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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?
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