are there any risks or side effects to multifocal lens implant surgery

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Dr. Rajesh Khanna answered:

Are there any risks or side effects to multifocal lens implant surgery?

Minimal

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Just like any procedure there are risks involved. I encourage you to read my book, Pi in the Eye, available on Amazon.com to give you more information before you go and have a multifocal lens implanted
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Dr. Michael L. Ham answered:

I am having cataract surgery. My optometrist told me my multifocal lens implant will cost me $5000 per eye and I have to pay before. Is this correct?

Excessive!

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Sounds excessive. 2-3 times the typical cost. You need to be educated on thees types of lenses and make sure it is what you want and need to meet your expectations first. You may be very satisfied with a standard monofocal Intra-ocular lens and making both eyes for distance (you will need readers to read), or mono vision with a near eye and distance eye. If you were not informed, go elsewhere!
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Would the intraocular lens implant interefere with eye surgery?

What kind surgery

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Intraocular lens placed in the eye to replace your natural lens that was developed into cataract. What kind of eye surgery are you referring? It does not interfere with LASIK, lid, conjunctiva or retina .
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Dr. Jay C. Bradley answered:

What happens if you have cataract surgery with the lens implant before?

Nothing

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You only need cataract surgery with a lens implant one time. If you are experiencing vision issues, you should see an eye doctor.
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Dr. Richard Witlin answered:

Could I get lasik eye surgery if I have a intraocular lens (iol) implant?

Probably

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Not sure why you have an IOL at such a young age-but if you had a cataract removed, or had a refractive lens implant done, and there is a residual prescription, it can often be treated by lasik eye surgery.
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Dr. Tim Conrad answered:

Can you say if it could lens implant surgery be an improvement over contact lenses?

Riskier

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Intraocular implants are a riskier way to correct vision than contact lenses. The vision is no better with them than contact lenses.
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What is the cost of multifocal lens in a cataract surgery that is covered by insurance?

Mostly not

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Most insurances will cover the cost of the basic intraocular lens for replacement of focusing. Multifocals are, from their standpoint, an expensive add on. and they will not cover the added cost. If you want these, you will have to pay the extra $600-$1000 for the fancy lens.
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Is vision correction possible with implanted lenses that can reshape my corneas? I've read that there's now a vision correction surgery that can fix my extreme myopia by implanting a lens. How would this new lense compensate for my nearsightedness? What a

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ICL surgery is superb for correcting nearsightedness without resorting to lasik surgery. There is no reshaping of the cornea as with laser surgery and the lens can be removed if there are significant changes in your vision in the future allowing for another type of treatment. It is a great treatment particularly for those who are too nearsightedness for lasik treatment
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Will my vision continue to improve if I get multifocal lens implants?

Yes and no

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Multifocal lens implants always have a small degree of soft focus to them, precisely because part of the image from distance and part of the image from near overlap on the focal point in the retina. The brain, however, is the greatest image processor on the planet and will learn, or nero-adapt, to make the clearest image possible out of what it has to work with. Yes, after about 6 months, better.
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Dr. Tim Conrad answered:

Ive had multifocal lens implants but my distance in one eye is distorted what coukd be the cause?

Distorted vision

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is often a sign of a retinal problem. Call your ophthalmologist for appointment.
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