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Do I need to have EKG done for my cataract surgery?

Do I need to have EKG done for my cataract surgery?

Depends: Pre-anesthesia evaluation usually assesses the need for one based on age and medical history, cardiac exam, etc. Cataract surgery performed topically is very low cardiac risk. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Electrocardiogram (Definition)

Electrocardiogram (ecg, ekg) is a print-out of the electrical forces detected by electrodes on the chest wall, as electricity travels through the heart with each heart beat. The electrodes are placed in different positions, and each position "sees" the electrical activity of the heart from its own vantage point. Abnormalities in signal detected at chest surface ...Read more


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Is cataract surgery done with a laser?

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 more

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Is the emulsification cataract surgery done under topical anesthsia?

Is the emulsification cataract surgery done under topical anesthsia?

Yes: The procedure can be done just with topical anesthesia with eye drop local anesthetics or local anesthesia gel. Some of the older ophthalmologists still use a retro bulbar block to numb the eye which may require some IV sedation. ...Read more

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What are activity restrictions after ecce cataract surgery done with stitches?

What are activity restrictions after ecce cataract surgery done with stitches?

After Cataract Surg: After Small Incision Cataract Surgery, most eyeMD still recommend no bending, lifting heavy things, straining for at least 3-5 days with shield on at night time/when sleeping; no swimming with eyes open under water as well. If you had an ECCE, most extend this to 7-10days depending if there is no wound leak at the suture site. Your MD should be able to tell you when you can lift these restrictions ...Read more

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Since cataract surgery is much cheaper in mexico, will it be safe to travel and get it done over there and will it have the same realibiltiy?

Since cataract surgery is much cheaper in mexico, will it be safe to travel and get it done over there and will it have the same realibiltiy?

Money v. odds: Most cataract surgery is covered by insurance. You are quite young for this condition so is there something else happening in your eye? While cataracts can be successful in mexico, you have little recourse if there is a problem. Be sure you are not covered in the usa before you make such a decision and remember that you are assuming a greater risk. ...Read more

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I need a cataract surgery and a diabetic retinopathy surgery. Which should be done first?

I need a cataract surgery and a diabetic retinopathy surgery. Which should be done first?

Depends: The timing depends on the specifics of your case. Sometimes the cataract needs to be first but other times the retinal surgery does. In other cases, both surgeries can be performed at the same time. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a cataract surgery done?

No: Modern techniques for cataract treatment are terrific and pain free. You will be gently treated, not be aware of the anti-pain premedication given to you and enjoy a post-operative recovery that you will find to be remarkable. ...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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Can cataract surgery be done while sitting up or always with the patient lying down?

Usually lying down: In some cases the patient can be slightly seated up if cannot lie flat; microscope has best view of cataract when patient lying flat. More info: [email protected] Com ...Read more

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Do many ophthalmologists do cataract surgery in their own office or does a person usually have it done in an outside facility or hospital?

Yes: As time passes and government/insurance mandates makes group practice more common, it is more efficient to build a surgery suite in your office. Perhaps 15% of practices do this currently. Most use a free standing surgery center for cataract surgery but may move to office based surgery in the not too distant future.

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Deteriorating vision w panuveitis & cataract in right eye.19, studying & am finding it tough to cope. Can cataract surgery only be done once? W orzudex?

Deteriorating vision w panuveitis & cataract in right eye.19, studying & am finding it tough to cope. Can cataract surgery only be done once? W orzudex?

Can be done more: Than once, but in an eye that is already internally inflamed, even doing one cataract surgery has it's risks, as well as post-op cataract recovery time. Must reduce stress levels, and also have a full work up done by your internist to look at other causes of system inflammation and rule that out too. Want the eye as quiet as possible. ...Read more

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My mom-cataract surgery done on both eyes around 6-7 years back. Is being advised laser capsulotomy 4 left eye, does this cause retina thinning?

Laser capsulotomy: Is a common procedure that may be needed weeks, months or years after cataract surgery. A laser is used to open the original lens capsule that is left in position to support the intraocular lens which is inserted at the time of the original surgery. This laser procedure is very safe and will not cause retinal thinning. ...Read more

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I have cataract surgery before 15 days. But I still can't read well even with +4 reading glasses. Is it normal?

