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Unilateral myopia, Lenticular opacity, surgical treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi doctor
Doctor :   Are you there.
User :   Doctor I want to understand the meaning of lenticular opacity
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Please proceed with the query.
User :   Are you there
User :   Doctor are you there
Doctor :   It means decreased transculency
User :   What can be the consequences of it
Doctor :   Of the lens
Doctor :   Yes
User :   Yea I have unilateral high myopia
Doctor :   Do you have any sight problems.
User :   And in the same eye I have been diagnosed with a prelenticular opacity
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   From how long is this?
User :   My high number was diagnosed years back and opacity has been diagnosed just now
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   Are you wearing glasses or have taken any other form of treatment.
User :   I used contact lenses and I am about to undergo an ilasik procedure
User :   27
Doctor :   ok, that is good.How old are you?
User :   My eyesight number is -9.5 with a cylinder of -2
User :   This is only left eye right eye is 6/6
Doctor :   ok,
User :   Plz advice
Doctor :   It is good you are undergoing the surgery or it can later lead to other complications.
Doctor :   Thee might be retinal detachment,
Doctor :   or develpoment of new blood vessels
Doctor :   called choroidal neovascular membrane
Doctor :   which can later lead to fall in vision due to haemorrage .
Doctor :   Or the most common thing is Cataract as you know
User :   Occasionally yes Sm black dots
Doctor :   Do you have anything floating in front of your eyes.
User :   Some
Doctor :   ok,how many
Doctor :   ok
User :   Headaches n eye strains yes
Doctor :   Do you have squinting, eye strain,headaches
Doctor :   ok
User :   Ok
Doctor :   The myopia you have usually gets corrected between 20 to 30 yrs
User :   Hmmm
Doctor :   The back of your eyeball keeps growing even after reaching adult size.
User :   And what about after ilasik?
Doctor :   Yes, there are chances
User :   So what are the precautions after surgery?
Doctor :   your eye condition does not improve then you will face complications
Doctor :   like cataract, laucoma,retina detachment
User :   Ok
Doctor :   Normally, you will have to wear dark glasses for a wek,
Doctor :   week
Doctor :   avoid straining
Doctor :   going out in sunlight
Doctor :   and watching tv
User :   Ok
Doctor :   and reading for some time
Doctor :   maybe a month
Doctor :   you will be given antibiotics for a week
Doctor :   Avoid head bath for 10 days.
Doctor :   Rest everything you can continue as normal, there will not be any pain.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   It is a day surgery.
Doctor :   Diet normal, but avoid spicy food.
User :   No thanks
Doctor :   Do you any more queries.
Doctor :   Kindly login for further medical queries.
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