FAQ - retinal neovascularization
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can i get lasik if i have corneal neovascularization?

at my last eye exam, i was told to stop wearing contacts because they were depriving my eyes of oxygen, and therefore causing blood vessels to form on my eyes. i have really bad astigmatism and do not want to wear glasses. could i be a candidate for lasik or prk?

This will not be a problem at all. In fact, the presence of neovascularization secondary to contact lens wear indicates to me that you should think seriously about having LASIK done. I have had patients with neovascularization have LASIK and even have the microkeratome cut directly through the neovascular vessels. They just bled a little and quickly resolved.

As to your other answerer who told you not to go to an optometrist, I would differ with his opinion. Optometrists are highly qualified to provide pre and post operative care (some are even qualified to perform laser vision correction PRK) and are in a much better position to give you a non biased assessment of your risks and benefits than the opthalmologist who is highly financially vested in the procedure. Patient selection is the number one predictor of success and when a surgeon's selection process is based upon whether you are breathing or not --- well that's just not a real good method of patient selection. Not saying at all that all surgeons are like this. In fact most aren't. But I know personally of one who scares me completely to death!!!!!  (+ info)

Has anyone had or know someone who has had a retinal lymphoma?

I am having a biopsy done on my retina within the next couple of weeks. There is a white spot that looks very suspicious and 2 retinal specialist believe it to be lymphoma. I just want to hear of someone who has had the same experience and what you went thru with it.

Over the past 15 months, I have had 8 eye surgeries, 2 corneal transplants, 2 cataract surgeries, 3 laser yag eye surgeries, and a vitrectomy. 5 of these surgeries have been in my left eye and my sight iin that eye is now worse than ever. I probably won't get my sight back in that eye and it may spread to the other one which I have pretty good sight in it now. Any experiences with this would be greatly appreciated.

I'm sorry, I haven't heard of retinal Lymphoma. This site has the best Lymphoma info that I know of:
Best Wishes  (+ info)

Who can perform the retinal topography scan?

We already visited 2 cornea doctors in Southwestern Medical Center and Dallas Cornea Association and they didn't metions about such scan.

Maybe they didn't think you needed it? Did you ask about it? Or perhaps corneal specialists don't have the instrument in their office . . .most general ophthalmologists that I know of have a retinal imaging system, although there are different ways to scan the retina and topography is just one of them.

A retinal specialist would definitely have it.  (+ info)

What do and dons after retinal detachment surgery?

after 1 month what the activities I can do and can not do. and after 6 months also. thanks

For 1 month you want to avoid abrupt head movements and activities like riding roller coasters, bungee jumping (for sure!), and probably sports.
That's to be on the safe side until your ophthalmo surgeon gives you the all-clear when he or she believes your retina is stuck to your eye ball again.
Just take it easy for some time. It's your eye so don't rush into unnecessary activities involving exertion.  (+ info)

Will there ever be a cure from people suffering from permanent retinal detachment blindness?

I've heard things about stem cells and gene therapy?

I hope there will be a cure, but we will have to wait until the religious idiots keep their mouths shut, or governments finally see sense and IGNORE these people and legalise stem-cell research and treatments properly.  (+ info)

How does retinal scanning benefit those with visual impairments?

Not sure what you mean by scanning. Currently the only retinal scan is Ocular Coherent Tomography, but there are laser scanning ophthalmoscopes which act as a camera.

The OCT uses light as sound and reflects energy off of different retinal structures or layers and provides the analysis of those reflections as a picture of the retina. This can also be done with the cornea, the iris, the ciliary body and the optic nerve.

Retina specialists use the information to evaluate the state of the macular region, and other regions too. People with loss of vision from diabetes or hypertension or macular degeneration, or pigment detachments or serous retinopathies or any posterior inflammatory problem... all of these problems are shown by a cross sectional picture of the retina in the area being scanned.

In glaucoma, one sees the relative thickness and structure of the nerve fiber layer and ganglion cell layer. With retrograde damage to the ganglion cells, glaucoma leads to loss of the peripheral visual field. Using the OCT can help us 'see' the change that has occurred or not occurred over a period of time and tell us whether our treatment regimen is working or helpful or not. Maybe it just slows things down but helps.. maybe not.

In the ciliary body region or the angle, one can see the structures that are used in filtering aqueous. If there's a collapse of the trabecular meshwork and secondary loss of outflow or filtering, the pressure goes up causing optic nerve damage as seen in glaucoma. Glaucoma specialists use these scans to evaluate those structures.  (+ info)

is it normal to see floaters during exercise? is it a sign of retinal detachment?

i never used to see floaters; but recently i'm beginning to see them.

are you only seeing them when you exercise? do you get slightly dizzy when you get them? if so its most likely that they aren't floaters. its probably just that you have low blood pressure and when you exsert yourself you start to black out a bit. you should make an appointment with your regular doctor.

if you are seeing floaters all the time (not just during exercise) it could be a sign of retinal detachment. you shoudl make an appointment with our eye doctor if thats the case.  (+ info)

Is there suppose to be pain after retinal tear laser surgery?

I just had this surgery today because I has a tear/hole in my retina. It was painful for me to have the laser surgery and my Dr. said that for 95% of people it is not that painful. Its been a couple of hours since I have had it done and I am still feeling discomfort and a dull ache in my eye, which is causing a headache. I tried to call the Dr.'s office but they have closed for the day. Anyone know if this is normal to experience this level of discomfort and if so how long does it last for? Thanks for your help!

You can expect some discomfort after retinal surgery. Your ophthalmologist usually will prescribe any necessary medications for you and advise you when to resume normal activity.  (+ info)

Question for those who have had a retinal detachment?

If you saw a shadow in the corner of your vision, did the shadow every move? Could you move it as if it were a floater? Was it always there? Could you see it both indoors and outdoors?

A retinal detachment can cause devastating damage to the vision if left untreated. It is considered an ocular emergency that requires immediate medical attention and surgery. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, I suggest you be seen right away.

-Light flashes
-“Wavy,” or “watery” vision
-Veil or curtain obstructing vision
-Shower of floaters that resemble spots, bugs, or spider webs
-Sudden decrease of vision

Good luck!  (+ info)

How long is the recovery for gas treatment for retinal detachment?

it depends on what gases are used in the gas bubble.
i had 2 retinal detachments with in 6 weeks of each other. the first time the gas bubble lasted about 13 days and was completely gone.
the second time they used a longer lasting gas so my eye would have more time to fully heal. that gas bubble lasted about 21 days before it was completely gone.

and i hate to upset you but i've got to say that having to keep my head down 24/7 for the first week the first time and first two weeks the second time was pretty much the worst experience of my life.  (+ info)

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