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How long is recovery from eyelid cryotherapy?
 
I’m 64 years old. Can I get LASIK?
 
Can I have cataract surgery without lidocaine?
 
Can microcornea be treated?
 
Is blade-free LASIK more beneficial (clinically or otherwise) than the traditional flap procedure?
 
Will insurance pay for eyelid surgery if it is affecting your vision?
 
What might happen if I delay getting a corneal transplant for a corneal opacity?
 
How soon can I wax my eyebrows after retinal surgery?
 
Is it possible to retain my monovision after cataract surgery?
 
What are the complications that can occur when cataracts are removed from an eye that has had a corneal transplant?
 
Is it normal to see things in the wrong size after cataract surgery?
 
Do ophthalmologists avoid cataract surgery on highly myopic patients?
 
Is it normal to feel lightheaded after cataract surgery?
 
Can I have laser surgery to remove cataracts if I have a lazy eye?
 
Should I get an eyelid surgery for my migraines?
 
How soon after cataract surgery can I wear my contacts?
 
How will getting a near-vision IOL implanted during cataract surgery affect my distance vision?
 
How will my prior LASIK procedure affect cataract surgery?
 
Is analysis by an Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA) machine necessary for cataract surgery after LASIK?
 
Can I have a lens implant if I have a brace following a detached retina?
 
When after cataract surgery can PCO be treated by YAG? And when can I swim again?
 
Can a person have cataract surgery if they are allergic to steroids?
 
Can a hemangioma near the eye be treated?
 
Can toric and regular lenses be mixed in cataract surgery?
 
I have had my cataract surgery. How long do I have to wait before I can use makeup on the face and eyes?
 
Is there any risk in waiting more than 6 months to have the second eye cataract surgery done?
 
After having vitrectomy surgery, can your eye still bleed inside or does this surgery prevent future bleeding?
 
Can dried blood be removed from the eye?
 
Is it normal to have floaters and flashes a day after torn retina laser treatment?
 
If my intraocular lens shifts eight years after my cataract surgery, can an adjustment be done by laser?
 
Can I still have cataract surgery if I have a sore throat, earache and sinus pressure?
 
Is it safe to do a laser or LASIK surgery if I have a scratched cornea?
 
How long after cataract surgery can scar tissue develop?
 
Can a toric lens implanted during cataract surgery overcorrect astigmatism and create a vision impairment?
 
Is laser cataract surgery recommended for patients who have had LASIK?
 
Will massaging the eyelid help a surgically dilated pupil contract after cataract surgery?
 
Can you have a cosmetic iris implant surgery if you have a detached retina?
 
I had radial keratotomy performed several years ago, can I get LASIK done now?
 
Should I have a cataract removed if I’m already blind in that eye?
 
Is laser peripheral iridotomy the best treatment for "narrow angle" glaucoma?
 
Should I have a laser peripheral iridotomy because I travel often?
 
Is it safe for me to have eyelid surgery if I have a macular pucker?
 
Can I wear my contacts after a vitrectomy gas bubble has gone away?
 
Can Verisys lens implants be left in place during cataract surgery?
 
Is it OK to place a multifocal IOL in one eye and a monofocal IOL in the other during cataract surgery?
 
What is a safe waiting period to have cataract surgery after a vitrectomy for a detached retina?
 
Should I avoid multifocal intraocular lenses if I’m at risk of AMD?
 
Is it safe to use an inversion table three years after LASIK surgery?
 
Is an Ocular Response Analyzer used to measure the size of an eye after the natural lens has been removed during surgery to choose the correct IOL?
 
After cataract surgery, my near vision is fine but my far vision is not as good as it used to be. Why?
 
Should cataract surgery be done if there is already vision loss from AMD?
 
Is it possible to have visible blood vessels in the white of the eye removed via laser surgery?
 
How long should one wait to fly after a partial corneal transplant?
 
Is there any type of surgery that can allow someone to close their eye and blink normally after a serious eye accident?
 
Will having cataract surgery reactivate my chorioretinal scars (damaged tissue in the back of the eye), which might lead to blindness?
 
Can cataract surgery be done to both eyes in one operation?
 
Can the new lens in my eye move after I have had cataract surgery?
 
Before having cataract surgery, can I get tested for sensitivity to the three lenses that are used in surgeries?
 
Is it safe to smoke marijuana before and after cataract surgery?
 
Are flashes of light in my vision a sign that my intraocular lens is failing?
 
After cataract surgery I have a feeling that there's "something in my eye." Could the intraocular lens be too large for my small eye?
 
Can I fly if my cornea is inflamed one week after cataract surgery?
 
How soon can I start bowling after cataract surgery?
 
How long will blurry vision and glare last after cataract surgery?
 
Prednisolone and PCO (secondary cataract); and Light Sensitivity and Multifocal IOLs
 
I have a rash on my body from one of the eye drops I am taking after cataract surgery. Is there something I can take to counterbalance the rash?
 
Once the IOL measurements are taken for cataract surgery, can I wear my contacts while waiting for the actual surgery?
 
Can I have an intraocular lens implanted years after childhood cataract surgery?
 
Why shouldn’t I have cataract surgery if I have drusen or macular degeneration?
 
Should I have cataract surgery or macular pucker surgery first?
 
