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Eye Surgery

The various eye surgeries are laser eye surgery, cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, canaloplasty, refractive surgeries, corneal surgery, vitreoretinal surgery, eye muscle surgery, oculoplastic surgery, surgery of the lacrimal apparatus, eye removal, etc. Eye surgery is done to treat cataract, glaucoma, refractive errors (myopia and hyperopia), etc.

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My eyes get red when I stop eye drops after a retinal detachment surgery. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a retinal detachment surgery 7.5 months back with silicon oil. Four months back silicon oil was removed and at the same time cataract surgery was also done. This was my right eye. The vision in the eye is 6/9 with glasses in the operated eye and 6/6 in the other one. Since t...  Read Full »

Dr. Manish Mahabir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You might be suffering from inflammation, not infection. A steroid is usually given to control inflammation. The principle is to continue on the lowest possible dose of steroid which can keep inflammation in control. In the meantime, it is important to keep an eye on si...  Read Full »

My eyes look dropped even after surgery. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I got assaulted last year. I got kicked in the face and due to this two weeks after my injury, I had to have a tripod put on the left side of my face. Two weeks after that my eye was drooped and had to have the floor of my eye orbital replaced. The surgeon said my eye was pushed back 0....  Read Full »

Dr. Sitaramaraju Naga Venkata Satya Maruti Mudunuri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query. I will attempt to answer individual parts of your query separately to maintain clarity. Starting with appearance, yes it is a gradual process of normalization and it will get better with time. First-year produces most of that improvem...  Read Full »

Can surgery fix my crossed eyes?

Query: Hi, My age is 26 years. I have crossed eyes problem. Can it be brought back to normal by a surgery?  Read Full »

Dr. N. Sathian

Answer: Hi, Thank you for posting your query at We have to check whether your vision is equal in both the eyes.If the vision is equal in both the eyes and the problem is only with the Squint Eyes(Crossed eye/Strabismus), then it can be brought back to normal by a surgery.If the vision is bad or...  Read Full »

I have abnormal eye pressure. Is laser surgery necessary?

Query: Dear Doctor, I have abnormal pressure in my eyes. I believe it was 24 in one and 23 in the other. My doctor told me that he would not dilate my eyes because it would be dangerous and asked me to find someone to do Laser Peripheral Iridotomy surgery(LPI). I am 23 years old with no medical conditions....  Read Full »

Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query at It seems from the history that you are having increased intraocular pressure in both the eyes, the normal is 14-16 mmHg and you are having 24 and 23 mmHg. Hence we should suspect glaucoma. In one of the sub type of glaucoma called as...  Read Full »

How can I correct my vision? Please suggestions.

Query: Hello doctor, I had retinal vasculitis 8 years ago (no recent activity confirmed by doctors). I am 23 years old and my eye power has been constant in the last 4 years (-8D). I am in dire need to reduce my eye power to be declared fit for my recruitment. Please explain the treatment options and poten...  Read Full »

Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed your history. It seems from the history that you are having refractive error of  -8 dioptres. Since it is constant without any further variation and your age is more than 18 years, you can undergo laser correction of your refractive power. This is called as...  Read Full »

Is it safe to apply MMC in LASEK surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, Is applying MMC in LASEK surgery safe enough? Concerning risk with corneal opacity from LASEK vs corneal 370 µm left after LASIK, which is greater?  Read Full »

Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Applying MMC (Mitomycin-C) in LASEK is safer and in many studies, it has not caused any problems. So, you need not worry. Coming to your second question, LASIK with 370 µm left, is very safe as we take the safety level as 250 µm. Hence I feel LASIK risk ...  Read Full »

Is there any treatment other than surgery for watery eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, My left eye is watering and having difficulty in reading. I am facing this problem since 18 months. Several eye drops and ointments were used with any positive result. I had the same problem before 10 years, and it was cured with some injection. Now, after consulting three specialists, th...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Deshwal

Answer: Hi,Welcome to is probably blockage of nasolacrimal duct, which cannot be opened up with drugs.Surgery is the only option. Please get it done. There is nothing major. Best wishes.For further doubts consult an eye care ophthalmologist online -->  Read Full »

Will the lump in my right eye after the surgery go away on its own?

Query: Hello doctor,I had undergone tear trough filler treatment six days ago. Before the doctor started the procedure, he told me I had many capillaries under my eyes, and the skin was very thin, so I might get bruises. He did the treatment of the right eye, which went fine. When he started with the left ...  Read Full »

Dr. M. Anjali Shelbi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Since you underwent tear trough filler surgery a week ago, there can be a little swelling and bruising. When the bruising subsides, it leaves behind orange-brown stains due to hemosiderin deposition. It will resolve after a few days.  Read Full »

Is LASIK a better eye surgery option than SMILE?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to go for a corrective surgery and am confused between Contoura and SMILE. I request you to please give your opinion on the following doubts of mine. People say that all LASIK surgeries involve greater cornea related risks which SMILE does not. Your view on this? While for SMILE pe...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If LASIK has greater corneal risk than a SMILE? This is true. LASIK does have a greater risk of flap-related complications. In SMILE, as there is no flap created, there are no complications associated with it. Corneal depth in LASIK is dependent on your refractive e...  Read Full »

Can ROP be managed surgically?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and have ROP (retinopathy of prematurity). I have a completely detached retina in my left eye and a partially detached retina in my right eye. I was born prematurely at 28 weeks and was diagnosed with ROP. I have stage 5 ROP in my left eye and a partly detached retina...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. As the right eye is only partially detached, I think you should go for surgery. Because as time passes, the detachment will increase, and with time visual prognosis becomes guarded. I suggest you discuss the option of pars...  Read Full »

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