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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)

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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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?

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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What is the cost of multifocal lens in a cataract surgery that is covered by insurance?

What is the cost of multifocal lens in a cataract surgery that is covered by insurance?

Mostly not: Most insurances will cover the cost of the basic intraocular lens for replacement of focusing. Multifocals are, from their standpoint, an expensive add on. And they will not cover the added cost. If you want these, you will have to pay the extra $600-$1000 for the fancy lens. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you've had cataract surgery and had new lens put in, can you still use the sunbed or not?

I'm just wondering, if you've had cataract surgery and had new lens put in, can you still use the sunbed or not?

Yes: You will still need to wear eye protection, though. Life before and after cataract surgery does not really change. Only difference is that should see better. ...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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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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What happens if the wrong lens was implanted after cataract surgery?

Likely lens exchange: Choosing the correct refractive power in the lens implanted in the eye during cataract surgery is vitally important to restoring clear vision. If the incorrect lens is mistakenly implanted, typically a second surgery to replace the lens is required. On occasion the incorrect lens is similar enough to the correct lens that minor glasses or even laser surgery can be done to correct the error. ...Read more

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Wrong lens implanted after cataract surgery, is it possible to fix this?

Wrong lens implanted after cataract surgery, is it possible to fix this?

Wrong lens: Yes, but it depends how wrong it is... It is a difficult surgery, and more things can go wrong. If you just need a little glasses to correct the differenece that might be all you need. Alternatively, if your surgeon has little experience with this, you may want to seek out another surgeon that has more experience removing or exchanging lenses. ...Read more

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After cataract surgery, can the new lens slip or is it stitched into place?

Rarely : The implant has "arms" called haptics which hold it in place inside the lens capsule. If it was not inserted properly or if the eye sustains trauma then it can get misaligned or dislocated. This is fairly rare, but if it does occur it can often be repositioned with additional surgery. ...Read more

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I have significant astigmatism, is doing cataract surgery with a lens. Surgeon said the lens can only correct 10 to 25% astigmatism. Is it worthy?

I have significant astigmatism, is doing cataract surgery with a lens. Surgeon said the lens can only correct 10 to 25% astigmatism. Is it worthy?

High Astigmatism : I'd get a second opinion regarding this. If your astigmatism is so high that a toric IOL is only able to correct 10-25%, of you astigmatism, I'm wondering whether you have an underlying corneal degenerative condition, like keratoconus. An acrysof toric will correct a max of about 4 diopters. If what has been measured is 75% more or about 7 diopters oF astigmatism, it's not worth it in my opinion. ...Read more