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

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

Multifocal IOL risks: MIOLs have many advantages: improve the reading, distance, & intermediate vision in the vast majority of patients (assuming macula, optic nerve, brain are functioning normally). Halos, glare (usually improves with time), need for reading glasses/distance Rx from residual astigmatism biggest risk after MIOLs aside from general surgery risks. ...Read more

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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?

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!: 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! ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the risks or side effects of refractive surgery and how common are they?

I was wondering what are the risks or side effects of refractive surgery and how common are they?

Need Thorough Eval: The most important part of the process is the screening. A thorough evaluation is done to make sure you are a good candidate. Most common risk is dry eye, glare, halos which usually lasts a few weeks to months. Some risk for infection and inflammation that can be treated. Risk for requiring an enhancement if your prescription is not fully treated. Rare risk of ectasia ( warping of the cornea). ...Read more

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Is there any side effects or risks of knockknees surgery?

Is there any side effects or risks of knockknees surgery?

Let me explain: There is risk with each operation. 1-general risks (anesthesia, infection post operation complications). 2- risk from that particular procedure, in this procedure if it is done right i see no big problems. ...Read more

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Are there serious risks associated with brow lift surgery? I'm worried there could be bad side effects that could leave me looking worse after my brow lift than before. .

There : There are multiple risks with any surgery involving anesthesia, but for the brow lift surgery itself there are the risks of infection, bleeding, nerve injury (sensory and/or motion), asymmetry, scar formation, need for additional procedures, CSF leak (depending on technique used) as well as poor aesthetic outcome. Simply stated, it is important to have a complete review of your goals, how those goals will be achieved and the expertise of your surgeon. Be healthy and be well, james m. Ridgway, md. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors or side effects of the gamma knife surgery?

What are the risk factors or side effects of the gamma knife surgery?

Variable: Overall side effect profile is better than conventional radiation. Common side effects include- local pain, scalp swelling, headaches, discomfort from stablizing pin insertion. Other less common side effects include nausea, vomitting, skin rash, some hair loss, brain swelling or necrosis in the treated area. Seizure risk and hearing or visual changes are rare. ...Read more

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Which is better risk, risk of recurrence in meshless open inguinal hernia surgery or risk of side effects from mesh.?

Which is better risk, risk of recurrence in meshless open inguinal hernia surgery or risk of side effects from mesh.?

Mesh is better: Most of us surgeons agree and the literature is pretty clear, that hernia recurrence rates without mesh are much higher while the risks of using mesh are quite low. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with laser eye surgery? I have very bad eyesight and am tired of wearing glasses, but i'm afraid that laser eye surgery could make me go blind. Is that a possibility? Are there any serious side effects of the surgery?

What are the risks associated with laser eye surgery? I have very bad eyesight and am tired of wearing glasses, but i'm afraid that laser eye surgery could make me go blind. Is that a possibility? Are there any serious side effects of the surgery?

There are risks: Lasereyesurgery perfomed with the correct pre, intra and postoperative care is often life changing.However, there are potential complicatiuons for every type of surgery.Night vision disturbances, glare and halos are common, often improve and usually tolerable. More severe complications such as inflammations and infections can often be treated with good results.Major visual loss is rarely possible. ...Read more

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What is the cost of multifocal lens in a cataract surgery that is covered by insurance?

What is the cost of multifocal lens in a cataract surgery that is covered by insurance?

Mostly not: 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. ...Read more

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