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Do lens implants last forever?

Do lens implants last forever?

Lens implant life: They are made of plastics (acrylic, silicone, and pmma) that will last longer than us. The lens capsule behind the lens often opacifies a year or two after surgery. This is treatable with a yag laser in the office or asc. The lenses rarely migrate or develop any changes that would require replacement. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more


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Is there a lens implant for close and distant vision?

Is there a lens implant for close and distant vision?

Yes.: There are advanced technology lens implants that can be used to correct both distance and near vision. These are usually implanted at the time of cataract surgery in properly selected patients. Examples you can check out are restor and tecnis zmboo lenses. ...Read more

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What are intraocular lens implants?

What are intraocular lens implants?

For cataract surgery: When we perform cataract surgery we remove the lens of the eye. In order for the patient to see the lens needs to be replaced. The replacement lens is the intraocular lens implant. ...Read more

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Can I be allergic to my lens implant?

Can I be allergic to my lens implant?

No: Lens implants are made of plastic which does not interact with your immune system. There are other conditions in the eye which may have set up an inflammation in your eye (uveitis) but the origination is not the lens implant. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Could lens implants be replaced?

Yes but: Lens implants are not designed to be removed. Under certain circumstances, it may be necessary to exchange an implant. This can be done but the ease of doing this varies greatly; and depends on several factors including how long the implant has been in place. A very careful discussion of the risks needs to be had with your eye surgeon before considering this. ...Read more

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Will my vision continue to improve if I get multifocal lens implants?

Will my vision continue to improve if I get multifocal lens implants?

Multifocal IOL MIOL: Multifocal Intraocular Lenses have many advantages: they improve the reading, distance, & intermediate vision in the vast majority of patients (assuming macula, optic nerve, brain are functioning normally). Halos & glare can be biggest issue after MIOLs & these usually improve with time. Vision can improve also after surgery as eye/cornea heals. ...Read more

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What are the risks of an intraocular lens implant?

What are the risks of an intraocular lens implant?

None: If some one gets cataract surgery then he/she will need lens implant to replace the natural lens that developed into cataract. The lens made of inert material that is not allergenic or immunogenic therefore it does not cause any reaction. ...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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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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Is secondary intraocular lens implant effective?

Is secondary intraocular lens implant effective?

Yes.: A secondary intraocular implant iis effective, but with all surgical procedures there are risks and benefits. This should be discussed thoroughly with your ophthalmologist before you proceed. ...Read more

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Are there any risks or side effects to multifocal lens implant surgery?

Are there any risks or side effects to multifocal lens implant surgery?

Multifocal IOL risks: MIOLs have many advantages: improve the reading, distance, & intermediate vision in the vast majority of patients (assuming macula, optic nerve, brain are functioning normally). Halos, glare (usually improves with time), need for reading glasses/distance Rx from residual astigmatism biggest risk after MIOLs aside from general surgery risks. ...Read more

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In astigmatism and cataract, which types lens implant is for allergic or sensitive?

No category: There are implants catered to fix astigmatism, up to a certain amount. However, there are no hypo-allergenic implants, because there is no such thing as allergies to intraocular implants. So if being hypoallergenic is your worry, you technically can get any type of lens. Just ask your eye doc about the astigmatism. ...Read more

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Types of eye implant lenses?

Types of eye implant lenses?

Several types: There are several types of fda approved lens implants. These include standard single vision implants covered by insurance; plus other types of more advanced implants that are not. These advanced implants can be used to correct astigmatism, to function as a bifocal lens implants to correct distance and near vision (multifocal or accommodating technology implants). ...Read more

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Tell me about intraocular lens implants (monovision)?

Monovision IOLs: Monovision (one eye distance focus, one eye near) is a common method to correct presbyopia (loss of reading vision over age 40). The + is an increased independence from glasses. The - is a loss of depth perception and potential imbalance. A trial of monovision with contact lenses is recommended before surgical correction (cataract lens implants or laser vision correction). ...Read more

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I am getting intraocular cataract lens implants wednesday! Bifocal or monofocal, what's the difference?

I am getting intraocular cataract lens implants wednesday! Bifocal or monofocal, what's the difference?

