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Laser stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. Laser therapy can be used to shrink tumors, treat kidney stones, improve vision, treat pain, remove tattoos, remove warts, and hair removal.

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Why do I have a reddish hive on my hand since 15 years?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a small red or pink hive from the last fifteen years on my right hand.  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and have viewed the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can see a cluster of bumps. This could be either lymphangioma circumscriptum or an eczematous condition. Can you provide the following details: 1. Are these ...  Read Full »

Should I stop weight training after laser eye surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been doing weight training for six months but recently my eye specialist told me to not lift heavy weights because I had laser treatment for retinal holes three years ago. So, should I stop weight training completely or should I drop the weights? Currently, I am doing deadlifts....  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to went through your query. There is no limit of weight lifting as such. But usually heavy weight lifting or strenuous exercise is banned if there are untreated breaks. If breaks are secured with a sufficient laser that usually takes one to two weeks for maximum effect. B...  Read Full »

How serious is temporal pigmentation with retinal elevation?

Query: Hi doctor, I went to an optometrist and diagnosed with something like below. Retinal exam showed OD temporal area of pigmentation (old chrpe vs atropical hole) with area of retinal elevation. I have attached the optomaps. Can you please tell me how serious is this? Does it need surgery?  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your optomap. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The first (left eye) one seems fine. The second one (right eye) on your left-hand side has a few changes. It is a bit tricky to make assumptions based on images, but are you referring...  Read Full »

Should I undergo squint correction surgery for my exotropia?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had an exotropia squint in my right eye for the last 10 to 12 years. Presently I have very low vision in that eye, and near and far vision is blurry. I consulted an ophthalmologist, and he recommended a LASIK surgery and, after that, a squint correction surgery a month later. Sho...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You can proceed with the LASIK surgery and the squint correction as advised.:Your right eye is amblyopic (lazy eye). So, the vision, even after a LASIK, will be 6/18 p and not 6/6. As y...  Read Full »

Which one should I opt for a vision problem, a laser treatment or specs?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know to weather the laser treatment is better than continuing specs for vision. What would be the drawbacks of laser treatment, is it very complicated?  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is quite a common question youngsters ask. The best answer to this is it depends on you and your daily activities, profession, and lifestyle, etc. For example, if you want to take up professional sports, modeling, enjoy adventure sports, few jobs in the armed fo...  Read Full »

I have angiomas on the back. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have angiomas on the back. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, these are cherry angioma. What do you want to know specifically about these? These are harmless and will require electrocautery if you want them to get removed. No creams or oral medications are effective.  Read Full »

I have a cluster of bumps on the penis. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have a cluster of bumps on the penis. This has been going on and off for two years. I have this recurrent cluster of bumps. They appear at the same spot about every three months.   Read Full »

Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your concern may be condylomata accuminata. It is a type of viral infection due to human papillomavirus. Do you have any history of unprotected sexual exposure? If yes, go for an STD panel investigation which includes: VDRL (venereal disease research laboratory). ...  Read Full »

What is cylindrical eye power?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is four years and 10 months old. He has -2.5 cylindrical power in both the eyes. Is it possible for his eyesight to recover? Is this a serious condition at this age? Can it be improved with a diet? Are there any precautions I must take? Could it be due to excessive use of phones an...  Read Full »

Dr. Bachar Khoury

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Unfortunately, his eyesight will not return to normal. But his vision can be corrected with a LASIK surgery after he turns 18. It is not a serious condition. It cannot be improved with diet. You can ensure he takes breaks when reading and watching television.   Read Full »

Do I need to remove my hair during surgical removal of birthmark behind the neck?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a birthmark behind the right side of my neck, which looks like a black thick mass. I had once consulted a skin specialist to check if there are any options to get this removed. I was told that even if it is removed by surgical means there are chances that it may reappear. I wan...  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the photo. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I understand your concern. The condition is known as nevus sebaceous. In case of deep surgical excision in nevus sebaceous, chances of it coming back are very less. The thing is the excision should...  Read Full »

I have stretch marks all over my body. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have stretch marks all over my body for years due to losing a lot of weight. I want to ask a question about the stretch mark removal laser if it is going to work for me. I am a 20-year-old female. Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, We welcome you to the family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. I have seen your query and concern and examined your picture (attachments removed to protect patient identity). It seems you have stretch marks or striae. Stretch marks occu...  Read Full »

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