A 30-year-old member asked:
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Are there any risks or side effects to multifocal lens implant surgery?

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Dr. LINDA VARGAS
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Just like with any cataract surgery procedure, there are risks associated with the surgery such as infection, bleeding, pain and loss of vision. With multifocal implants these risks are no different. In addition to these risks there are common issues with these implants such as "halos" around lights or neon signs at night. This is usually an issue with the nonaccomodating implants.
Answered on Jul 23, 2013
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