What is a surgical clearance exam before cataract surgery?
 
Is cataract surgery done in a hospital?
 
What’s the recovery time for vitrectomy (a surgery that removes the vitreous gel inside of the eye)?
 
My contacts hurt after scleral buckle retina surgery. Is this normal?
 
How long does it take the eye to heal after removal of a nevus (a mole on the eye that is typically harmless) on the surface of the eye?
 
My vision after my vitrectomy isn't great—will it improve?
 
Can retinal detachment treatment and corrective eye surgery to treat nearsightedness or other refractive errors be done at the same time?
 
Will flying make the hole in my retina worse?
 
Besides the cost, what are the disadvantages of having cataract surgery to remove a cloudy lens when my vision hasn't worsened enough to warrant insurance paying for the surgery?
 
What are the main problems with having cataract surgery after previously having LASIK?
 
My husband obtained a lazy eye after an eye injury and multiple surgeries. Now our newborn was born with one and it’s the same eye. Is there a chance she inherited it from him even though he wasn't born with it?
 
How quickly does a YAG capsulotomy (a procedure to remove clouding after cataract surgery) improve vision?
 
Can I use post-cataract surgery drops that have been exposed to extreme heat?
 
Can a YAG capsulotomy be performed on both eyes on the same day?
 
How long will it take to adjust to monovision cataract surgery?
 
Can you safely have LASIK surgery in both eyes at the same time?
 
Can you have cataract surgery to remove a cloudy lens when you've already had detached retina surgery in the past for the same eye?
 
I have ocular rosacea (an inflammatory condition affecting the skin and eyes) and need cataract surgery to remove a cloudy lens. Are there more risks?
 
As far back as I can remember I have had raised yellowish bumps in the whites of both of my eyes. I was told it was called sailor's eye. Should I be worried?
 
After my surgery for pterygium, is it conceivable that it will grow back for the third time?
 
Do gas and oil bubbles used in vitrectomies vary in size?
 
One week after cataract surgery I have 20-30 vision. What is the possibility that it will improve further in time?
 
Can you have cataract surgery with a corneal abrasion (a scratch or scrape on the cornea)?
 
I recently had surgery for a cataract. What medicine can I safely use for seasonal allergy rhinitis (an irritation and inflammation that occurs inside the nose)?
 
My 13-year-old son recently underwent surgery for a detached retina. How long after surgery should we wait before letting him resume unrestricted sports activities?
 
Is it safe to get LASIK if you have large optic nerves on both sides? I have normal eye pressure.
 
Is it unusual for a surgeon to be able to perform both strabismus and ptosis surgeries?
 
Can any ophthalmologist perform surgery or is additional certification/training required?
 
Is there a reason eye specialists wait so long to do a cornea transplant in a person with Fuchs' disease (a condition that harms the inner layer of the cornea)?
 
Can I swim after my macular pucker and cataract surgery?
 
Will vomiting every three hours loosen my newly implanted intraocular lens?
 
Will cataract surgery now keep me from getting treatment for age-related macular degeneration in the future?
 
I'd like more information about spring surgery for eyelid problems.
 
I had cataract surgery today. Is it normal that everything looks pink out of that eye?
 
Can I have cataract surgery if I am allergic to mercury?
 
I am 64 years old. I have vitreomacular traction in my left eye, which has led to a macular hole. Will the new drug ocriplasmin help?
 
Is surgery to remove pterygia and pingueculae safe?
 
Do images look larger in an eye set for far vision than in an eye set for near vision?
 
Will cataract surgery affect my LASIK-corrected vision?
 
My sister, who has been told she will need cataract surgery, was informed that she would need an allergy test first. Is this a required test that can be conducted by an eye doctor?
 
How important is it if you've squinted during refraction/measurement tests in preparation for cataract surgery?
 
Will my mother's blood thinner medication affect her cataract surgery?
 
Before cataract surgery, is the measurement for the IOL taken with the current contact lens in place or is it removed before measurement?
 
For glaucoma treatment, why would "bleb" surgery be the first course for surgery over shunt surgery?
 
Is it common to feel dizzy and nauseous after cataract surgery?
 
I recently had the ReStor lens put in my left eye and even though my right eye still has a cataract, I can now see perfectly without glasses. Can I just have a regular lens put in the right eye instead of paying for a ReStor?
 
Can a fracture in my eye socket be fixed?
 
How unusual is it for recurrent corneal erosion (a condition that causes the cornea to wear away over time) to be caused, at least in part, by blepharitis (a condition that causes inflamed and irritated eyelids)?
 
Can you tell me if the success of monovision is dependent on correcting for distance in the dominant eye?
 
Is it OK to drive myself home following pterygium surgery (removing a growth of fleshy tissue on the white of the eye)?
 
Can you tell me more about anesthesia for cataract surgery?
 
I had cataract surgery in 1944 and no intraocular lens was put in my eye. Can I have a lens put in now?
 
What are the possible complications of eyelid surgery?
 
Will multifocal IOLs worsen my vertigo?
 
How soon after cataract surgery can the YAG laser procedure be done to remove PCO, or posterior capsule opacification?
 
Can retinal cysts be removed without removing the vitreous humor?
 
After cataract removal in one eye, would I be experiencing nausea and dizziness until the other one is done? Could both be done at the same time?
 
