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Avatar m tn I will be having cataract surgery and have a choice of with or with-out laser-assisted surgery. Am I likely to have a better outcome using the laser? It will cost more. Thanks!
Avatar n tn the dr put her on topril with her other meds and said that by november if there is no improvement she could look into this new laser surgery. No one seems to know much about it. I am also a nurse and I have to unravel this puzzle but not sure where to start. any info would help.
Avatar f tn However, the clinic policy is that laser-assisted cataract surgery is mandatory with premium lenses and it isn't optional to have it done via the standard method. They only say "they want to provide the most accurate and best treatment possible". The cost ranges from $1495.00 per eye to $3295.00 per eye, depending on the lens is what they told me, and I don't even think that's including the lens and it's just for the cataract surgery itself.
177275 tn?1511758844 In an Editorial by Esteemed ophthalmologist Randy Olson MD University of Utah Dr. Olson concludes that additional benefit to standard cataract surgery is unproven with femtosecond laser technology. This is a quote from it: "So we have Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery, this new technology that has shown steady improvement and that many support.
1642011 tn?1305185979 I am planning for a surgery but I just wanted to know that whether it is safe to conduct this surgery in the peak summer season.
Avatar m tn Not sure if this is a eye question or neuro question, but my father had major bypass surgery 12 days ago and after the surgery woke up completely blind. He can see no light. The surgery lasted about 9 hours but the doctors here are stumped and have never had this happen before. They went back through the records and talked to the anestia and neurolist and the only thing they think he might have is ishmthic optic neaurpathy, and that we would just have to wait and see if his sight comes back.
Avatar n tn Your retina surgeon should examine your eye before the IOL surgery to see if any weak areas need laser or cryopexy and should also examin you about a week after each IOL surgery and a week after each eye has YAG capsulotomy. If you have YAG capsulotomy now it will raise the risk considerably of doing and IOL insertion later. I think you can be helped a great deal by following a plan like I've outlined.
136956 tn?1425609872 Surgery for Endometriosis I think before my surgery I felt I needed validation for my own mind as well as from my family that this pain was real. For some reason I knew I had Stage IV just by the symptoms I had. As the surgery approached, I had a consult with my surgeon. I was given the rundown of what to expect and what he was going to do. He told me he would remove all of the endo scar tissue and do a presacral neurectomy (remove the nerves that send pain messages to the brain).
Avatar f tn I had cataract surgery 6 weeks ago. I had a strong astigmatism and farsighted and the cataract in the one eye was causing difficulty with driving day and night...Otherwise my inside, and close up vision were fine with my trifocals. I had a Toric lens put in to correct the astigmatism. My post op vision was about 20/40 and seems to have gotten worse. I was told that the lens was in the proper place but had moved forward and thus the change from the initial vision improvement.
Avatar n tn //www.pulsus.com/Gastro/15_06/shaf_ed.htm Another article from the GI journal "Gut", comes to the same conclusion: "Stimulation tests with CCK to duplicate biliary pain have been used historically as a diagnostic evaluation. Such tests have low sensitivity and specificity in selecting patients with gall bladder dysfunction who respond to surgery." http://www.romecriteria.org/documents/GUTII/ibs998.
Avatar n tn I used the Castle-Connolly listings for ophthalmologists, and I narrowed my choices to those who specialized in both cataract surgery and laser vision correction. (You could pay $20 to get this info online or get it free from the "Best Doctors in Chicago" book available at most public libraries.) My surgeon only used Alcon IOLs, as do many surgeons in the Chicago area.
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).
233488 tn?1310696703 YAG laser vitreolysis, deep anterior vitrectomy combined with cataract surgery, and pars plana vitrectomy are available, they have been offered to patients with symptomatic floaters only rarely.1, 3, 6 Health-related quality of life is playing a vital role in every specialty of medicine because of the increasing importance of patient preferences and escalating healthcare costs.
Avatar n tn I had PRK 2 months ago on my right eye and my vision is no better than it was before surgery. After my surgery, my eye stayed swollen for about 3 weeks, and my eye pressure became very high. The doctor gave me eye drops to reduce the pressure and MURO eye drops to reduce the swelling and informed me that my eye was healing very slow. At my checkup yesterday, the swelling and pressure were both normal. However, my vision is still blurry.
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 m tn 7AM Tuesday March 2 Yesterday I had argon laser pupilloplasty to shift my pupil 1mm nasally. Procedure was ver quick -- about 2-3 minutes. My IOP was 25 afterwards, which did not seem to concern Dr. Benjamin because of my pigment disperson syndrome. No improvement to near/intermediate vision as yet, although distance vision seems a little better. I am disappointed, as I expected my near vision to be much improved almost immediately.
