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|Question regarding Cataract Surgery |
After cataract surgery incorrect lens was installed because of this glasses will have to be utilized for distances. In the past glasses were not required. This can be corrected by reinstalling a new lens. Please advise.
Your focal point can be altered by a lens implant, and indeed changing the implant could change your focal point. If further surgery is indicated, this could be a successful treatment, but I would recommend consulting your surgeon with regard to the advisability of additional surgery.
Question regarding Eyelid Swelling
Swelling in the eyelid can often be associated with irritation with inflammation in the tear duct. If the eyeball itself does not become red and swollen, generally ointment can be used to treat this problem. However, if it persists it should be evaluated by the patient's ophthalmologist, as soon as possible.
Question regarding Blurry Vision
Blurry vision after reading for extended periods usually results from some tightness in the focusing muscle of the eye. When this muscle relaxes your vision returns to normal. Glasses occasionally can be beneficial in this condition if it is bothersome and usually no treatment is necessary. This description is not likely to relate to any damage in the retina.
Question regarding Rosacea
Rosacea often creates inflammation in the eyelids or blepharitis. Minocin usually does help the eyelid symptoms over a period of time, though it may take several months for the effect to be felt. In the short term, hot compresses on the eye will be helpful and prescription eye drops or ointment may be useful as well. A consultation with an ophthalmologist should help to determine the best treatment in your specific case.
Question regarding Eye Problem with Motion
The condition you describe is not primarily an eye problem but likely to be a condition related to the inner ear. I would begin by being evaluated by your own personal physician who can refer you for additional evaluation and treatment.
Question regarding Double Elevator Palsy
Double elevator palsy is a condition in which the muscles that bring the eye upward do not function normally from birth. As a result, though the eye may be able to look straight ahead, looking upward is impaired in one eye. It is possible to do muscle surgery to improve this condition, though it may not be necessary if straight ahead vision is not impaired. A pediatric ophthalmologist or strabismus specialist can help to offer more specific advice on your granddaughter's particular case.
Question regarding Glaucoma and Surgery
When there has been as much damage as a result of glaucoma and surgery as you describe, I would be cautious about predicting what improvement is possible. A glaucoma or cornea specialist can help to evaluate the condition but the hazy cornea at the peripheral anterior synechia are both factors which may make further improvement difficult.
Question regarding Legal Blindness
Generally the definition of legal blindness means that visual field is restricted to less than a total of 20° on either side of the fixation point. This does not mean that isolated vision in the far periphery is applicable. A comprehensive exam by an ophthalmologist should be able to determine specifics in your case and whether they meet the definition.
Question regarding Visual Problems
The symptoms you describe do not clearly indicate the source of your visual problem. While you have consulted several physicians, it may be wise to obtain yet another opinion to see if an appropriate diagnosis and possible treatment plan can be offered.
Question regarding Corneal Transplant
A prosthetic cornea is not in wide use at this point. Often it is used as a temporary solution until a transplant can be done. While you may wish to consider it and a corneal specialist could give you some information in that regard, it is not universally successful and you may wish to consider a second corneal transplant prior to embarking on something like this.
Question regarding Achromatopsia
Additional information is available through the Foundation Fighting Blindness at their web site or by consulting their office.
Question regarding Eye Injury
The symptoms described do not clearly indicate a source of the problem. In general, a retinal detachment would have symptoms that are different than those you related. A comprehensive examination by a retinal specialist should be able to determine whether any retinal damage is present, but after an injury it can be difficult to know how long symptoms take to resolve.
Question regarding Hemianopia
Unfortunately when an hemianopia or loss of half of the visual field occurs, it may never resolve. There is no medical or surgical procedure that restores this vision, but there are some devices, which may allow visual function to be improved. Generally agencies specializing in services for visually impaired people are best at operating these devices and most neuro-ophthalmologists or retinal specialists will have access to the appropriate agency in your area. Best of luck.