Can cataract surgery be done when the eye is being treated for iritis?
 
My 8-year-old’s eye rejected the intraocular lens (IOL) after cataract surgery and now she wears cataract glasses. Are there any cataract glasses that are thinner than the usual ones?
 
Will my grandson's drooping eyelid get better with time, or should we do something?
 
Is there any need for follow-up visits with my doctor one year after my cataract surgery?
 
Is there a home remedy for blocked tear duct?
 
Will cataract surgery disturb my blebs from my trabeculectomies?
 
If someone has an allergy to Betadine and is having cataract surgery, what is the recommended alternative?
 
What can I safely use to reduce redness and itching from allergies if I've had cataract surgery?
 
If a cataract is removed while you have Fuchs' dystrophy, will your Fuchs' get worse?
 
Can cataract surgery be done on a patient who has diabetes?
 
My cornea is too thin to perform LASIK. So is there a way to thicken the cornea or is there another way around it to perform this procedure?
 
Can seasonal affective disorder (SAD) light therapy have any effect on multifocal lenses implanted after cataract surgery?
 
Can cataract removal be done after a cornea replacement?
 
Can I get lens replacement only to correct vision?
 
Can the final shape of the eyelid be controlled during blepharoplasty?
 
Is there any procedure to repair a torn iris?
 
What is the treatment for corneal edema?
 
Will a retinal surgery scar limit vision?
 
What is the difference between full-focus and full-focus multifocal IOLs?
 
If an individual has optic disc drusen, can a dermatologist perform a Pelleve skin tightening treatment (radio-frequency) on his or her orbital eye area and eyelids?
 
How safe is corneal transplantation for someone who has glaucoma?
 
If one has a capillary hemangioma located inside their upper left eyelid, is it possible to have it removed?
 
Can you have a posterior capsulotomy done more than once in the same eye?
 
What is the frequency of medical follow-up for glaucoma after argon surgery?
 
Until I have surgery for angle-closure glaucoma, what risks does airplane travel pose?
 
How soon after laser treatment of a retinal tear can I wear eye makeup?
 
Is my double vision after a long flight a side effect of cataract surgery?
 
My eye pressure is 6 in one eye after surgery. I was told there is nothing I can do to raise the pressure. Is this true?
 
My brother has cataracts. He was told he has exfoliation of the left eye and that a new lens might not heal properly and could have to be removed. Should he have the cataract in the left eye removed?
 
Can retinal surgery result in a bleed in the eye? What can be done to stop the bleed?
 
Can I have a neck MRI after having a scleral buckle in 2007?
 
Can an 'enlarged' iris be repaired or replaced?
 
Is there a hereditary syndrome that causes cloudy vision after cataract surgery?
 
Are there doctors who specialize in multifocal issues after implantation?
 
If I suffer from ptosis on the left eye and I would like to delay surgery, how else can I strengthen my eyelid muscle?
 
Our 10-year-old son just had brain surgery and due to swelling he cannot open his left eye.
 
I'm interested in non-surgical treatment for upper lid retraction. Is this available?
 
I am 57 years old and have been using reading glasses for computer work, reading books, etc. Would laser refractive eye surgery fix this?
 
My ophthalmologist tells me that there is an added risk to cataract surgery because I also suffer from glaucoma. What is the risk?
 
I live at high altitude, 8,500 feet. Do I need to do anything differently after cataract surgery like staying at a lower altitude for 1-2 days afterward for better healing and to avoid pressure changes?
 
Can an IOL be "polished" with a laser to correct posterior capsule opacification?
 
My husband flies a small airplane which is not pressurized. I have glaucoma.
 
What can be done with a turned lens due to injury?
 
Can cataracts be removed if a patient has advanced glaucoma?
 
I did a dilation examination today and the doctor discovered several retinal holes on both of my eyes.
 
If an epi-retinal membrane (wrinkled retina) is behind a cataract, will it make any difference in vision to remove the cataract or will vision not improve until the ERM is removed also?
 
I had cataract surgery done on both eyes. It didn't fix the glare at night which was my major complaint.
 
If I previously had cystoid macular edema will it preclude my now having a posterior capsulotomy?
 
After cataract surgery, I had vitreous hemorrhage and now have orbs, hundreds of floaters, and blurry vision.
 
How can a wrinkle on the retina be corrected without surgery?
 
How is ptosis in babies cured?
 
Can I wait a month to have a macular hole repair surgery?
 
Since my cataract and lens replacement surgery I've been having a problem with distance vision while driving.
 
How soon will I be able to work after cataract surgery?
 
My doctor scraped off a retinal abscess yesterday and I'm experiencing horrible pain.
 
What will cause the eye to have no pressure after re-attachment of the retina?
 
Can cataracts be removed from a macular degeneration patient?
 
Are posterior subcapsular cataracts (PSC) often caused by steroid use?
 
Can I get LASIK with keratoconus?
 
Is there any way to fix flap striae 3 years after LASIK?
 
My Ahmed shunt has become uncovered twice. What is the next course of action?
 
I would like to know if a piggyback lens surgery over my cataract implant would be an alternative to LASIK to correct an underpowered implant from 10 years ago.
 
Is it safe to have my cataract surgery done with a recovering ear infection?
 
What is the rate of failure of vitrectomy due to non-compliance?
 
