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cataract surgery success rate

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Levin
13 years experience Ophthalmology
Not to worry!: Placing an intraocular lens implant during surgery after cataract removal is standard of care. It does not hurt at all as you are numb from the anest ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Definitely: Cataract surgery will make things clearer, with an epiretinal membrane the vision may still be blurry or distorted.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Don't Play Doctor: If the heart rate is a real concern, his pcp or cardiologist should be consulted.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Get second opinion: Cataracts that need surgery is a rare thing in this age range. I suggest a second opinion if surgery has been recommended.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
PROCEDURE BY WHICH: A small incision is made to remove an opacified, old lens and replace it with a clear new one.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
29 years experience Ophthalmology
No: In most cases cataract surgery is irreversible as the natural lens is removed and an intraocular lens is placed. If you are having problems after sur ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Rarely: Most cataract surgery is performed under local anesthesia, sometimes with a little assist intravenously but not asleep. The only patients consistentl ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Highly successful: Cataract removal is almost always by ultrasonic fragmentation of the lens removing the opaque portions. It is done under local anesthesia (except in ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Intraocular lenses: There are many types of intraocular lenses (iols) which are used for cataract surgery. Most people have basic iols which will correct either distance ... Read More
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Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
No: The only alternative to cataract surgery is to not remove the cataract. If you choose not to remove the cataract, the vision will slowly deteriorate. ... Read More
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