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Can Cataract Lens Be Replaced
For cataract surgery: When we perform cataract surgery we remove the lens of the eye. In order for the patient to see the lens needs to be replaced. This lens implant is permanent and should not need to be replaced in the future. The implant lens can be removed if necessary however removal of the implant lens may be difficult. It is not usually done unless the patient is having significant difficulty. ...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 iris implant along with inraocular lens implant be done prior to implanting the contact lens in sn without iris n natural lens.
Usually: Myopia is usually caused by the eye being longer than average, the cornea being steeper than average, or both. Cataracts develop in everyone eventually. During surgery, the doctor replaces the catarac with an intraocular lens implant. This lens has the capacity to permanently correct myopia (much like a contact lens does), and definitely cures cataracts. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not needed: A cataract is an opacity of the substance of the natural lens. Surgical correction is done by removal of this material. A cataract of this sort cannot recur although the supporting back membrane holding the artificial lens can lose transparency requiring a quick laser procedure to open it up and restore vision. Rarely a lens may need changing or stabilizing but this is corrective and not a redo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only cure is surgery: Not all cataracts require surgery. If best VA is worse than 20/40 or glare is affecting VA, most surgeons prefer to do surgery sooner but depends on pt's sx, pt's risk factors, pt's preferences; also, though no guarantees with any surgery, many patients are less dependent on glasses & even glasses free after surgery which helps many in decision process: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cataract: Would an aspheric monocular IOL typically be stable when placed or move around like multifocal and accommodating IOL's can? Thanks.
All R Stable: All IOLs are normally stable. We wish accommodative IOLs would move anterior to posterior and then back, but the process of healing cements them in place and they typically stop working over time Most IOLs micro-shake a little while healing, but it is a complication to actually move. Monofocal, multifocal and Toric IOLs are designed to stay in place for the rest of your life ...Read more
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
Is it possible to have an allergy to acrylic cataract lenses they put in surgically to correct cataracts?
Probably not: "allergic reactions" do not occur to either silicone or acrylic intraocular lenses. Very rarely people have issues where the lenses need to be removed or exchanged for a different material (silicone for acrylic or vice-a-versa) but this is exceedingly rare. In these situations there are usually other factors in the eye contributing to the need for exchange and not an allergic reaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is possible: Some of the newer toric lens implants have a light yellow tint which is designed to reduce glare. If the other eye has a clear lens implant some patients will notice a small difference between the two eyes. If the other eye has an early cataract which is also slightly yellow, or a matching implant, few people can see a difference. Most will adapt and not notice after a few weeks. ...Read more
Complex: Clearly ozordex is recommended for a very complex case. The details are essential and best explored with your ophthalmology team. The retinal doc will do the implant, but your regular ophthalmologist or glaucoma specialist need to keep a close eye on your eye pressure! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If the cornea is of normal curvature and health and the tear is sufficient to support a lens, then a contact can be worn. The vitrectomy will not affect the front of the eye unless the need for the vitrectomy included pathology of the front of the eye. Ask your ophthalmologist about your corneal health. ...Read more
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