I had a stroke in July 2011. I can see but cannot move my eyeballs. Is there any treatment for this?
 
I have read about the frontalis sling method for ptosis repair and I wanted to know if it will work for me.
 
I recently read that there will be laser surgery available for macular degeneration soon. What do you know about this?
 
Can you actually change the color of one's eye through corneal transplantation?
 
Can a person who had cataract surgery in 1981 without lens replacements have lenses implanted now?
 
What should be done if I need to increase the power of my current IOL?
 
What can I say or do to convince my doctor that I want my cataract surgery done now?
 
What's your opinion of the I-Brite eye whitening treatment?
 
My 4-year-old son had eye muscle surgery on both of his eyes three days ago. Since then he refuses to open them.
 
Is there a way to fix an eyelid droop due to chlamydia?
 
I have fatty deposits on the outer edge of my eyes. It is affecting my vision. Is there a possibility of surgery to cut out fatty deposits?
 
I'm nervous about new methods in cataract surgery. Are there any doctors who perform the surgery the way my parents had it done?
 
Is cataract surgery advisable with very dry eyes and allergies?
 
Because of an accident I had eye surgery (vitrectomy, IOL). Due to this accident I now have low eye pressure (9 mmHg). Is there any way to increase eye pressure naturally or through surgery? Due to this low pressure I have blurred vision.
 
How much would it cost to have a nevus removed?
 
How long I should wait before running again after macular hole repair surgery?
 
What is your opinion of the Trabectome surgical device for the treatment of open-angle glaucoma?
 
Why are multifocal IOLs not recommended to correct cataracts of adults with strabismus?
 
Is it safe to remove a toric intraocular lens two weeks after it was implanted?
 
What causes inflammation after cataract surgery?
 
Is the toric multifocal available yet in the U.S.?
 
If I have a posterior capsulotomy performed on my eyes would this have any effect on my floaters and eye migraines?
 
I have the beginning of a cataract in my right eye, and a macular pucker in the left eye.
 
Can you provide a ballpark figure for how much extra I should expect to pay for a toric lens?
 
Can you get LASIK surgery after a cornea transplant?
 
I had a Toric lens implant and now have the image of a soccer ball when I look at a light. It is near the center of my vision and makes reading difficult. Can you tell me why?
 
My grandmother had cataract surgery a month ago in India and now she has something called fungus infection in both eyes. Please suggest what can be done for my grandmother.
 
How risky would it be for me to proceed with cataract surgery while I still have a slight vitreous detachment?
 
Can corneal transplantation be successful if you’re diabetic?
 
I have mild cataracts. Can I get LASIK while having cataracts?
 
I'm in my early 20s and was diagnosed with a cataract.
 
What eye conditions are treated with blepharoplasty?
 
What can be done to treat recurring eyelashes from growing and rubbing against the eyeball?
 
I'm experiencing nausea ten days after my cataract surgery.
 
Should cataract surgery be performed when Fuchs' dystrophy is also present?
 
I had radial keratotomy surgery in 1987 with 16 cuts in each eye. When the time comes, can cataracts be removed?
 
My 95-year-old dad just had successful cataract surgery and now wants the other eye done. How long should he wait in between?
 
How bad do eyes have to be before Medicare pays for cataract surgery?
 
Will vitamins help my macular pucker?
 
Can My Fiance's Poor Eyesight Be Treated?
 
Will I Need Glasses After Cataract Surgery?
 
I have a mild stage of cataracts. Can they be removed now?
 
I have had a puckered retina for the last 10 years.
 
Can cataract surgery be a successful treatment for early-stage narrow angle glaucoma instead of iridotomy?
 
I had cataract surgery two-and-a-half weeks ago and had a monofocal lens fitted. The predominant color I see now is blue/lilac.
 
Can I wear contacts after my retinal tear surgery?
 
What procedure is used for removing blood from the back of the eye? My husband is diabetic and is growing new vessels because of the bleeding.
 
I have a retinal scar, so my central vision is very poor from my left eye. Is there any treatment to remove the scar from the retina and improve vision?
 
Which kind of laser vision correction is right for me?
 
I have a hypermature cataract and have heard that phacoemulsification risks having it shatter and fall back to the retina.
 
At what stage of glaucoma is surgery the only option for controlling eye pressure?
 
What do you think about using YAG laser to treat floaters?
 
Why does vitrectomy hasten cataract formation?
 
How soon after cataract surgery can I swim and practice yoga?
 
What are the risks associated with a posterior capsulotomy?
 
If I have some macular edema can I get a cataract removed?
 
Following cataract surgery, are generic medications OK to use rather than name-brand medicine?
 
I have been diagnosed with macular pucker and while the distortion that I have is not severe, it is nevertheless somewhat annoying, particularly when driving.
 
I suffer from moderate congenital ptosis that is not affecting my eyesight, yet my eyelid involuntarily droops completely when I feel shy or embarrassed.
 
I have had ptosis for over 30 years. I am now 87 years of age. Are there more risks than benefits for eye surgery to correct the problem?
 
My daughter is 16 months old. She had cataract surgery in her left eye five weeks ago.
 
Should I stop taking Hytrin before my cataract surgery?
 
Is it possible to perform cataract surgery on patients in wheelchairs?
 
I have double vision and am 67 years old. Is strabismus possible at my age?
 
How long should contact lenses (hard, RGP lenses) be discontinued before cataract surgery measurements are taken?
 
Can you have cataract surgery on an eye that has had a corneal transplant?
 
I have had filters put in my eyes for glaucoma and now I need to have cataracts removed. Are there any risks to undergoing cataract surgery with the filters in place?
 
Where can l get help for my 24-year-old daughter who has blepharochalasis which is affecting her daily life?
 
My wife's doctor said her blurred vision in one eye is caused by a thickened cornea. He wants to scrape the cornea. Is this a safe procedure?
 
I had cataract surgery and a mono lens implant on my left eye 3 weeks ago. Since then I have been disoriented and nauseous.
 
Is it safe to have ptosis surgery if you have had Bell’s Palsy?
 
Am I allowed to take an airplane trip after having pterygium surgery?
 
Should I take a break from exercising after laser treatment on a retinal hole?
 
What kind of repair should be done for a small torn retina? Laser or cryo?
 
If you have presbyopia, can you have corrective surgery to restore near focus without affecting your otherwise normal distance vision?
 
My 20-year-old granddaughter has a drooping eyelid.
 
Can chalazia cause a permanent droopy eyelid, or ptosis?
 
I have a pterygium in my right eye. Can it be removed by using lasers instead of conventional surgery?
 
I have a choroidal membrane. Can I have cataract surgery?
 
If you have astigmatism prior to cataract surgery that is not corrected during the surgery, are you any more likely to have a posterior vitreous detachment (PVD)?
 
I have been told that I must stop wearing my contact lenses for two to four weeks prior to my cataract surgery.
 
I have had cataracts removed and Restore lenses implanted. I see well but my eyes are frequently red and inflamed.
 
I have been told that a corneal transplant is not an option for me. Is that correct?
 
What is an epiretinal membrane?
 
Is surgery always indicated for a retinal hole?
 
Should I get a second opinion before cataract surgery?
 
I have a cataract in my left eye and am considering surgery. Will my cancer and kidney treatments affect the surgery outcome?
 
Is it common to get a blood clot after cataract surgery?
 
Can you have cataract surgery after filtration surgery?
 
Is the Restor lens a multifocal or accommodative type and what is the difference in the two types?
 
If I choose not to have retinal hole surgery will this condition become worse or will it stay the same?
 
Can I use an inversion table for my back a year after retina reattachment surgery with a buckle?
 
Does cataract surgery carry a higher risk of retinal detachment since I have a preexisting posterior vitreous detachment (PVD)?
 
General anesthetic will be used for my cataract surgery. Will this affect my recovery or cause problems with my eye?
 
I have been told that to be a good candidate for LASIK that your cornea has to be thick enough.
 
Is it normal for some people to not be able to open their eyes enough to have LASIK preoperative measurements taken?
 
How do you treat an over-corrected limbal relaxing incision?
 
Will I be able to adjust to a 4 diopter difference between my eyes after cataract surgery?
 
What can go wrong with retinal hole surgery?
 
Can I have cataract surgery if I've had herpes simplex in my eye?
 
I had a retinal reattachment operation three weeks ago. Is it OK if I drink alcohol?
 
I have Marcus Gunn jaw winking syndrome.
 
Is ripping of the muscle during a strabismus surgery normal?
 
What are possible complications from pinguecula treatment?
 
I've had Bell's Palsy, and am about to have cataract surgery. Should I be worried and are there any precautions that I should take?
 
Is one year too soon to have macular pucker surgery after macular hole repair?
 
Approximately how much does a YAG procedure cost?
 
My 18-year-old son has a history of hyperopia and astigmatism, and right amblyopia. Would it be possible to have laser eye surgery to correct his vision?
 
My sister-in-law can no longer read but has been told her cataracts are not bad enough to qualify for Medicare. Does that sound right?
 
I'm nearsighted with retinitis pigmentosa and I need to have cataract surgery in both eyes.
 
I have high myopia—approximately -12 in both eyes—due to ROP
 
My 89-year-old mother detached her retina this past summer. Reattachment surgery was not successful. What can be done to help her cope with the flashes?
 
How soon after having cataract surgery in one eye can you have it done on the other eye?
 
Can cataract surgery be done if a person has a macular pucker?
 
Will marijuana affect trabeculectomy surgery recovery?
 
Is it customary to charge a fee for overcorrection services during the recovery period following LASIK surgery?
 
Could smoking marijuana before my pre-op exam for blade-free LASIK affect the results?
 
Can cataracts and presbyopia be taken care of with the same surgery?
 
Is it unusual to have swelling of the cornea and Bowman's membrane after cataract surgery?
 
I see light flares after having a toric lens implanted in one eye. Should I do something else with the second eye?
 
What if I sneeze or cough during or soon after cataract surgery? Can this cause any problems?
 
What are the risks of cataract surgery when wet and dry AMD are present?
 
Is it necessary to have a general anesthetic for cataract surgery?
 
Can you provide me with a ballpark figure for cataract surgery?
 
My 2-year-old has a lazy eye and astigmatism. We tried patching and got no results. Now he's in glasses and still crossing. We are doing a prism adaptation test but I’m unsure how it works. Can you help explain how it helps?
 
