Medical Questions » Epilepsy

Question 1:I am terribly concerned about my two year old daughter, who has had several fever fits. Do febrile convulsions in children lead to epilepsy later in life?
Question 2:How do you deal with someone who is having an epileptic fit?
Question 3:What is epilepsy? I have been told that I have it after I had a funny turn in the street, but I don' t understand it. Can you explain this condition?
Question 4:What medications can be used to treat epilepsy? My teenage son has suffered from the condition for years, but keeps having fits despite taking regular medication.
Question 5:What are the different types of epilepsy?
Question 6:What is colour blindness?
Question 7:I have just been diagnosed as having glaucoma. My mother had it too. What causes this disease?
Question 8:How do you know if you have glaucoma? My mother is blind from it and I do not want to go the same way.
Question 9:My mother has been diagnosed as having mild glaucoma, but all the doctor has done is give her some eye drops. How is glaucoma treated?
Question 10:Can you give me information on what causes vitreous floaters in the eye. How long do they last?
Question 11:I have floaters in the inside of the eye. Could you tell me if there is any treatment for this?
Question 12:I get flashes of black or clear spots or shapes in my eyes. My vision is still perfect. Any suggestions?
Question 13:I am sure that my son has a squint, but my GP keeps saying he hasn' t. What should I do?
Question 14:The doctor is concerned about my grand-daughter' s squint. What is a squint, and is it serious?
Question 15:Can glare damage your eyes?
Question 16:What are the best sunglasses to buy?
Question 17:After having gradually worsening vision for several years, I saw my GP who said I had a cataract, and he has referred me to a specialist. The GP thinks I will need an operation. Is this the best treatment for a cataract?
Question 18:What is the best time to have a cataract operation? When it is only slightly annoying, or should I wait until later?
Question 19:My friend is to have cataract surgery to fit a new lens into one eye. Why is only one eye done? After the operation, can he read with one eye without glasses?
Question 20:I am 55 and suffer from watering eyes. It is worse when I walk or cycle, and the tears irritate the skin around the eyes, making it itchy, which annoys the eyes further.
Question 21:My eyes are constantly watering. What can be done about this?
Question 22:I keep losing the coordination of my eyes. At times i am alright, then I see double, and looking in a mirror, the eyes point different ways. What is wrong?
Question 23:I would appreciate your opinion on the cause of a pterygium in the eyes. Some say it is glare, others sand or other foreign matter in the eyes. How is this condition caused, and how do you prevent it?
Question 24:My mother is having a vitrectomy. What sort of operation is this?

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