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

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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Are intraocular lens really effective for high myopia rate patients (-15)? Are there different types of these intraocular lenses for myopia? Risky?

Are intraocular lens really effective for high myopia rate patients (-15)? Are there different types of these intraocular lenses for myopia? Risky?

Yes: Implant choices: Best intraocular (IOL) choice: Depends on if you want good reading, computer, distance vision OR all distances after surgery; if you have astigmatism (may need Toric IOL). If you want good reading, intermediate, distance VA, Multifocal or Crystalens may be option. Full answer: Cataract Surgery Options at eyedoc2020.blogspot.com. ...Read more

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Can an ocular melanoma tumor be surgically removed without radiation therapy or removing my eye?

Can an ocular melanoma tumor be surgically removed without radiation therapy or removing my eye?

Ask your specialist: That is a very specific question which can't be answered without a lot of information which we can't share in a forum like this. Seek out an institution and physician team with experience in ocular melanoma. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Alternative to slow down retinitis pigmentosa? Also does using bifocal lens on cataract surgery worsen the eye iself than standard lens

Alternative to slow down retinitis pigmentosa? Also does using bifocal lens on cataract surgery worsen the eye iself than standard lens

Vitamin A: Vitamin a , 15000 iu has been shown to slow down the progression of retinitis pigmentosa in some patients. A bifocal lens implanted during cataract surgery may not be the best lens for an rp patient. Small decreases in contrast sensitivity and halos can rarely occur with a bifocal iol. The best vision may be optained with a convetional implant. Your ophthalmologist can help you choose. ...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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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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How to increase vision of eye naturally without wearing lens/glasses and laser technology?

How to increase vision of eye naturally without wearing lens/glasses and laser technology?

Nutrition: You can't delay the effects of aging on the eyes for long. Nature catches up with cataract and presbyopia. Do pay attention to good nutrition though. Ared study showed importance of supplementation in preventing wet macular degeneration. Most believe that nutrition is important in ocular health but doses to use are not agreed upon. An exam of the retina is a good way of gauging health too. ...Read more

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Which intraocular lens is good for cataract?

Which intraocular lens is good for cataract?

Speak to surgeon: There are many options that your surgeon should discuss with you. ...Read more

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Other than monovision, can laser eye surgery correct presbyopia?

Other than monovision, can laser eye surgery correct presbyopia?

No: There have been trial of multifocal lasik done in europe with good results, but in the us it is not available. ...Read more

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Does symptomatic (floaters) lattice degeneration require prophylactic laser treatment? Does it minimise the risk of potential future tractional tears?

Does symptomatic (floaters) lattice degeneration require prophylactic laser treatment? Does it minimise the risk of potential future tractional tears?

Depends: Lattice degeneration is thinning of peripheral retina from vitreous "pulling" on retina with whitening of blood vessels- forms a patch of "lattice" white blood vessels and thinned retina. Lattice can be associated with round retinal holes from the thinning and retinal tears at the edge-this can result in retinal detachment. Laser is used to treat symptomatic tears or risk of retinal detachment. ...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 ocular melanoma the same as skin melanoma?

Is ocular melanoma the same as skin melanoma?

Not really: Ocular melanoma starts in the back of the eye and is genetically and clinically different than the more common skin melanoma. Although they look fairly similar under the microscope, their typical clinical patterns are very different. ...Read more

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Would the intraocular lens implant interefere with eye surgery?

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 . ...Read more

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What risk factors are involved to undergo floater (eye) removal procedure by yag laser? Anything to do with retinal damage?

What risk factors are involved to undergo floater (eye) removal procedure by yag laser? Anything to do with retinal damage?

Floater removal: The use of a yag laser in the vitreous creates a shock wave that can cause a retinal tear or detachment. The yag laser can sometimes break up a large floater into several smaller floaters which may or may not be less bothersome. A floater, in of itself, is annoyance and the risks associated with removal must be weighed against the benefit. Please discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Does 'laser iridotomy' in glaucoma treatment damages cornea?

Does 'laser iridotomy' in glaucoma treatment damages cornea?

No: No this procedure should not damage the cornea but can cause some short term irritation of the cornea. ...Read more

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