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Can Cataract Surgery Be Redone
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
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
No: A successful cataract surgery removes the cataract ; replaces it with an iol (lens implant). You might be referring to the development of a "secondary" cataract, which is not a cataract but a clouding of the delicate capsule that surrounds the iol. This capsular opacification is what is treated by a laser (yag capsulotomy) to clairify vision that has been affected by it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Better Vision:): The first few days after surgery may be somewhat blurred, however, some patient see better immediately. Best vision may require a spectacle rx, depending on the type of implant you were a candidate for, and which one you selected. You should experience no pain. Make sure you use your drops as prescribed and do not rub the eye or lift heavy objects immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Lasik surgery is performed on the cornea to re-shape it in order to reduce or eliminate the need for distance glasses. The retina is the membrane lining the inside of the back portion of the eye (like the film in the camera). Retinal surgery is generally done for serious, often sight threatening conditions or diseases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Femto Laser: The femtosecond laser was approved about 2 years ago to assist with certain steps of cataract surgery. It is not widely used because it is prohibitively expensive and not covered by insurance. Modern cataract surgery is done by ultrasound and utilizes sophisticated lens implants to correct for pre-existing refractve errors. Laser or no laser, modern cataract surgery is a miraculous operation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
After recovery from vitrectomy for macular pucker and subsequent cataract surgery will a patient be able to wear contact lenses?
Contacts after CS: Depending on the type of cataract surgery performed (sutures used or not), the vast majority of patients can use contact lenses after surgery (usually after 1-3months) if needed still after surgery: our goal in most patients is to help them be glasses/contact lenses free. More information at eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable amount: Cataract surgery is a skill that is learned as a resident doctor in an ophthalmology residency program. The amount of surgical experience varies greatly as well as the learning curve of the eye surgeon. In general, the more successful surgery the doctor performs, the more reliable and predictable are the results. Most eye md's have sufficient experience to perform safe, routine surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: Each procedure has its own potential set of complications and risks. It is possible for your cornea to develop haziness or "scar" tissue as it heals. The chances of this occurring are small and can be lessened by the use of certain topical drugs during and after the surgery. Discuss this issue in more detail with your surgeon. ...Read more
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