Question regarding Floaters
Floaters are generally normal parts of the interior structure of the eye. If they do not occur in association with flashes of light or visual disturbances and if they do not increase in number suddenly they are not usually harmful. While they can be annoying, there is no good treatment available. However, if any changes in visual symptoms does occur it is always wise to get an ophthalmologic examination to rule out any other problems.
|Question regarding Pigmented Area |
I have a large spot of pigmentation that is located in my left eye only. It is about half an inch in length with an oblong shape. It started forming when I was about 13 years old. My parents thought it was an infection and told me to put Visine in it. The spot didn't go away but got bigger. It wasn't until a year ago, I an now 28, that I found out it was/is pigmentation in my eye. I want to know if there are other things/symptoms that could have caused the pigmentation? Is there anything that can be done surgically to remove it? Is there anything that can be done otherwise to remove it? Is it genetic? Well, one of my brothers have pigment in his eyes.(I have nine brothers and sisters). But the pigment in his eye is hardly noticeable. Are there other cases like mine? I have yet to see anyone that has this same problem. If there are others, is there a way that I can get in contact with those people? Thank you for your time.
The best advice with regard to any treatment or additional information with regard to this pigmented area, could be obtained by consulting an ophthalmologist. If you are referring to a brownish spot on the white part of the eye, it may be a "freckle of the conjunctiva." However there are many other pigmented areas which have substantially different causes and treatment so I would encourage you to have an ophthalmologic examination.
Question regarding Cone Rod Dystrophy and Peter's Anomaly
Cone rod dystrophy will be described through the web site of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Peter's anomaly is a rare condition that usually involves an opacity on the cornea in association with some structural changes inside the eye. Please inquire at the National Eye Institute for update research. Your best sources may be a pediatric ophthalmologist or a corneal specialist.
Question regarding Duane's Retraction Syndrome
Duane's retraction syndrome involves an abnormality in the nerve connections to the muscles moving the eye, which may prevent the eye from moving normally. There are several varieties and while some types may not need treatment, the usual treatment is eye muscle surgery in the more severe cases. Consulting a pediatric ophthalmologist or expert in strabismus will offer additional information. Please refer also to
Question regarding Pterygium
There is no perfect means of preventing the growth of a pterygium though in some cases avoiding eye irritation with the use of eye drops can be somewhat beneficial. Generally the best course of action is to use surgical treatment when necessary. The use of a conjunctival transplant tends to decrease the risk of recurrence when surgery is done.
Question regarding Redness
There appears to be some superficial inflammation on your eye. Lubricating eye drops, which are available without a prescription, may be somewhat helpful but if this problem has recurred you should consult an ophthalmologist in order to get the best assessment of the cause and treatment of your condition.
Question regarding Contact Lenses & Prism
Usually the need for prism in glasses will not affect the use of soft and hard contact lenses differently. It may be that there is an astigmatism condition, which affects you. I would inquire with your doctor again, with regard to the reasons for choosing one contact lens over another.
Question regarding Cataract Surgery
At the present time there is no cataract surgery that uses lasers alone and does not require conventional incisional surgery. Because lasers are used for so many treatments in ophthalmology it is common for people to think that cataracts can be treated with the laser alone, but at present this is not the case.
Question regarding Blepharospasm
Unfortunately blepharospasm, which is the condition you described, does not have any one universally successful treatment. It is not dangerous to the eye in most cases, but the range of treatments you have encountered is reflective of the fact that no one is successful for all patients. Certainly stress, fatigue and eye strain can be involved and if these are eliminated it may improve the condition, but it usually improves on its own over time.
Question regarding Iritis
Iritis is an inflammatory condition of the interior of the eye. Usually it is not known why this inflammation occurs although it can be associated with either medical problems. The treatment most often is anti-inflammatory eye drops and this is successful in the great majority of the cases. Some people may have a recurrent condition, although in many people a single episode may occur without any further problems. Please consult your ophthalmologist, with regard to additional information relating to your particular case.
Question regarding Contact Lenses
It may be that your current variety of contact lens is not fitting the left eye perfectly at this point. A contact lens evaluation would be the first step because, as you say, most other conditions would be likely to affect both eyes.