn he immeidately did laser surgery. 118 zaps with the laser. I'm off on medical again until Monday. UGHHHHHH so frustrating. The gas bubble is black when it was impeding my vision, not white. My vision is slowly returning but after yesterday's incident my vision is blockied by the dark shadow of blood. The gas bubble is tiny and bounces around like "follow the bouncing ball" in a sing along video. so annoying...... If God is teaching me patience, it's not working very well!
233488 tn?1310696703 Quite some time back a survey was taken of retina surgeons about letting their patients return to full activities after retinal detachment surgery (much more extensive than what your husband had). Almost all retina surgeons allowed full activity after a variable period of time (with the more extensive surgery generally several months).
Avatar n tn I had the endoscopic Surgery L4-L5 just over a year ago... I still have the burning that has never left...what would cause that ...I thought it would leave after surgery I was also told that they had to Laser 3-3/4 inch tears in that disc is that unusual? Is there something to get rid of the burning besides meds...which nothing has worked for me.... I have heard that they can burn the nerve...is that a good solution and is it temporary or permanent... Please help I am in a lot of pain....
Avatar n tn 4 months later i went to a second surgeon that did the laser surgery for hemorroids, he did do the surgery , but left me with a deformed but and horrific one... just so my hemorroids would come back, wich i found out 6 years later that i had rectocele what caused my hemorrids to be cronic.. so I just had the Recotcele surgery 4 weeks ago and now I ask my other doctor to remove the skin tags...
471354 tn?1221065794 [eventually 1995 Spinal Unit did reconstructive CT, showed fusion failure, marked opacity, upper screws out - surgery at time too risky. Monthly XRay 18mo assessment - then upper screw seen as migrated & embedding at angle into C2, followup showed C2-C6 gradual self fusion but still with slip C3 on C4, and some opacity, further bone loss & disc]. Later reviews [2 professors] too risky to intervene.
Avatar f tn It has been suggested by a retinal doctor that along with the Large PVD caused by cataract surgery, and my ongoing symptoms of seeing worse for the past year since Cataract surgery that there could be an error in the IOL used or IOL was labled wrong, etc. etc. How does one tell if this is the case? My C. doctor would not acknowledge any of my post op symptoms and said he never makes errors. He refused to take the lens out and told me to find someone else. (8 months ago).
Avatar n tn Yes - I'm curious what type of surgery you had too. I heard that having laser surgery is a lot easier to recover from than regular surgery. My main concern in doing that is because the gastro doctor said in my case it would be considered cosmetic surgery at this point (doctor code for "not covered by insurance", how much does surgery like that cost if you don't mind me asking.
Avatar dr m tn if they have a deviated septum and if allergy treatment doesn’t work, then we can offer a septoplasty. There is also surgery to reduce the turbinates, which are these wing-like structures on the side of the nose that swell when you have a cold or allergy and there’s one other condition called nasal valve collapse that is frequently undiagnosed. This is a condition where the sidewall nostrils of your nose tend to collapse due to just natural weakening or due to previous surgery.
Avatar n tn My sister had a blown lumbar disc that disabled her, the surgery really helped. She's not into sports but does vigorous work. I think you may find alot of variation in results, maybe each person is different. I know one who had a fusion and has never been right since. Something I thought of reading this is an injection therapy called prolotherapy or something like that, think it is hyaluronic acid, not sure I recall the details exactly.
1262699 tn?1277858559 i have to get laprascopic surgery to get my iud removed because my doctor lost it. I already had an ultrasound and they said that i need the surgery. does it hurt at all, and how long is recovery afterwards, and when should i be able to get back to work. also when should i be able to get pregnant again?
Avatar n tn For most people it does, but there is a reason our surgeons make us sign all those papers before surgery releasing libility incase it does not. Thats one thing that frustrated me. My surgeon treating me that way (and it got worse) as if all surgerys are sucessfull and it was in my head. Well, I wanted to shove knives in his back and twist them for a few days and tell him "its not that bad". Then, I finally got another MRI 6 weeks post op. Guess what?
Avatar n tn Almost four months after surgery, I am still experiencing massive swelling and excruiating pain with inflammation. I was having a great recovery for the first ten days, then BAM! My leg, knee and ankle swelled to gigantic proportions. My doctor has said only that I have arthritis in my knee and I have to be patient. On at least three occasions, I have been in tears in his office and asking what to do about it. He still tells me be patient. This is surely not normal.