Bifocal Implants: Patients who have monofocal implants with their cataract surgery usually require at least part time glasses: for either distance or near tasks. A bifocal implant has both distance and near powers in it to allow focus at both distances. Many patients with bifocal implants ill not need glasses after surgery. ...Read more

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What happens if you have cataract surgery with the lens implant before?

What happens if you have cataract surgery with the lens implant before?

Nothing: You only need cataract surgery with a lens implant one time. If you are experiencing vision issues, you should see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure cataract without a lens implant but with corrective lenses?

Is it possible to cure cataract without a lens implant but with corrective lenses?

Only cure is surgery: Not all cataracts require surgery. If best VA is worse than 20/40 or glare is affecting VA, most surgeons prefer to do surgery sooner but depends on pt's sx, pt's risk factors, pt's preferences; also, though no guarantees with any surgery, many patients are less dependent on glasses & even glasses free after surgery which helps many in decision process: eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com ...Read more

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Can you say if it could lens implant surgery be an improvement over contact lenses?

Riskier: Intraocular implants are a riskier way to correct vision than contact lenses. The vision is no better with them than contact lenses. ...Read more

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Can iris implant along with inraocular lens implant be done prior to implanting the contact lens in sn without iris n natural lens.

Can iris implant along with inraocular lens implant be done prior to implanting the contact lens in sn without iris n natural lens.

No: Patients that fail contact lens trial are then candidates for a synthetic iris and intraocular lens in cases of traumatic aniridia. In cases of congenital aniridia e visual prognosis is lower, and surgery is less beneficial. ...Read more

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Is it risky to have a corneal transplant and lens implant during the same procedure?

Is it risky to have a corneal transplant and lens implant during the same procedure?

Minimally: The increase in risk is typically just the increase in risk of having a second procedure/cataract surgery which is minimal. If there is any significant cataract it usually makes more sense to take care of it while you are there rather than having to do it at a later time where it can compromise your transplant. There is a greater chance of a higher post-operative glasses rx with combined surgeries. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about cataract surgery with toric lens implant?

Can you tell me about cataract surgery with toric lens implant?

Good option: For those with moderate to significant astigmatism, which is a good portion of the population, choosing a toric lens implant for your cataract surgery will reduce your dependence on glasses post surgery. I advise my patients who have astigmatism to opt for a toric lens if they can afford the premium cost. If they can't, glasses will correct the astigmatism post surgery. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about what it's like to have cataract surgery with toric lens implant?

Can you tell me about what it's like to have cataract surgery with toric lens implant?

Toric IOL: Toric implants correct for astigmatism & distance vision though usually do not correct for reading unless is a Trulign (Crystalens Toric) or Restor Toric (still not available in US). Vision usually much clearer if all astigmatism corrected; rotation of toric can increase the risk of visual distortion more than monofocals. ...Read more

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Are intraocular lens implants a permanent cure for cataracts and myopia?

Usually: Myopia is usually caused by the eye being longer than average, the cornea being steeper than average, or both. Cataracts develop in everyone eventually. During surgery, the doctor replaces the catarac with an intraocular lens implant. This lens has the capacity to permanently correct myopia (much like a contact lens does), and definitely cures cataracts. ...Read more

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Do you know are intraocular lens implants to restore good vision a permanent cure for cataracts and myopia?

Do you know are intraocular lens implants to restore good vision a permanent cure for cataracts and myopia?

Cataract Surgery: Cataract surgery has advanced tremendously in the last few decades. Risks still remain but the majority of patients have their cataracts & myopia cured with cataract (or clear lens) extraction & premium intraocular lenses. See for more info: eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com: Cataract Surgery Options. ...Read more

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Had catarac & lens implant a year ago and still have blurry vision mostly when cloudy out. My doc. Says nothing he can do. Scary to drive at night.

Had catarac & lens implant a year ago and still have blurry vision mostly when cloudy out. My doc. Says nothing he can do. Scary to drive at night.

Second opinion: See an ophthalmologist for a second opinion. You may have clouding behind the intraocular lens (pco) that can be treated with laser, swelling of your retina that can be treated with drops or injections, or you may need glasses for refractive error. The doctor should be able to correct your vision or tell you why it is not correctable. ...Read more

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Would the intraocular lens implant interefere with eye surgery?

What kind surgery: Intraocular lens placed in the eye to replace your natural lens that was developed into cataract. What kind of eye surgery are you referring? It does not interfere with lasik, lid, conjunctiva or retina
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