Doctor insights on:
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had lens implant done a year ago and still having trouble seeing shadows. Want a 2nd. Opinion as to problem. What kind of dr. Do I want to see?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
- Talk to a doctor online
- Do hemorrhoids last forever?
- Does alopecia last forever?
- Will landsickness last forever
- Cataract surgery lens implants
- Do you have mrsa forever?
- Do i have to take spironolactone forever?
- Do you have to take cholesterol medicine forever?
- Are pupils reactive to light after cataract surgery and lens implants?
- Do acne scars last forever?