I have cataract surgery before 15 days. But I still can't read well even with +4 reading glasses. Is it normal?

Reading!: How is your distance vision? You may be using too strong if reading glasses, try a + 2.00. There are many possible explanations for your situation. See your surgeon! ...Read more

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I had a cataract surgery 15 days ago but I still can't read well even with +4 reading glasses. What should I do?

I had a cataract surgery 15 days ago but I still can't read well even with +4 reading glasses. What should I do?

Surgery: Do not worry...People may require up to 90 days to have their best vision after surgery. Keep using your drops and give yourself more time to heal... ...Read more

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I have down's syndrome and had cataract surgery yesterday. They put me under for it. I have been tired ever since and can't seem to shake it. What should I do?

I have down's syndrome and had cataract surgery yesterday. They put me under for it. I have been tired ever since and can't seem to shake it. What should I do?

2-3 days: If you received general anesthesia, the effects can last up to 48 hours. Some aesthetics concentrate in the fatty tissues and may take a couple of days to return to normal. ...Read more

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Are you put under for cataract surgery?

Are you put under for cataract surgery?

Rarely: Most cataract surgery is performed under local anesthesia, sometimes with a little assist intravenously but not asleep. The only patients consistently put to sleep are children, and adults with movement disorders and mental deficiency;. ...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: [email protected] Com
Visionary Ophthalmology, Rockville, MD ...Read more

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What are effective alternatives to cataract surgery?

What are effective alternatives to cataract surgery?

No surgery: Cataract surgery is considered an elective procedure. Except for a few situiations, you, as the patient, decide when you want to have the surgery. If you are happy with your vision, you can wait on the surgery as long a you want. ...Read more

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What are possible complications of a cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery: Cataract surgery is usually very safe. There can be complications. More common ones are posterior capsule opacification requiring a later laser procedure, wound leak, posterior capsule rupture. Less common ones are retinal detachment, infection, and prolonged inflammation. For more information please check out: http://www. Allaboutvision. Com/conditions/cataract-complications. Htm ...Read more

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What happens generally before a cataract surgery operation?

What happens generally before a cataract surgery operation?

A brief summary: Prior to the procedure you are given an I.V. And your eye is dilated. You will also be given antibiotic eye drops. Sedation is given to you just before the procedure starts and your face is cleaned and a sterile drape covers everything but your eye. By this time, you should not have any memory of the procedure. There should also be no discomfort at all. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cataract surgery?

What is the definition or description of: cataract surgery?

Lens surgery: Cataract surgery is the surgical procedure performed when the natural lens in the eye becomes opaque affecting vision. The cloudy lens is removed surgically and replaced with an artificial intra-ocular lens (iol). ...Read more

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What are the different techniques used in cataract surgery now?

What are the different techniques used in cataract surgery now?

Ultrasound: The vast majority of cataract surgery in the U.S. Is performed with a small corneal incision (usually less than 3mm) followed by phacoemulsification, or ultrasound, to destroy the cataract. The lens implant is folded, inserted through the small corneal incision, and then unfolds while in the eye. You have some choice in the lens implant selection as lenses now have multifocal capability. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits and disadvantages associated with a cataract surgery?

Many Advantages: There are over 3 million cataract surgeries performed annually, and it enjoys amongst the highest patient satisfaction of any surgery. Removal of the cataract improves vision, restores clarity, makes colors brighter, and often eliminates the need for glasses post-operatively. Complications are very rare, but include infections or other potential causes of loss of vision or blindness.. ...Read more

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Could medicare pay for cataract surgery?

Medicare pays for CS: Medicare pays for majority of cataract surgery. Extra costs if a patient desires a refractive implant or advanced implant to correct for astigmatism &/or reading vision & for laser cataract surgery, which helps many patients in long term recovery, decreased risk, complication rates. But medicare pays for about 80% or more depending on benefits. See: [email protected] Com ...Read more

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