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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
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
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
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
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
I've had multifocal lens implants but my distance in one eye is distorted what coukd be the cause?
Distorted vision: Is often a sign of a retinal problem. Call your ophthalmologist for appointment. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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