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Which lens are good for cataract surgery?

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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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

A cataract 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). The condition can worsen by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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Lens in cataract surgery displaced. How easy to rectify?

Lens in cataract surgery displaced. How easy to rectify?

Based on the amount: If an Intra-ocular Lens Implant becomes displaced, the approach to repair (+/- surgery) depends on several factors. 1. Anterior Chamber vs. Posterior Chamber 2. Displaced (Subluxed) vs. Dislocated 3. Involvement of any other ocular structures 4. Level of the Intra-ocular Pressure Bottom line: Please seek evaluation with your Ophthalmic Surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I know which lens I want them to use in cataract surgery?

How do I know which lens I want them to use in cataract surgery?

Ask your doctor: You can research the lenses and then discuss your desires with your surgeon. Your surgeon should be able to describe the pros/cons of each lens and help you decide which is right for you. ...Read more

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How effective is the new light adjustable lens for cataract surgery?

How effective is the new light adjustable lens for cataract surgery?

Promising: Exciting new technology......Shows promise but long term results are not yet known. ...Read more

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What happens if I need cataract surgery at 60? Will I need new lens a decade or so later?

What happens if I need cataract surgery at 60? Will I need new lens a decade or so later?

Unlikely: When you have cataract surgery your doctor is removing the cloudy lens(the cataract) and implanting a clear, artificial lens. Our goal as surgeons is to give you the best vision possible. Talk to your doctor about the options of artificial lens implants available to you to meet your needs. Once a cataract is removed it does not return. ...Read more

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Cataract surgery 6 yrs ago. Feel same like before surgery, cloudy, mocusios. Is it clog up back of my lens? Can optamist able to find out?

Posterior capsule op: Posterior capsule opacification occurs commonly after cataract surgery. Cells from the natural lens left behind during the surgery grow across the posterior lens capsule and sometimes across the posterior surface of the lens implant. They are easily removed in the office with a yag laser. Once removed, they do not return. ...Read more

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Am i allergic to lens from cataract surgery, what should I do?

Extremely unlikely: It is extremely rare to be allergic to the lens material of modern intraocular lenses. Inflammatory precipitates which deposit on the lenses are usually secondary to other causes of inflammation and not the material itself. ...Read more

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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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