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85 year old with Salzmann's is scheduled for cataract removal surgery. Are there any concerns? Should nodules be removed prior to surgery? Scaring?

85 year old with Salzmann's is scheduled for cataract removal surgery. Are there any concerns? Should nodules be removed prior to surgery? Scaring?

Salzmann's nodules: Hyaline deposits between the epithelium and Bowmans membrane of Cornea causing astigmatism. Superficial keratectomy of astigmatism-inducing Salzmann’s nodules should always be performed prior to cataract surgery. Stable keratometry readings and IOL calculations cannot be reliably obtained until 3 to 6 weeks after surgery. Toric IOLs should be avoided because of the risk of recurrent nodule. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

Occurs whent here is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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What happens after a cataract surgery? If I have my cataract removed, will I be able to see afterwards? Is there any scarring?

What happens after a cataract surgery? If I have my cataract removed, will I be able to see afterwards? Is there any scarring?

Cataract surgery: You should be able to see after cataract surgery as long as the rest of your eye is healthy. No significant scarring occurs. ...Read more

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I have cataracts and corneal scarring 10 years after laser surgery. What to do if difficult to remove cataracts?

I have cataracts and corneal scarring 10 years after laser surgery. What to do if difficult to remove cataracts?

Surgery: If the corneal scarring is not bad, the cataracts can most likely be operated on and your vision improve. All this needs to be determined by the eye surgeon. ...Read more

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85 year old with Salzmann's is scheduled for cataract removal surgery. Are there any concerns? Should nodules be removed prior to surgery? Scaring?

Salzmann's nodules: Hyaline deposits between the epithelium and Bowmans membrane of Cornea causing astigmatism. Superficial keratectomy of astigmatism-inducing Salzmann’s nodules should always be performed prior to cataract surgery. Stable keratometry readings and IOL calculations cannot be reliably obtained until 3 to 6 weeks after surgery. Toric IOLs should be avoided because of the risk of recurrent nodule. ...Read more

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I am patient of high myopia. I wanted to go cataract surgery in order to remove my glasses. Will it be fine in the future.?

I am patient of high myopia. I wanted to go cataract surgery in order to remove my glasses. Will it be fine in the future.?

Confusing question: You have high myopia at age of 31.Why do you need Cataract Surgery.Do you also have Cataract which is unusual at age of 31.I feel your question is if you will be helped by cornea lasic surgery to correct your High Myopia to get rid of your glasses. You should consult an Opthalmologist who does this kind of surgery as it can correct your myopia. If you have cataract they can take care of that too ...Read more

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I am a high uncorrected myope. Corrected: 20/20. If I get cataracts removed, will I have 20/20 if I do not get lasik with cataract surgery?

I am a high uncorrected myope. Corrected: 20/20. If I get cataracts removed, will I have 20/20 if I do not get lasik with cataract surgery?

Depends: Your eyesight corrects to 20/20 which is a good prognostic indicator of good central vision. How you are corrected is important. Do you have astigmatism? Do you wear a special type of contact lens 4 your best 20/20 vision? Cataract vision outcomes are very good. A variety of Intraocular lenses are available to achieve the best uncorrected vision, & yes, sometimes LASIK can enhance the outcome ...Read more

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Had cataract surgery lazer twice 2injections in eyeball op to remove elshnig pearls from behind artificial lense but still suffer from pain behind eye?

Had cataract surgery lazer twice 2injections in eyeball op to remove elshnig pearls from behind artificial lense but still suffer from pain behind eye?

Pain after CS: Pain after Cataract Surgery can be due to: post operative inflammation, healing of corneal wounds (all which is normal). Infection & prolonged pain after cataract surgery needs to be addressed asap. Elschnig pearls should not cause pain. Many eyeMDs would think of Propionibacterium acnes infection if persistent inflammation, pain & posterior capsular haze. See eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com for more info ...Read more

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I had cataract surgery in both eyes a year ago. I am left with a terrible astigmatism in my left eye. The right eye is fine. Can the toric lens he used be removed and a standard lens be put in?

I had cataract surgery in both eyes a year ago. I am left with a terrible astigmatism in my left eye. The right eye is fine. Can the toric lens he used be removed and a standard lens be put in?

Yes: However, you need to find out why you still have astigmatism. The toric lens should have corrected that. Either your astigmatism is stronger than what the lens could correct, the toric lens is not placed or oriented in the ideal position, or something else besides astigmatism is causing your symptoms. Before removing any lens, the cause of your symptoms needs to be identified. ...Read more

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Is surgery is the best way to correct a cataract?

Cataract: Yes. If the cataract is having an adverse effect on your daily life (driving, reading, etc.), then surgery is the best option. ...Read more

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What type of surgery is recommended for cataracts?

What type of surgery is recommended for cataracts?

Find the best surg: The most advanced technique for cataract surgery is being used by about 30% of surgeons. Find a surgeon who performs surgery under topical anesthesia, with a small (2-3 millimeter) incision, foldable lens implants, and no stitches. ...Read more

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What surgery is the best way to correct a cataract?