Is it possible to have a LASIK eye surgery if you have glaucoma?
 
I wear contact lenses daily to correct myopia in both eyes and am planning to have cataract surgery. Post surgery, will I be able to resume wearing contact lenses if needed to correct my vision (instead of eyeglasses)?
 
If I want to play tennis after cataract surgery, should I consider accommodating or mono IOL?
 
Can you wear contacts if needed after LASIK vision correction?
 
I had cataract surgery two years ago on my right eye but rather than improve my vision it actually seems worse to me. Could there be something wrong with the IOL?
 
If I’m experiencing floaters and flashes, can I still have cataract surgery?
 
For cataract surgery, my ophthalmologist highly recommends using the laser to create the incision over the traditional method. How much of a difference does it make and is it the safer alternative?
 
Is it advisable to have an IOL inserted if you also have glaucoma and use Cosopt drops?
 
My husband has glaucoma and is developing cataracts. He’s had iridotomies performed to help control the glaucoma about 15 years ago. Will this interfere with the cataract surgery?
 
After having cataract surgery, how long might double vision persist as a side effect?
 
I have anatomically narrow angles and my doctor suggested I have iridectomies on both eyes. I do not have glaucoma. Is the surgery necessary?
 
I had LASIK eye surgery in March 2012, and a retouch in October. I need another retouch and my eye doctor prescribed dilating eye drops to use every night for two weeks. Why would I need to dilate my eyes every night?
 
Over the past couple of years, I have noticed that my left eye appears to be open less than my right.
 
I am a school psychologist and I recently evaluated a 7-year-old boy whose right eye blinked but his left eye did not. What could be possible causes for one-eyed blinking?
 
Can you explain the surgery for cataract with astigmatism?
 
My wife has glaucoma and is on many medications for it. She has had 3 cornea transplants and the third one is taking hold, but her vision is unstable. Lately she has been seeing images that are outlined in red.
 
What is the incidence of retinal tear or detachment after a sudden onset of PVD following an iridotomy?
 
Is it normal for your eye to be red after laser surgery to lower the pressure in your eye?
 
I had laser treatment for narrow angle glaucoma two weeks ago. I’m now experiencing light sensitivity in that eye and my eye continues to water and is red. How can I treat this?
 
I am having cataract surgery and have astigmatism. Can I have a non-toric lens inserted?
 
What is a wrinkle in the retina?
 
I was born with Bell’s palsy on the left side of my face and my left eye has never closed at night. I am 66 and it has always run but now it seems to run more.
 
How is esotropia in a 67-year-old treated which just occurred one week ago?
 
I am blind out of my left eye due to retinal detachment and cataract. Can I have my eye reopened and fixed to look like a normal eye even though I am blind?
 
I poked my right eye lid and now it droops over my eye. Can this recover on its own or will it require surgery?
 
Any idea why a 59-year-old male would have recurrent subconjunctival hemorrhage in the same spot in right eye after cataract surgery?
 
I was born with a birth defect in my left eye—thus I have no sight only shadows and light. The right eye is a healthy eye but I am nearsighted so I will stay with wearing glasses after cataract surgery.
 
I just had cataract surgery and when I went outside at night I saw streams or long streaks of light across the outdoor lights everywhere I looked.
 
I always suffer scar tissue after any type of surgeries--even after ear piercing. Is it possible to develop scar tissue after cataract surgery?
 
I had cataract surgery 3 months ago and everything went great. But yesterday I started to see a lot of floaters in my left eye
 
Is cataract surgery possible with a blood pressure of about 20-30 degrees above normal (systolic)?
 
How soon can the affected eye be exposed to running water after retinal detachment surgery?
 
My husband was told the vein in his retina is blocked. He has severely decreased vision.
 
Post-surgical repair of a partial detachment and torn retina has caused scarring. What can be done to resolve this?
 
The retinal surgeon showed me that my retinas continue to thin. What can be done?
 
What is the surgery for fluid between retina and membrane?
 
I have several cysts on my left lower eyelid. My ophthalmologist has stated that he's had limited success with draining these because they always seem to refill. Does this sound accurate?
 
Can cataract surgery also remedy macular puckers?
 
My right eyelid swells sometimes in the upper left corner. When the swelling goes down it gets tight and makes my eye seem small due to the fact that my eyelid is tightened.
 
What is the surgeon's role when performing PRK eye surgery?
 
After a posterior capsulotomy, what is the likelihood of complications?
 
I accidentally rubbed my eye two weeks after my cataract surgery. Do you think this caused any damage?
 
My mother had cataract surgery in both eyes. The left eye is fine, but the right eye tears. The surgery was over a month ago and she has an appointment with her doctor in two weeks. Should I be concerned?
 
I had glaucoma surgery and developed scar tissue. Now there is a bleb that will not heal. Can this harm my vision?
 
Can cataract surgery and corneal replacement be done in the same surgery procedure?
 
I have had cataract surgery in my left eye and then a retinal detachment. Can it be possible it will happen in the other eye after cataract surgery?
 
Do Eye M.D.s recommend surgical cosmetic eye whitening for a discolored or vein-streaked sclera?
 
Dye was injected into my vein to photograph my eyes. The photos showed a white glob in center of eyeball. What does this signify?
 