177275 tn?1511758844 There are some very dangerous to moderately complication prone cosmetic procedures that are advertised on the internet. Articles are have been published in major Ophthalmology journals world-wide reporting complications anywhere from failing to make the eye whiter, to surgery necessary to remove "bling" to loss of the eye. This is not cosmetic eye surgery to give the eyelids a more youthful appearance (blepharoplasty) or a rounder shape.
233488 tn?1310696703 There are some very dangerous to moderately complication prone cosmetic procedures that are advertised on the internet. Articles are have been published in major Ophthalmology journals world-wide reporting complications anywhere from failing to make the eye whiter, to surgery necessary to remove "bling" to loss of the eye. This is not cosmetic eye surgery to give the eyelids a more youthful appearance (blepharoplasty) or a rounder shape.
Avatar m tn I had a cataract in one eye only but I chose to have cataract surgery in both my eyes. My post-surgery distance vision in the eye without the cataract is at least as good as my best-correct vision was before surgery. I've never had a problem with my IOLs.
Avatar m tn Left eye is now about 4 months post-op. As I indicated in a previous journal entry, the IOL in my left eye is decentered slightly nasally, even after the argon laser pupilloplasty procedure that I had shortly after implantation.. My vision in left eye is not as good as my right, but my binocular vision is quite acceptable. Near vision is good as long as there is adequate light. Dim light, particularly incandescent light, makes reading difficult. Dr.
Avatar n tn I am 49 years old and had cataract surgery on my left eye 11 months ago. The lens used was a Acrysof IQ Intraocular lens. After the surgery I experienced flickering light resembling strobe lighting in my vision with this eye. I returned to by surgeon after 3 months and was was told this would subside in 6 to 12 months as my brain adjusts to the new lens. It has subsided a little but I continue to have problems under florescent lighting.
1328161 tn?1302443643 * surgery In some cases surgery may be used to remove cancerous tissue from the liver. However, the tumor must be small and confined. * radiation therapy Radiation therapy uses high-energy rays to kill or shrink cancer cells. * chemotherapy Chemotherapy uses anticancer drugs to kill cancer cells.
177275 tn?1511758844 YAG laser vitreolysis, deep anterior vitrectomy combined with cataract surgery, and pars plana vitrectomy are available, they have been offered to patients with symptomatic floaters only rarely.1, 3, 6 Health-related quality of life is playing a vital role in every specialty of medicine because of the increasing importance of patient preferences and escalating healthcare costs.
Avatar n tn His team has also had a lot of success with endoscopic and laser surgery. You can send all of your stuff to him for evaluation before having to make the trip. I've seen some spectacular cases he's operated on. One guy had no discs in his neck, just one long rod! You only have one neck and that connects to your back which makes up your whole spine..... make the right decision when it comes to who you let cut it open. Another great site is GPN, Global Patient Network.
Avatar f tn I was just reading a new article regarding mutlifocal lenses and they addressed the issue of laser cataract surgery and one commented on the issue of tearing the capsule. I don't know what other surgeons think regarding laser surgery for your type of cataract, but this surgeon's comment might seem to argue against it so your post came to mind: http://www.reviewofophthalmology.
Avatar n tn I will have cataract surgery in Dec and Jan. My surgeon wants to give me fixed focus IOLs for distance only in both eyes because I have too much astigmatism for any multifocus lens. During my cataract surgery, he will also correct my astigmatism with AK. My surgeon recommends against monocular vision because of depth perception issues. However, for many years, I very successfully had a distance contact lens in my dominant (right) eye and a reading contact lens in my left eye.
Avatar f tn Does your surgeon to excision surgery? This is very important because it is the only surgery that actually removes the endo and does not create a bunch of scar tissue. It is your best chance and being endo free and at conception. I was told I'd have surgery in August but just heard not until Oct.3 and I am devastated. I am 36 and this is my third surgery. I have stage 4 endo- I also just responded on your other thread. It's really important not to panic....You will have answers soon.
Avatar f tn At the ripe old (!) age of 65, I need cataract surgery. I need guidance on how to choose a lens. I did have Lasik surgery nearly 20 years ago, and, as a result, my opthamologist has recommended again multi-focal lenses. I also have rather severe astigmatism in my left eye.
422120 tn?1203210419 Yet, it never dawned on me that I would NOT see as well WITH GLASSES ON AFTER cataract surgery - then what I could see BEFORE SURGERY! Even the names... RESTORE and REZOOM were subtly implanted, (no pun intended!) in my mind. So, finally, here is my question... I wonder if anyone has ever been ALLERGIC to these, or any lens used?
233488 tn?1310696703 rounding the cornea at time of surgery with brand new (2013) femtosecond laser; post operatively using lasik surgery to remove residual astigmatism. 9. In cases where one eye has a cataract that is symptomatic and causing problems with important functions such as driving, reading, recognizing faces, glare avoidance, etc. but the other eye has no cataract or a cataract that is small and not troublesome in people with large refractive errors special attention needs to be made to choice of IOL.