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What causes eye implants to get cloudy ?

What causes eye implants to get cloudy
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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 more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more


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Can you give me some information on eye implants?

Can you give me some information on eye implants?

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

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
Once
If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
Once
Do NOT rub eye
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Any adivce on trying to decide whether to get eye implants?

Any adivce on trying to decide whether to get eye implants?

Maybe: Believe it or not there are actually a large number of different devices you can have "implanted' in the eye. Some are medically necessary and some are not. Some are safe and some are unsafe. It actually depends on what type pf implant you are referring to. ...Read more

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Will there ever be visual eye implants for people who lost their eyes in a accident?

Will there ever be visual eye implants for people who lost their eyes in a accident?

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

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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect amblyopic eye
96 Hrs, Once for Once
Get annual eye exam
1 Yrs, Yearly for 1 Yrs, Yearly, forever
Use low vision aids if severe
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Can blind people ever see without "eye implants"?

Can blind people ever see without "eye implants"?

Depends: All depend on the cause of your blindness.Some are trasient or temporary.Others are permanent.See an experienced ophthamolosist. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover eyes
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If you have pink eye, wash face towels with hot water separately
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Are there visual eye implants for people who lost their eyes to trauma?

Are there visual eye implants for people who lost their eyes to trauma?

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