A 39-year-old male asked:
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is intraocular lens medically necessary for 70yr old's cataract removal? doc is forcing mom to replace her natural lens during cataract surgery.

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Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Very Necessary!: Absolutely. If your mom doesn't get an implant after her surgery, she will be blind without wearing either contact lenses or ultra thick glasses with power of greater than +10. Intraocular lens implants are one of the miracles of modern medicine. They are absolutely necessary, not luxuries fit only for a wealthy young person. Best wishes
Answered on Apr 17, 2018

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