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Can Cataract Lens Be Replaced
Cataract: 48 M from VT asks: Is there any danger in me not having my lens replaced, it has a cataract.? ANS: Yes you may be blinded at night by car lights and kill yourself or others. But your eye Dr who knows what your cataract looks like and is doing. Listen to them. But usually no danger until it begins to affect vision esp night lights. Read more
Occurs whent here is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...Read more
Usually: Lenses are rarely put in the wrong place after cataract surgery, even when it is complicated and there are problems. Lenses get out of place when there are variations in the internal anatomy of the eye, fragile components which are unpredictable and some degrees of trauma. These can usually be fixed at a second surgery. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: With the right selection of patient to receive this lens and the proper expectations of the type of vision to be expected, this has been a helpful addition to this surgery. It is gradually becoming more commonplace and the available lenses are continuously being improved. Note that it is an extra personal expense not covered by insurance or medicare. Discuss with you eye surgeon. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me if you've seen anyone who undergone cataract surgery and replaced the lens with accommodative iol. How do you feel the result?
Accommodative IOL: Crystalens & Trulign Toric (by Bausch + Lomb) are only FDA-approved intraocular lenses (IOLs) that use a method called accommodation (IOL tried to mimic back & forth movement of natural lens in capsular bag). These pts should see better at near & intermediate without glasses compared to those who had a monofocal IOL: more info: eyedoc2020 blogspot com Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I wear eyeglasses for distance. If I get cataract surgery to replace the lens, only, will I still need eyeglasses after cataract surgery?
Is Intraocular lens medically necessary for 70yr old's cataract removal? Doc is forcing mom to replace her natural lens during cataract surgery.
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 Read more
Multifocal vision: The new iol (intraocular lenses) are of 2 kinds, one allow you to see far and near (like a bifocal contact lens) and the other corrects for astigmatism. There is I believe one on the way that might do both but not yet on the market. Since cataract patients are senior the multifocal lens is a great advantage (but somewhat costly). Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Several Options: There are many lens choices for vision correction. Although the standard monofocal implant has stood the test of time (63 years to be exact), it has limited ability to provide you with glasses freedom. Toric implants correct astigmatism, while multifocal and accommodating lenses can provide distance and reading vision without glasses. Ask your eye surgeon about which may work best for you. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Premium IOL: Toric iols correct astigmatism. Multifocal and accommodative iols correct presbyopia. Multifocals provide better reading compared to accommodative iols but can result in a degradation in the overall quality of vision and produce side affects such as haloes around lights. Accommodative iols are monofocal so there is no degradation in the quality of vision but don't perform as well for near. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will need watching: If a cataract is removed in a baby, either a lens implant is placed during surgery, or contact lenses and/or glasses are prescribed afterwards. It is difficult to accurately predict the exact prescription needed in infants because their eyes may continue to grow, causing a change in their prescription. Regardless of which method is used, close follow-up is needed to avoid losing vision over time. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, that is routine: A cataract is the clouding of the eye's natural lens. Virtually all cataract surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and placing an artificial intra-ocular lens (iol) implant in its place. There are some newer more advanced iols that act like intraocular invisible bifocals to minimize need for postoperative glasses (multifocal iols) or to treat pre-exisiting astigmatism (toric iol). Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: I assume you mean intraocular lens implants. If the lenses have not been properly inserted, are multifocal, or if there is a residual refractive error, this may occur, although it is fairly uncommon. Another cause could be opacification of the membrane behind the implant, which can be cleared with the use of a laser. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Lens options: There are 3 key options for cataract surgery: monofocal (give you ability to see 1 distance); multifocal (see multiple distances but risk of glare/halos); accommodative lenses (allow multiple distances; less risk of glare; but may not work as well for reading vision especially over time). More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com Visionary Ophthalmology, Rockville, MD Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers