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Doctor insights on: Extracapsular Cataract Surgery

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Is lensectomy a cataract operation?

Is lensectomy a cataract operation?

Yes: Essentially, yes. Lensectomy is the doctors name for removal of the crystalline lens in the eye, which is the same thing that is done with a cataract operation. It can be done from either the front approach usually used by cataract surgeons, or the rear approach often used by retinal surgeons. In most cases, an artificial lens (implant) is used to replace the removed natural lens. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

A condition that results in the clouding of the normally clear ...Read more


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Iol lens shifts after surgery?

Iol lens shifts after surgery?

Sometimes: Most iol's remain in a stable place and position after cataract surgery. Some might shift a little in position due to the biology of healing. Occasionally there is a big shift which might require repositioning surgery. ...Read more

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Retinal surgery laser risks?

Safe overall.: Retinal laser is used for diabetic retinopathy and for retinal tears most often. The treatments are usually safe and effective. Complications are rare though sometimes encountered. An errant laser can cause a black spot in the vision, but this is rare in experienced hands. Also rare are problems with the pupil dilating. The benefit of laser to patients should exceed the risks otherwise why do? ...Read more

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Recovery time after retinal detachment surgery? Procedure: vitrectomy

Recovery time after retinal detachment surgery?  Procedure: vitrectomy

3-8 weeks.: Although less common, a short acting gas bubble in a relatively simple detachment can facilitate a shorter period of face down positioning. Surgeons use gases with different rates of absorption for this purpose. Usually drops continue for between two and four weeks, depending on situation. Finally, silicon oil can be used and no positioning at all is required but the oil must be removed. ...Read more

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Is laser surgery required after having a cataract eye operation?

Is laser surgery required after having a cataract eye operation?

Maybe: Sometimes laser vision correction is offered after cataract surgery in order to decrease dependence on glasses, but it is not required. There is another type of laser that is sometimes needed to improve vision in about 10% of cataract patients called yag capsulotomy. Speak to your cataract surgeon to clarify. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery a cosmetic procedure?

Is lasik eye surgery a cosmetic procedure?

LASIK surgery: Lasik surgery is an elective surgery that is typically not covered by insurance. Another term is to call lasik a self-pay surgery (rather than an insurance-covered procedure). I hope this helps best regards bill trattler, md. ...Read more

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Is image magnification after a cataract surgery iol implant common practice?

Is image magnification after a cataract surgery iol implant common practice?

No: Magnification results because of changing the power of the natural lens in the eye to more plus (+, or higher) power. This is usually done to adjust the optics of the eye so you do not need glasses for distance. The change in power can result in magnification of the image. Especially noticeable if the other eye is still more minus or negative power and you compare the two images. ...Read more

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What are cataract surgery complications?

CS Complications: post Cataract Surgery Issues/Complications: need for glasses still, need YAG laser: PCO, dry eye sx/worsening, eyelid droop, recurrent uveitis, eye bleeding, needing another surgery/laser (for multiple reasons: refractive surprise, swelling of macula CME, IOL dislocation, failing cornea), rare: infection,retinal hole, detachment, loss of vision, loss of eye, loss of life; [email protected] ...Read more

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Which lens is better after cataract surgery?

Which lens is better after cataract surgery?

S/p Cataract choices: If you mean which implant to choose for an intraocular lens implant, see Cataract Surgery Options at eyedoc2020.blogspot.com. If you mean which lens is better after cataract surgery: depends on residual refractive error (is there astigmatism, reading ok? what IOL was placed?). If you need reading, intermediate, distance rx, progressives are best for young pt's if brain can learn. Full answer @blog ...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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Is lasik eye surgery safe?

Is lasik eye surgery safe?

Amost always: Nothing is 100% safe. Not even driving a car or crossing a street. Lasik is one of the safest procedures around but it's unrealistic to think in absolute terms of "safe" vs "unsafe". The patient has to be willing to sign the consent form that discloses everything that can go wrong (very rarely) and be comfortable taking a small chance for a big reward. ...Read more

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Vitrectomy eye surgery if macula hole retinal detachment?

Vitrectomy eye surgery if macula hole retinal detachment?

Yes: Most common procedure to repair a retinal detachment resulting from a macular hole is a vitrectomy (remove the fluids from the back of the eyeball), replace it with a gas, and position the patient face down for some period of time (sometimes weeks) to allow the hole to close and the detachment to resolve. Most macular holes do not cause a detached retina, but many require a similar operation. ...Read more

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Has anybody done cataract surgery and replaced the lens with accommodative iol?

Has anybody done cataract surgery and replaced the lens with accommodative iol?

Yes: With the right selection of patient to receive this lens and the proper expectations of the type of vision to be expected, this has been a helpful addition to this surgery. It is gradually becoming more commonplace and the available lenses are continuously being improved. Note that it is an extra personal expense not covered by insurance or medicare. Discuss with you eye surgeon. ...Read more

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Could lasik surgery correct astigmatism?

Could lasik surgery correct astigmatism?

LASIK: Typically yes. The majority of astigmatism can be corrected with refractive surgery. However, in patients with severe astigmatism or with irregular corneas inducing astigmatism, it is not recommended these patient undergo surgery. A detailed examination with an eye surgeon specializing in vision correction surgery such as LASIK/PRK is the best next step to determine if you are a good candidate. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery recommended?

Is lasik eye surgery recommended?

Yes: Lasik eye surgery is recommended for appropriate candidates who wish to decrease their dependance on glasses or contact lenses. ...Read more

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Can lower lid surgery be done after cataract removal?

Can lower lid surgery be done after cataract removal?

Yes: After you heal completely from your cataract surgery, you can have any other surgery. Be sure to get the clearance from your original cataract surgeon. ...Read more

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Can corrective lense fix double vision or ghosting after lasik operation?

Can corrective lense fix double vision or ghosting after lasik operation?

Yes: Yes. A rigid gas permeable or hybrid contact lens will likely correct this issue. You should see your corneal surgeon to make sure something else is not causing this issue. ...Read more

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For someone who had posterior vitreous detachment completed prior to cataract surgery, what is the risk of post-cataract surgery retinal detachment?

For someone who had posterior vitreous detachment completed prior to cataract surgery, what is the risk of post-cataract surgery retinal detachment?

Very small : As vitreous traction is the main cause for retinal detachment following cataract surgery, if the vitreous is already separated, there would be no traction and thus the chance of a detachment would be very small. ...Read more

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What are cataract implant lenses?

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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Will my vision improve immediately after having cataract surgery? I need cataract surgery, but i'm worried that i won't be able to see after the surgery. I'll need to return to work as soon as possible after the procedure. How long will it take for my vis

Vision improves fast: Cataract surgery is a quick and easy procedure from which you can recover. Most people begin to see better within a day of the procedure, but this depends on the degree of cataract as well as the type of cataract surgery you have. Depending on your work, you may be able to resume normal activities almost immediately. Speak with your eye surgeon about your particular situation. ...Read more

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