What is the success rate of peeling a pre-retinal membrane over the macula causing 20/100 vision?
 
Is it indicated to have an Avastin injection for macular degeneration in the same eye that had cataract surgery less than a week ago?
 
Is a technician in a surgeon's office equally qualified as the surgeon to perform the pre-operative measuring prior to the surgery?
 
Is it safe to use Visine eye drops just for redness after cataract surgery?
 
I had my left eye removed last month due to a large chordial melanoma. Why can’t I open my eyelid over the conformer?
 
Is it possible to have eye lid surgery if I suffer from dry eye?
 
I had cataract surgery yesterday at 2 p.m. and forgot to use my eyedrops before bed last night but put them in this morning. My eye doesn't hurt. Can this cause a problem?
 
What is recovery like after surgery to repair a hole in my retina? Pain, aftercare, time off work, and driving?
 
My 19-year-old daughter was recently diagnosed with 2200/2400 vision due to degenerative myopia and posterior staphlyoma in both eyes.
 
What is the success rate for cataract surgery when pseudoexfoliation syndrome is involved? Is blindness a possibility as a result of such an operation?
 
Is a femtosecond laser better than using a blade for treating cataracts?
 
I see a spot in my vision following surgery. What could this be?
 
Can You Treat Strabismus in Midlife?
 
Is it possible to be a surgeon with impaired depth perception?
 
I've developed a lazy eye following surgery. Is there anything I can do to fix it?
 
Is it possible to develop astigmatism later in life?
 
My husband had cataract surgery in his right eye. We have airline tickets for a flight one month later. Is flying a risk to his eye?
 
When are cataracts ready for surgery?
 
I have macular puckering retina. Can this be treated without surgery? What is involved?
 
If Avastin is not working in treating BRVO, then what is the next step? Is laser treatment an option?
 
My left eye retinal tear was repaired by laser about five months ago. I still see the odd floaters. How long will I have to rest before I can play golf?
 
Can eye surgery cause dry eye and what is the outlook and time frame for curing dry eye?
 
Can PCO develop and be diagnosed one week after cataract surgery?
 
How long do IOLs (intraocular lenses) last?
 
I had cataract surgery 4 years ago. One eye has recently become blurry and I have floaters that look like strings across my vision.
 
My son needs cataract surgery and has type 1 diabetes. I’m hearing conflicting opinions on whether inserting a Toric lens would be advisable.
 
I have a hole in my macula and macular degeneration.
 
Can cataract removal cause macular puckers?
 
How successful is muscle surgery for esotropia?
 
What can cause loose ligaments in the eye?
 
I will be having surgery for droopy eyes. How soon after the surgery can I drive or do my usual bending over and such?
 
I have been diagnosed with narrow angle glaucoma and it has been suggested I have laser iridotomy. With this type of eye condition would I be able to have LASIK eye correction?
 
What is causing colors to look faded or washed out after cataract surgery?
 
Can an eye(s) be checked to see if the wrong lens was placed into the eye during cataract surgery?
 
After cataract surgery, is eye tissue susceptible to scarring?
 
Is it normal to prescribe extensive eye drops prior to and after cataract surgery?
 
The ophthalmologist is having difficulty in getting my contact lens prescription correct with the cataracts.
 
What is the success rate for cataract surgery?
 
What causes ulcers after a cataract operation?
 
I have a gas bubble in my eye from macular hole surgery. Is there anything I can do to make the bubble go away faster—like drinking lots of water?
 
Is there a legal requirement for a cataract surgery patient to receive some documentation describing the type of lens that was implanted?
 
Is it safe to exercise and wear contacts after a trabeculectomy?
 
I am allergic to betadine and will be undergoing surgery soon. What is recommended to use in place of betadine as a surgical prep solution?
 
I am considering macular hole surgery and wondered whether it was possible to quantify the risk of complications occurring.
 
How long does a cataract surgery patient have to use eye drops and why?
 
I'm still experiencing feelings of dizziness three weeks after having multifocal lenses implanted--is this normal?
 
After cataract surgery, how soon can I run a marathon?
 
Can cataract surgery make my macular degeneration worse?
 
What credentials should an eye surgeon have to perform eye muscle correction?
 
If I have surgery for floaters in my eye what is the recovery time and what is the success rate of the surgery?
 
After cataract surgery my cornea is swollen which my doctor called corneal edema. What is the treatment for this condition? I am afraid to have the other eye lens removed because of this situation.
 
What is the normal healing time following an astigmatic keratotomy and what normal side effects should one expect?
 
I use my monofocal lens implant in one eye to see for distance and my natural nearsighted lens in the other to see near. If I had this natural cataractous lens removed and replaced with a near-seeing monofocal, is this what monovision might be like?
 
Is it safe to laser a cataract (secondary) after having surgery for a hole in the macula?
 
Can you tell me why posterior vitreous detachment is more common in people who have undergone cataract operations?
 
Can an ophthalmologist perform a brow lift or does it have to be a plastic surgeon?
 
After having cataract surgery, the muscle that controls the dilation of my pupil failed to contract. Was this preventable and what can be done about it?
 
I have glaucoma and I am myopic. Can I have safe, successful LASIK?
 
My eye exam states that vision in my eye is 20/500 and I can’t see anything out of it but shadows. If I have cataract surgery how much improvement can I expect from that eye afterward?
 
