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Avatar n tn Can someone who has had laser cataract surgery with the use of the femtosecond laser please describe their experience and the long term results of that procedure. Thank you.
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 i'm much older than most people posting here, and I'm fraid of laser for my left cataract....the one dr I went to uses two rooms, which I'm not crazy about/moving around during the procedure....and he is way more $$.....my other Dr is still not using laser for cataracts...
Avatar m tn Laser Eye Surgery Clinic Reviews 2. Laser Eye Surgery Costs 3. Pros and Cons of Laser Eye Surgery 4. Technology Advances with Laser Eye Surgery 5. Where will Laser Eye Surgery be taking us in the future? Official Wikipedia page on laser eye surgery i thought i would start with this as they are a major authority on the internet. Here is a page on Eye surgery http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_surgery one on Lasik http://en.wikipedia.
Avatar m tn Frequently, it is performed with coronary artery bypass surgery, but occasionally it is performed independently. Laser angio is done with the CO 2 Heart Laser that uses a computer to direct laser beams to the appropriate area of the heart in between heartbeats, when the ventricle is filled with blood and the heart is relatively still. This helps to prevent electrical disturbances in the heart.
Avatar f tn Laser surgery always (or at least almost always) costs extra out of pocket. If nothing else there are usually (perhaps always) "click" fees surgeons need to pay to the vendor for each use of the laser which they are rationally going to pass on to the patient.
Avatar n tn within the last month my pores have become very large. I am scheduled to have laser surgery for the blood vessels and redness on my face on Jan. 4, 2006 I have been doing some research and I am a bit overwhelmed and confused and don't know which direction to go in. My doctor uses the Photogenica V-star pulse dye laser.. but I have been reading up on IPL treatment. Can you please tell me what the differnce is between pulse dye lasers and Intense pulse light (IPL)?????
Avatar n tn She found a doctor in ny that uses laser for surgical treatment of breast cancer, DCIS, microcalcifications etc. He uses laser for procedures such as lumpectomy, mastectomy, etc. She is considering using this doctor but she is concerned about why more doctors don't use laser. Does anyone have information on why laser is not more commonly used?
Avatar n tn http://www.about-eyes.com/laser-assisted-cataract-surgery-and-risk-of-macular-swelling/ "Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery and Risk of Macular Swelling" His skepticism matches the reports I've seen of large scale studies over the last year or so indicating that laser cataract surgery so far merely has been shown to have different complications than non-laser surgery overall (which are rare in both types), and hasn't proven its benefits overall yet for most patients.
Avatar n tn 03 Dear Sue There is a surgical procedure called TMR which uses laser energy to try to create new blood vessels in very diseased hearts. In addition, there is a newer version of that procedure that uses catheters to deliver the laser energy, avoiding the need for surgery altogether - this is still experimental. If your brother is interested in seeing if he is eligible for this trial he can call the number below and make an appointment with either Dr. Ellis or Dr. Whitlow.
Avatar n tn 03 Dear Sue There is a surgical procedure called TMR which uses laser energy to try to create new blood vessels in very diseased hearts. In addition, there is a newer version of that procedure that uses catheters to deliver the laser energy, avoiding the need for surgery altogether - this is still experimental. If your brother is interested in seeing if he is eligible for this trial he can call the number below and make an appointment with either Dr. Ellis or Dr. Whitlow.
Avatar n tn In addition, there is a newer version of that procedure that uses catheters to deliver the laser energy, avoiding the need for surgery altogether - this is still experimental. If your brother is interested in seeing if he is eligible for this trial he can call the number below and make an appointment with either Dr. Ellis or Dr. Whitlow. I hope this has been useful. I wish you the best of luck. Feel free to write back.
Avatar n tn Why doctor uses YAG laser, is this mean that they made a mistake in which they had left some of the membrane or something else. My doctor used with me YAG after the 3 months of the cataract surgery. He also used large incisions, which not supposed; when I asked him about that; he told me because I have high astigmatism …..I s this True?
Avatar n tn Talked to couple of MDs and got different opinions ranging from wait and watch, get get minus lenses on the affected eye to mix of restor and rezoom lenses ( meaning clear lense surgery in one eye). Any suggestions?
