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Haneygenpathc14-16

HaneygenpathCh14-16 Treatment and Prognosis

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Treatment involves the prescription and fitting of corrective lenses, either in the form or eye glasses or contact lenses. Refractive Errors
With corrective lenses the prognosis is good Refractive Errors
Treatment must be directed at the underlying cause Nystagmus
The prognosis depends on the underlying cause Nystagmus
Warm compresses may be prescribed to hasten the pointing of the abscess. Antibiotic eye drops or ointment may be used Stye (Hordeolum)
The prognosis is good with treatment but recurrences are common Stye (Hordeolum)
If a foreign object is indeed present in the eye, irrigation of the surface may be attempted, or a topical anesthetic may be administered and the object removed Corneal Abrasion
The prognosis is good with treatment. Corneal Abrasion
Treatment depends on the degree of visual impairment and on the age, general health, and occupation of the affected indiviual. Cataract
The prognosis is good with surgery, and visual acuity is improved in 95 percent of cases Cataract
Treatment depends on the location and extent but generally invovles restriction of eye movement through sedation, bed rest, or the use of an eye patch Retinal Detachment
The prognosis is good if surgical repair is successful Retinal Detachment
Laser therapy may be used and may delay or prevent the onset of blindness Macular Degeneration
The disease slowly progresses, especially without treatment, and can lead eventually to blindness Macular Degeneration
Treatment varies depending on the causative agent, but antibiotic therapy may take the form of eyedrops or systemic medication Conjunctivitis
The prognosis is good if degeneration of the conjunctiva or corneal damage does not occur. Conjunctivitis
Treatment is specific to the particular type and should be prompt and vigorous. Uveitis
Most usually subsides in a few weeks with treatment but it may persist despite the treatment Uveitis
Requires daily shampooing to remove the scales. An antibiotic ointment will be prescribed if caused by Staphyloccus Blepharitis
The prognosis is good with proper treatment and care, but some forms tend to recur and become chronic Blepharitis
Topical treatment with eyedrops and ointment is likely to be prescribed Keratitis
The prognosis is good when the condition is properly treated, but untreated may lead to blindness Keratitis
Treatment depends on the cause Strabismus
Generally, the earlier the treatment is begun, the more rapid is the improvement and the more effective the treatment Strabismus
A dull ring curet put through a speculum may be all that is necessary to remove the wax. Impacted Cerumen
the prognosis is good with removal of the wax; however, the condition may recur Impacted Cerumen
Antibiotics and analgeics may be prescribed. The ear must be dry and clean, and it should be protected from trauma External Otits
Tends to recur and become chronic. When untreated can cause hearing loss External Otits
In severe cases drainage may be ordered to promote drainage Otitis Media
The prognosis is good given prompt treatment Otitis Media
The ear most affected may undergo staphedectomy with prosthesis inserted Otosclerosis
The prognosis improves following surgery, although some degree of lasting hearing impairment is characteristic of the disease Otosclerosis
Ongoing attacks of motion sickness are usually successfully treated with antihistamines, antiemetics, or sedatives Motion sickness
Although the condition may be severe enough to be debilitaiting for some, the symptoms of motion sickness usually disappear with the restoration of equilibrium Motion sickness
A salt free diet, diuretics, antihistamines, and mild sedatives are helpful in long term care Menieres disease
The prognosis varies, but usually recurrent attacks over several years lead to residual tinnitus and hearing loss Menieres disease
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