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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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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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What are the long term side effects of surgery?

What are the long term side effects of surgery?

Need more info: You will need to put much more information down before this can be answered. What operation? What diagnosis? Any other medical problems? Etc. ...Read more

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What are common side effects after lasik surgery?

What are common side effects after lasik surgery?

Lasik risks: Dry eye, glare & haloes, possible need for enhancement, infection, corneal scarring, decreased vision. ...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. .

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.

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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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Are there any side effects from surgery to repair a torn meniscus?

Are there any side effects from surgery to repair a torn  meniscus?

No realy: Repair of the meniscus help the joint stay healthy avoid arthritis in the future. The only side effect the side effects from the procedure itself, all surgeries have potential complications. ...Read more