1932338 tn?1349223998 #1) I asked the Surgeon what happens if my fluid leaks thru the capsular sac during surgery and/or a rip and continuous leakage. Surgeon said it doesn't matter because the eye is enclosed and it won't go anywhere. Isn't there more to it than that?
Avatar f tn 5 diopters of astigmatism and you will need to deal with that by toric IOLs or cornea surgery laser or incisional. Use the search feature and read the many helpful posts by JodieJ on anisekonia from previous discussions.
Avatar f tn Cataract surgery, even successful small incision surgery increases the risk of retinal detachment from about 1 in 3,000 to 5,000 to about one in 500 to one in 1000. So yes the risk is small of an RD but much higher after cataract surgery. You will have to accept some risk to have cataracts removed and this is one of them.
Avatar n tn Hello, I am new to this community and I have may post-surgery issues and would love to solicit the advice of members of this community, particulary JodieJ, as I have been very impressed with your knowledge, advice, and very generous giving of time to help others in this eye care community. Here's my history - I have always been extremely myopic (about -12) in boths eyes and recently sustained a detachment in my left eye as a part of the PVD event. I'm a 50 year old female.
Avatar f tn I currently am on Brevinor which contains 1mg of Norethisterone and 35ug of Ethinyloestradiol (apparently this is the highest dose of hormones to stop breakthrough bleeding) I live in New Zealand so I've never heard of those pills you are on before. After I have had the surgery my g.p has recommended an IUD called Mirena it's kind of newish here in N.Z and used for women who have heavy periods, breakthrough bleeding etc.
Avatar n tn I'm assuming you have has cornea laser surgery (intracorneal lasik or surface lasik (PRK) This does not make the cataract surgery more difficult only makes the calculations of what IOL to put in your eye more difficult with a wider standard deviation than regular corneas that have not had surgery. This is more important with multifocal/accommodating IOLs than monofocal IOLs. There is no best IOL and no choice that is best for everyone.
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.
Avatar m tn Since I haven't had to deal with this, I don't know if modern scanning techniques that map the cornea may assess differences in refractive error in the periphery and if any sort of customized laser surgery might then correct the difference, I don't know how large the area they correct on the eye is.
4486970 tn?1355332584 6 to 0.8 (pre-surgery at 0.6) • Myopia from -9.75D to -10.25D (pre-surgery at -9.75D) • Central retinal thickness from 390 micro-m to 377 micro-m (pre-surgery at 407 micro-m) Light sensitivity has shown improvement as shown on visual field tests although it is certainly not as good as my right eye. I tested myself using a contrast sensitivity test I found on the web and there is a difference of 2 levels (13 in the right vs 11 in the left).
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 n tn hello there my mom had cataract surgery in both eyes about a half year ago. she is 60 years old. ever since the surgery, she has had numerous problems and i really would appreciate someone's help in figuring out a solution to the problem as she is suffering quite a bit on a daily basis.
Avatar f tn There were two choices presented to me regarding cataract surgery and am not sure which to choose. Either traditional or laser. It seems laser is more precise and less cutting but the surgeon felt that with my strong nearsighted eyes, traditional would be better. Any thoughts on this? What else should I be asking the surgeon, and what else do I need to know or ask? I am hoping to get another doctor to evaluate my eyes before doing anything.
Avatar n tn I had my second cataract surgery 6 days ago. The first surgery went fine. Immediately after the second surgery, my eye was very crossed. The surgeon used a "block", which I guess is called a retrobulbar block. Now my eye is straigtened, but I'm continuing to have double vision -- the eye is not completely back in place. I'm patching the good eye in order to strengthen the other eye. The doctor said it was a result of the block.
Avatar n tn Targeting areas of ischemia previously identified by stress imaging studies, a surgeon uses a high-frequency laser to open tiny holes in the myocardial tissue to bring blood in from the left ventricular cavity to the heart muscle. Normally, blood flows in the coronary arteries which lie on the outside surface of the heart and percolates from the "outside in" to the heart muscle.
Avatar m tn I hate to tell you but a permanently dilated pupil is not at all uncommon after retina/vitreous surgery especially if a scleral buckle was applied. The pupil may react but be larger than the fellow unoperated eye or it may be 'blown" and not constrict at all. Alphagan is often prescribed for lasik patients that have problems with pupils dilated at night but not likely to help your problem at all. Generally you have to wait about 3 months to know if its permanent.
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).