I have had two previous eye muscle surgeries for lazy eye which were successful. I recently had cataract surgery. Ever since the surgery, I have trouble focusing and my eyes are no longer straightened. Is this a common outcome of cataract surgery?
 
As a 31-year-old with amblyopia, is it possible to gain complete vision again?
 
Did scleral buckles in 1991 possibly contain a ferrous (magnetic) clip?
 
Could you please tell me if there is a standard of care for post-cataract surgery. More specifically, how soon after surgery should you be seen by the ophthalmologist for post-op follow-up?
 
Is it advisable to have cataract surgery with the presence of map dot fingerprint dystrophy?
 
Should you have LASIK if you have cataracts?
 
How successful is surgery for superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis?
 
How harmful is it for a patient to bend after an eye surgery?
 
I now understand what vitreous detachment is. What is the cure or fix for the disease if any? Is there any treatment available to improve the condition?
 
What are the side effects of clear lens extraction?
 
Is it advisable to do yoga after cataract surgery?
 
Would treatment for congenital cataracts be different for a person with developmental disabilities and if so how?
 
I have very blurred, severely decreased vision in one eye due to bleeding of a histoplasmosis lesion several years ago which damaged my macula. Recently, I was told that I have a cataract forming in that eye.
 
Is it OK to fly with a previously laser-repaired retinal tear that was a result of trauma?
 
What is the surgical procedure for eyelid ptosis? Is a general or local anesthetic used?
 
I heard that floaters can now be removed by blasting them to small particles and vacuuming them out.
 
Can blephorplasty cause blepharitis?
 
I was diagnosed with a macular cyst. What causes this? Does it usually mean surgery?
 
Does the time come when a person waits too long to have a cataract removed?
 
I have macular degeneration and had cataract surgery about 3 years ago. My eyesight has worsened and I've been advised to have a YAG laser capsulotomy. What are the risks and/or benefits for someone with macular degeneration?
 
Is surgery possible for adults with amblyopia?
 
As a glaucoma patient, is it possible to undergo cataract surgery?
 
I was diagnosed with degeneration of the cornea at age 14. I have not seen an eye doctor in 20 years. How is it treated today?
 
I need some information on frontalis sling: when is this done and how comfortable is it? What is the success rate? What are the advantages and disadvantages of having this done?
 
Can you get herpes in an eye?
 
How soon can you fly after cataract surgery?
 
Is eye pain common post LASIK surgery? How long does the cornea take to heal after LASIK?
 
How long does it take for cataracts to develop?
 
How do I get rid of floaters?
 
Is it true that as women get older, their night vision deteriorates?
 
My 61 year old husband is almost blind from diabetes related glaucoma. Are there any surgical treatments available to return his vision?
 
I'm going to have cataract surgery soon, and I have to make a decision about what type of lenses to have implanted.
 
I am wondering if at age 73, if I am a candidate for LASIK? I am in excellent health and am tired of glasses.
 
I have been diagnosed as being at risk for closed-angle glaucoma. My doctor is recommending a laser iridotomy. I have read the risks, but have not found anything that says this treatment is recommended as a prophylactic measure.
 
If glaucoma is treated properly with medication and regular eye doctor visits can you avoid blindness? Also my doctor has recommended I have an iridotomy to help lower the pressure.
 
Is an iridectomy the only way to prevent closed-angle glaucoma? Are there less invasive ways to achieve the same result?
 
My son is 19 and has always had problems with his eyes. I want laser surgery for him. They told me to wait until he's 21. Right now he's at a negative 9 in the right eye and a negative 9.5 in left eye. How bad is that?
 
What Is Fuchs’ corneal dystrophy? And what does it do?
 
I have chronic dry eye and have used all kinds of over-the-counter drops and prescription drops but nothing seems to help. Is there anything else besides surgery?
 
Recently I noticed floaters and flashes in my left eye and the eye specialist I went to said I had a vitreous detachment. He recommended I let him "weld" the detachment with a laser. Is this the right procedure and is it safe?
 
Could you give me the definition of low vision or visual impairment? My son has had two surgeries for diabetic retinopathy and is able to pass the eye chart test but still has blind spots and "angular" vision in one eye.
 
I am getting to the point where my cataracts are interfering with my daily activities, so I think I’ll have surgery soon. But I take Flomax on a daily basis and I’ve heard that it can cause a problem during eye surgery. Is that true?
 
I am having a full corneal transplant done next week and wanted to hear positive results from people but all I hear is that it gives you double or quadruple vision.
 
I have been told that I cannot have LASIK or any similar surgical procedure because I have mild keratoconus but could have an intraocular lens implanted (to reduce my need for contacts or glasses).
 
I recently heard that the newest thinking about cataracts was that it was best to have them removed early in their development, rather than waiting for them to more fully develop. Is that true?
 
My child has Down syndrome and autism. I was surprised to find out he has cataracts in both eyes, one may not be operable. They are suggesting possible ocular implants. What is the success rate and percentage of possibly getting an infection?
 
My husband's doctor has told him he has a macular hole. I would like to know a little more about this and what is the best treatment for it. Thank you.
 
What can I expect to occur after cataract surgery? I have heard horror stories and I am a little uneasy about the surgery.

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