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A 48-year-old member asked:

what happens if i need cataract surgery at 60? will i need new lens a decade or so later?

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Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Unlikely: When you have cataract surgery your doctor is removing the cloudy lens(the cataract) and implanting a clear, artificial lens. Our goal as surgeons is to give you the best vision possible. Talk to your doctor about the options of artificial lens implants available to you to meet your needs. Once a cataract is removed it does not return.
Dr. Douglas Liva
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Modern implants last a lifetime. Implants placed 30 years ago still work as well as when first implanted unless they have become significantly decentered.
Sep 7, 2013
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
No: Cataract surgery at age 60 means your natural lens has turned cloudy and affects your vision. Once the cloudy natural lens is replaced with and artificial lens it should last you a lifetime.
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
No: The lens implants last forever and will not need to be replaced in standard cases.

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