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Avatar m tn but starting 2 or 3 years ago i started noticing my eye started to turn inwards again!!! im in chicago now....and i really think i need a second surgery.....i went to a doctor here....when i google i can only find one doctor that has a clinic in western avenue or something....is he my only choice? i went to see him , he evaluated me and he said..."one possibility is that u can go blind during surgery or that u may end up the same way u were at the very beginning....
20833225 tn?1528138106 I had cataract surgery in both of my eyes in late March and early April this year. I have IOL most updated version lenses. I was fine after surgery, except my left eye seeing things with distorted horizontal lines and a curved surface. I have severe myopia and my eye MD who did cataract surgery for me told me I have a high risk of RD. I went to see RS right away. He did 360-degree binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy with scleral depression to access PVD.
Avatar n tn I keep trying to be optimistic and my surgeon is the only one in the area who takes Medicaid. (Although I paid cash $6000 for the original Crystalens surgery). I am constantly being told "he's so good. He's the best." by other people in the area, including several other doctors (my kids' pediatrician, etc.) But he's the "best" because he's the "only" surgeon in the area that does this type of surgery.
Avatar n tn Very well respected surgeon in downtown Chicago at well respected Chicago hospital. Surgery took 1.5 hours because the doctor told me that he wanted to take extra time to remove the posterior subcapsular cataract because the removal became a little complicated and he was practicing defensive medicine to ensure no problems. It is now 10/22/2007, my eye is somewhat swollen in the back. The vision is very colorful.
Avatar n tn Since you are in the Chicago area, do you mind telling me where you had your surgery done? I am sill looking for a surgeon preferably one that does both Restor/Rezoom.
Avatar n tn but starting 2 or 3 years ago i started noticing my eye started to turn inwards again!!! im in chicago now....and i really think i need a second surgery.....i went to a doctor here....when i google i can only find one doctor that has a clinic in western avenue or something....is he my only choice? i went to see him , he evaluated me and he said..."one possibility is that u can go blind during surgery or that u may end up the same way u were at the very beginning....
Avatar n tn Steve Charles of Memphis told me that my original surgeon had left pieces of epiretinal membrane in my macular periphery. Following surgery last year to remove the remaining ERM, my image size disparity has been reduced by about 50%. This might be all the improvement I'll get; the long delay between my surgeries may have resulted in some irreversible macular damage. My first suggestion to you is to verify by Spectralis OCT that there is not still ERM in your eye.
233488 tn?1310696703 Almost all retina surgeons allowed full activity after a variable period of time (with the more extensive surgery generally several months). In my practice I tell patients with retinal tears, retinal detachment, high myopia or other risk factors for retinal detachment to avoid amusement park rides (roller coasters and other thrill rides, bumper cars, etc.), boxing, yoga movements where they stand on their heads, gravity boots, and activities that jerk the head violently back and fourth.
Avatar dr m tn Obviously, this was a cure in 100% of the cases but not very socially acceptable for obvious reasons. The key to success in sleep apnea surgery is in choosing the right type of patients to offer this surgery to. If you are severely overweight, these operations will not work as well. If you have any other major medical problems, such as heart disease, then you’re at a higher risk for complications.
Avatar n tn you think you have it bad, I have buldging disc's in my NECK. Yep, from gardening last summer.....it started with a pinched nerve then I found out it was 3 buldging disc's in my neck. They are the "C" disc's. It is now winter here in Chicago and I'm not able to help my husband shovel the sidewalk....and that brings me to you.....I'm looking for answer's and hope from someone that surgery for buldging disc's works!! I am 56, love to work out and be outside.
Avatar n tn On the day of surgery I went to an out-patient surgery center. I was in and out in a matter of hours, they put me under anesthesia for the procedure and I didn't know anything. When I woke, I wasn't in pain because they had given me local medication in addition to the prescription pain med they gave me to take. I took that when I got home after the procedure and was very comfortable.
Avatar n tn I had spinal fusion on my L5 5 weeks ago, and i am now hurting now more then i ever did before surgery. My Doc said he had the surgery and was back to work in 2 weeks. At 2weeks for me i was hurting so bad i thought i had messed up my fusion. So i went to see my my doc and had an xray and was told it was fine. He gave me a RX and said it was my last one. So i have had nothing for pain since 3 weeks after surgery.
Avatar n tn I have worn contacts for 30 years multifocal in both eyes with wonderful success. Week before surgery had retinal laser surgery for a tear in left eye. Have a bit of a macular wrinkle in left eye. My presenting complaints are imbalanced feeling in my head. I have tried to neuroadapt. I feel imbalanced, dizzy and somewhat disoriented all the time. Doctors have tried every kind of contact and glasses and i still feel sick and off-balance. My current pair are toric multifocals.
Avatar n tn I live in DC. Both Neuro and spine surgeons recommeded Cervical disc surgery. So I might have the surgery in about a month or two. Someone, please let me know the longterm impact of the surgery. Please post any more info, I may need to know.
Avatar m tn You need to have surgery. I have had macular pucker surgery (in addition to other surgery starting with a retinal detachment) for a vision of 20/200 My vision has recovered to about 20/20 with some distortion. 20/200 is legally blind. Get this eye fixed. I have seen patient who have not a surgery in one eye for a correctable problem and years later they develop a problem in the one remaining eye that can not be fixed. At the time is was too late to fix the problem in the first eye. Dr.
