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Is there any danger in me not having my lens replaced, it has a cataract.?

Is there any danger in me not having my lens replaced, it has a cataract.?

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

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

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


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Can the lens be replaced if it is put not in the right place after cataracts removal?

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 more

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Has anybody done cataract surgery and replaced the lens with accommodative iol?

Has anybody done cataract surgery and replaced the lens with accommodative iol?

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 more

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If cataract surgery and replace the lens with accommodative iol, how do you feel?

If cataract surgery and replace the lens with accommodative iol, how do you feel?

Feeling: After surgery with accommodative lens, you should feel no difference but vision should be excellent at distance and good at intermediate and near. Read more

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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?

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 more

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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

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What are these new cataract lenses?

What are these new cataract lenses?

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 more

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What are the best cataract lens replacements?

What are the best cataract lens replacements?

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 more

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What happens when the lens is removed for cataracts?

What happens when the lens is removed for cataracts?

Liquified!: The lens, and the cataract that is forming in the lens, is liquified by a process called phakoemulsification. That liquid is rinsed and drained out, so that the lens of the eye is gone. Read more

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What is name for the new cataract lenses? The expensive ones

What is name for the new cataract lenses? The expensive ones

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 more

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What happens when the lens is removed from a baby due to cataracts?

What happens when the lens is removed from a baby due to cataracts?

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 more

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When having your cataracts removed, can you have a lens put in to improve your vision?

When having your cataracts removed, can you have a lens put in to improve your vision?

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 more

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What are cataract implant lenses?

Intraocular lenses: Current practice of cataract treatment involves removing the cataractous lens and replacing it with an intraocular lens (which can be called an implant lens). Almost all cases of this surgery end with the implantation of such lenses. Read more

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Night glare with cataract lenses?

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 more

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Which lens are good for cataract surgery?

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 more

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Which intraocular lens is good for cataract?

Which intraocular lens is good for cataract?

Speak to surgeon: There are many options that your surgeon should discuss with you. Read more

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