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Is lensectomy a cataract operation?

Is lensectomy a cataract operation?

Yes: Essentially, yes. Lensectomy is the doctors name for removal of the crystalline lens in the eye, which is the same thing that is done with a cataract operation. It can be done from either the front approach usually used by cataract surgeons, or the rear approach often used by retinal surgeons. In most cases, an artificial lens (implant) is used to replace the removed natural lens. ...Read more

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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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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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Can eye cataract extraction be done for patient already having glaucoma?

Can eye cataract extraction be done for patient already having glaucoma?

Cataracts & glaucoma: Yes, cataract surgery can be performed in a patient with glaucoma and sometimes results in an improvement in intra ocular pressure. ...Read more

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For someone who had posterior vitreous detachment completed prior to cataract surgery, what is the risk of post-cataract surgery retinal detachment?

For someone who had posterior vitreous detachment completed prior to cataract surgery, what is the risk of post-cataract surgery retinal detachment?

Very small : As vitreous traction is the main cause for retinal detachment following cataract surgery, if the vitreous is already separated, there would be no traction and thus the chance of a detachment would be very small. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which intraocular lens is good for cataract operation?

Expert opinions? Which intraocular lens is good for cataract operation?

Cataract IOL choice: Best intraocular (IOL) choice: Depends on what you want to see best after surgery, do you have astigmatism, etc. If you want good reading, intermediate, distance VA, Multifocal or Crystalens may be option. Full answer: Cataract Surgery Options at eyedoc2020.blogspot.com. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery safe?

Is lasik eye surgery safe?

Amost always: Nothing is 100% safe. Not even driving a car or crossing a street. Lasik is one of the safest procedures around but it's unrealistic to think in absolute terms of "safe" vs "unsafe". The patient has to be willing to sign the consent form that discloses everything that can go wrong (very rarely) and be comfortable taking a small chance for a big reward. ...Read more

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Is laser surgery required after having a cataract eye operation?

Is laser surgery required after having a cataract eye operation?

Maybe: Sometimes laser vision correction is offered after cataract surgery in order to decrease dependence on glasses, but it is not required. There is another type of laser that is sometimes needed to improve vision in about 10% of cataract patients called yag capsulotomy. Speak to your cataract surgeon to clarify. ...Read more

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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 more

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Eccimery laserfor miopia in glaucoma patient?

Eccimery laserfor miopia in glaucoma patient?

Not recommended: Laser refractive surgery is generally not recommended for patients with glaucoma but it depends on many factors: is it early glaucoma, is prk planned? There may be exceptions to the general rule. ...Read more

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Recovery time after retinal detachment surgery? Procedure: vitrectomy

Recovery time after retinal detachment surgery?  Procedure: vitrectomy

3-8 weeks.: Although less common, a short acting gas bubble in a relatively simple detachment can facilitate a shorter period of face down positioning. Surgeons use gases with different rates of absorption for this purpose. Usually drops continue for between two and four weeks, depending on situation. Finally, silicon oil can be used and no positioning at all is required but the oil must be removed. ...Read more

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Which lens is better after cataract surgery?

Which lens is better after cataract surgery?

S/p Cataract choices: If you mean which implant to choose for an intraocular lens implant, see Cataract Surgery Options at eyedoc2020.blogspot.com. If you mean which lens is better after cataract surgery: depends on residual refractive error (is there astigmatism, reading ok? what IOL was placed?). If you need reading, intermediate, distance rx, progressives are best for young pt's if brain can learn. Full answer @blog ...Read more

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Who has eye enucleation surgery?

Who has eye enucleation surgery?

Diseased eyes: Enucleation is commonly performed due severe eye trauma, a chronically painful eye with very high or very low pressure, a severely infected eye or tumors growing inside the eye. ...Read more

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Will lasik eye surgery help serpiginious choroidopathy?

Will lasik eye surgery help serpiginious choroidopathy?

No: No. Lasik is to help with refractive errors, whereas serpiginous chorioretinopathy is treated through medical approaches. ...Read more

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Optometrists: progressive glasses after monovision cataract surgery. How do these work?

The same: as they do before cataract surgery - by correcting both eyes for distance and having a progressively stronger column in the bottom of the glasses for close work. By allowing both eyes to see clearly at all distances, this should allow good vision for those activities in which the mono-vision correction is not adequate. ...Read more

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Is image magnification after a cataract surgery iol implant common practice?

No: Magnification results because of changing the power of the natural lens in the eye to more plus (+, or higher) power. This is usually done to adjust the optics of the eye so you do not need glasses for distance. The change in power can result in magnification of the image. Especially noticeable if the other eye is still more minus or negative power and you compare the two images. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery recommended?

Is lasik eye surgery recommended?

Yes: Lasik eye surgery is recommended for appropriate candidates who wish to decrease their dependance on glasses or contact lenses. ...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.

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