Surgery: If the cataracts are visually significant, and glasses have been checked, then surgery is the best way to correct for cataracts. Using ultrasound or laser to remove the cloudy lens (cataract) and replace it with an artificial lens implant. ...Read more

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Do you need surgery after being diagnosed with a cataract?

Do you need surgery after being diagnosed with a cataract?

Depends: The diagnosis itself does not mean surgery is automatically needed. Surgery is required when there is a secondary effect of the cataract causing or leading to harm or damage to other structures in the eye. The most common types of cataracts cause a decrease in vision, perhaps glare and halos. A good time to consider it is when daily activities are hampered by the cataract (driving, tv, reading, etc). ...Read more

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For how long can you have cataracts before requiring surgery?

For how long can you have cataracts before requiring surgery?

Forever!: Treatment for cataracts is only indicated if it is affecting you activities of daily living. If they do not progress or cause problems you do not need surgery. Unless they cause other problems such as glaucoma, then surgery is indicated. You should be seen on routine basis by eye care specialist. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is non-surgery method to cure cataract?

Non surgical options: N-acetylcarnosine (NAC) in small studies showed improve vision in cataract patients. However, has not been studied in double blind, randomized, prospective way & studies paid for by company- vested interest. It is not FDA approved. Surgery only cure. Sun protection & eating a diet rich in antioxidants may help prevent worsening. More info at: eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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Will I need surgery in the future after being diagnosed with a cataract?

No.: A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside your eye. As long as you are able to see to perform your daily activities, the cataract can just be observed. When you started having visual difficulties, then it is reasonable to discuss cataract surgery with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cataracts and how are they addressed through surgery?

Decreased vision...: ... Glare, need for increased lighting are the most common symptoms of cataracts. A cataract is the natural clouding of the lens in the eye. The only treatment available is removing the clouded lens material and replacing it with a lens implant. This implant will not cloud up, and cataracts will not develop again after the procedure. ...Read more

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Can there be any other alternative medication for cataract other than surgery?

No: Cataract is a condition that arises in a persons natural lens therefore surgery is the only way to get rid of a cataract. ...Read more

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How long does it take cataracts to developto the point where you'll need surgery?

How long does it take cataracts to developto the point where you'll need surgery?

Differs: Every one is different. The cataracts usually progress slowly and average age for surgery is 67-70 years old. Some need it sooner and some later. Impossible to predict when one will need surgery. It is based on how much the cataracts affect your activities of daily living. ...Read more

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How long does blurriness of vision persist after phaco for cataract? I have had surgery 8 hrs ago and my blurriness have worsened a bit since. Normal?

Probably yes: Cataract surgery today, as amazing as it is, is still surgery. And your body needs to heal and recover. At 8 hours, your body is just starting the healing process. If the surgery went well, your vision should be fine within a week or two. ...Read more

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Are you put under for cataract surgery?

Are you put under for cataract surgery?

Rarely: Most cataract surgery is performed under local anesthesia, sometimes with a little assist intravenously but not asleep. The only patients consistently put to sleep are children, and adults with movement disorders and mental deficiency;. ...Read more

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Which lens are good for cataract surgery?

Lens options: There are 3 key options for cataract surgery: monofocal (give you ability to see 1 distance); multifocal (see multiple distances but risk of glare/halos); accommodative lenses (allow multiple distances; less risk of glare; but may not work as well for reading vision especially over time). More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com
Visionary Ophthalmology, Rockville, MD ...Read more

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What are effective alternatives to cataract surgery?

No surgery: Cataract surgery is considered an elective procedure. Except for a few situiations, you, as the patient, decide when you want to have the surgery. If you are happy with your vision, you can wait on the surgery as long a you want. ...Read more

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What are possible complications of a cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery: Cataract surgery is usually very safe. There can be complications. More common ones are posterior capsule opacification requiring a later laser procedure, wound leak, posterior capsule rupture. Less common ones are retinal detachment, infection, and prolonged inflammation. For more information please check out: http://www. Allaboutvision. Com/conditions/cataract-complications. Htm ...Read more

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What happens generally before a cataract surgery operation?

A brief summary: Prior to the procedure you are given an I.V. And your eye is dilated. You will also be given antibiotic eye drops. Sedation is given to you just before the procedure starts and your face is cleaned and a sterile drape covers everything but your eye. By this time, you should not have any memory of the procedure. There should also be no discomfort at all. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cataract surgery?

What is the definition or description of: cataract surgery?

Lens surgery: Cataract surgery is the surgical procedure performed when the natural lens in the eye becomes opaque affecting vision. The cloudy lens is removed surgically and replaced with an artificial intra-ocular lens (iol). ...Read more

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What are the different techniques used in cataract surgery now?

What are the different techniques used in cataract surgery now?

Ultrasound: The vast majority of cataract surgery in the U.S. Is performed with a small corneal incision (usually less than 3mm) followed by phacoemulsification, or ultrasound, to destroy the cataract. The lens implant is folded, inserted through the small corneal incision, and then unfolds while in the eye. You have some choice in the lens implant selection as lenses now have multifocal capability. ...Read more