Avatar f tn I need another opinion from a retina physician that specializations in this surgery. Can you recommend one in the Chicago area? I know from reading on line there is an excellent clinic in Memphis, but I'm wondering if there is a clinic here that specializes in mp.
Avatar f tn Picking them out has left scarring on my face so I do not condone it however I can't hold it against anyone bc you feel it/them and it doesn't heal right away or feel better until you pick it out. So just exercise excellent hygiene in your personal surgery as to not worsen the situation. You are essentially removing the inner workings of the pore... The follicle wall... The sebaceous gland. Sometimes it grows back some times it doesn't.
Avatar m tn (I anticipated a ReStor success story.) Fortunately, I live in Chicago, so there is no chance I'll ever end up in your surgeon's office (in Seattle). The two forums on this site contain a wealth of information about ReStor lenses. There have been several posts during recent months from unhappy ReStor patients who had their IOLs explanted and replaced. This may be a good option for you, too.
Avatar n tn Prior to having the laser treatments done, I used to use a compound cream prescribed the doctors in Chicago of hydrocortisone, salicylic, menthol, and phenol. Now, I sometimes use hydrocortisone cream.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with Endometriosis in July 2013. I had surgery to remove the endo in August 2013. I went on birth control after the surgery to help with the pain from the endo. The pills were not working at all so I went to my gyno and told him that the pain was not getting any better. He told me that he was going to try the Depo Provera shot, because that would be a more effective pain reducer and would help the endo from not coming back.
Avatar n tn I don't know what the doctor here would have to say abou this, however. Another treatment is laser vitreolysis. In this procedure a YAG laser is focused onto the floater and in a quick burst vaporizes the structure into a less dense and not as noticeable consistency. Great success of this method has been reported by John R. Karickhoff, M.D., who has also published a first book on the subject "Laser Treatment of Eye Floaters", Washington Medical Publishing (C) 2007.
Avatar n tn I am a 74 year old, one-eyed patient and have a thick, puckered membrane and 20/60 vision currently. I had a rapid drop in vision from 20/25 to 20/40 to 20/60 within 2 months. I had laser surgery to correct cataract and glaucoma about 3 years ago. I then developed pvd about a year ago. I have been told I am a candidate for a membrane peel and am naturally concerned about the after effects on patients. I need help assessing the risk/reward to the vision of my one eye.
Avatar m tn the surgery light was left in one spot inside my eye during the laser machine breakdown in the middle of surgery. If you think this sounds like a "mess", well I have to agree. I tried to take my mind off of everything for the 3 months between appointments, but this huge decline spurred me into more research. I just want a clear understanding of what is going on here.
Avatar m tn November of 2018 I had a retinal tear repaired in the other eye with laser. Cataract surgery was done on the RD eye in January 2019. All successful procedures. I have the same type of "thing" going on that you do. Sometimes I'll see a thin strip of a strobe like light on the eye that had the tear. At night I'm convinced I'm missing just a tad bit of vision around that same spot. Just a thin line of darkness that's hardly noticeable any other time.
Avatar n tn I have had some of my ilven removed by a pulsed CO2 laser tx by a dermatologist in Chicago, IL - Dr. Jerome Garden and by a Doctor in Austin TX- Dr. William Ramsdell. I still have some left but some areas I can easily say are 90% better. It does take several tx but there is hope. I hope this helps.
Avatar n tn You might see an ophthalmologist that specializes in cataract surgery complications. In some instances the IOL is explanted and a type less prone to edge/glare problems put in (IOL exchange) While there are several such groups in Chicago, one that I am familiar with is Manus Kraff MD and the Kraff Eye Institute. Dr. Manus Kraff MD is a previous president of the American Society of Catract and Refractive Surgery.
Avatar n tn Last week was a guy who is bringing Christian radio to Russia and the whole eastern bloc. Fascinating guy. And he went to college in my old neighborhood back in Chicago where I grew up, and he actually knew many of my high school friends who attended that college. This week was a guy who is a missionary from Colombia who spent 15 years there and is now working in Spain. Again, fascinating.
1408746 tn?1283678948 I just recently had a major surgery for something called Nutcracker Syndrome. This Syndrome results most commonly from the compression of the left renal vein between the abdominal aorta (AA) and superior mesenteric artery (SMA), although other variants exist.[1][2] The name derives from the fact that, in the sagittal view, the SMA and AA (with some imagination) appear to be a nutcracker crushing a nut (the renal vein).
Avatar n tn SURGEON (RATED X-TREMELY HIGH)SAID IT WAS CYST (BROKEN SKIN, HAIR WENT INSIDE) AND DID HIS BEST TO MINIMIZE SCAR (1INCH IN A VERTICAL FURROW NEXT TO BROW) GREW BACK QUICKLY-REMOVED 3 TIMES SINCE WITH 1 OTHER SURGERY TO FIX SCAR-HE SWORE IT WAS GONE THIS LAST TIME AS WAS MORE AGGRESIVE IN REMOVING TISSUE-GREW BACK IN 2 MONTHS-SOUGHT 2ND OPINION FROM THE "BEST" DERM'P.SURGEON YESTERDAY-SCARED HELL OUT OF ME.