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Unwanted cells: At cataract surgery, removal of all human lens cells is attempted. However, occasionally some are left behind and become attached to the human structure (capsule) left behind to hold the implants. They grow and multiply, eventually clouding the light pathway. This is remedied by a yag laser capsulotomy, a simple, safe procedure to open the clouded capsule. Vision should be restored if all else ok! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need specific info: "eye implants" can mean different things. Most likely, you are referring to intraocular lens implants which are routinely used following removal of a cataract. This is a highly effective way to restore vision after cataract surgery. Other possible "eye implants" could mean an artificial eye used as a prosthesis after a diseased eye is removed. There are also cosmetic eye implants like "jewels" etc. ...Read more
Depends.: Your best bet is to ask your treating ophthamologist and reconstructing doctor. ...Read more
Not soon: The eye connects to the brain with a nerve containing about 1.2 million fibers. There is no known way to cause one nerve to re-establish a connection let along a million. So eye transplants are a thing of the future. If the eyes are intact (but blind) some work is being done on microarray light receptive implants which might help. Stem cells might also help. But no quick fix yet. ...Read more
Not yet: The "implants" that are currently in use for replacement of injured eyes that have become blind are cosmetic in nature. They are quite good at duplicating the appearance of the uninjured eye, and many have good apparent eye movements too. As of this time, there is not an implant that can replace the injured eye with an eye that has vision. ...Read more
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