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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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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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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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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.
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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

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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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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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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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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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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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Can I wear contact lenses with a cataracts or not?

Yes: Contact lenses are like glasses in that they correct any refractive error. If a cataract is causing a refractive error (i.e. Myopia) without decreasing the sharpness much due to cloudiness, then contact lenses will help. Otherwise if the cataract is too cloudy, then contact lenses may not make the vision any better. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure cataracts without lens implants?

Is it possible to cure cataracts without lens implants?

Not really: Cataract develops secondary to the advancement of age, trauma or some medications. You can help to delay it but there is no real cure for it. Uv protective glasses, avoiding trauma to the eye or certain medication and use of antioxidant can help to delay progression. ...Read more

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Do i need contact lenses or not after cataracts removed?

Sometimes: It depends on the focusing of your eyes with your lens implants. Many patients now are able to achieve freedom from glasses or contact lenses with modern cataract surgery. Nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism can usually be corrected if desired. Some patients opt for implants that can correct presbyopia as well. ...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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Does medicare cover the new type of lenses for cataract patients?

Does medicare cover the new type of lenses for cataract patients?

No: Medicare will cover the cost of the cataract surgery itself, but will not cover the cost of advanced technology lenses for correction of astigmatism or for decreasing the need for reading glasses after surgery. ...Read more

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