A 42-year-old member asked:
Does cataract surgery always involve inserting a plastic lense into the eye or it can go without that ?
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Specializes in Anesthesiology
It can go: without that but then you'd have to wear thick glasses
4.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
IOL choices: IOLs (intraocular lens implant) are often needed to achieve post-op visual goal. IOL can be acrylic, silicone, PMMA, see Cataract Surgery Options at eyedoc2020.blogspot.com. Sometimes the IOL is not placed (though rare) or placed at a separate time (either by surgeon choice or due to vitreous loss or complications).
3.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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