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Does cataract surgery always involve inserting a plastic lense into the eye or it can go without that ?

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Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
It can go: without that but then you'd have to wear thick glasses
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Agree. Also could be fitted with contact lenses.
May 17, 2014
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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).

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