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Intraocular Lens (Overview)

Cataracts are a common age-related vision problem. Surgery involves removing the cataract and replacing the abnormal lens with a permanent implant called an intraocular lens (IOL).


Dr. George Yang
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If you have have an intraocular lens, can it be replaced if there are changes in your vision?

Dr. George Yang
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If you have  have an intraocular lens, can it be replaced if there are changes in your vision?

Yes: But the intraocular lens is unlikely the source of your changed vision. A secondary cataract could have developed, which can be treated by a type of laser surgery; or something else could be happening with your eye, such as diabetes. You will need a complete eye exam to determine the source of your vision problem. ...Read more

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Intraocular Lens (Overview)

Cataracts are a common age-related vision problem. Surgery involves removing the cataract and replacing the abnormal lens with a permanent implant called an intraocular lens (IOL).


Dr. Richard Bensinger
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I am planning to get iol intraocular lens. Has anyone had problems with this?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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I am planning to get iol intraocular lens. Has anyone had problems with this?

Usually not: The introduction of an intraocular lens to replace the removed (cataractous) natural lens is now the standard of care in eye surgery. There are some options regarding multifocal (premium) lenses which your surgical ophthalmologist can discuss. But the risks are tiny; the results generally excellent and most problems can be fixed even though they are very uncommon. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
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Has anyone ever used an intraocular lens?

Dr. Michael Sinclair
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Has anyone ever used an intraocular lens?

Yes: Millions of people have had intra ocular lens implants associated with cataract surgery. The results are usually very good. ...Read more

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Dr. Nazhat Sharma
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Please suggest what type of intraocular lens (iol) brightocular uses in their procedure?

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Please suggest what type of intraocular lens (iol) brightocular uses in their procedure?

IOLs: Bright Ocular is an intraocular implant placed in the Anterior chamber of the eye to change the color of Iris in conditions like: Albinism, Iris Coloboma, Partial or total Aniridia. It is not used to correct vision, but to treat intense photophobia.. lasik can be done few months prior or after the implant to correct the vision. It is FDA approved, to my knowledge. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Can you please tell me about an intraocular lens?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Vision correction: A cataract is a loss of transparency of the natural lens. Removal of the cataract means the focusing element of the eye is therefore removed. To replace this, an inert plastic intraocular lens has been developed which can be permanently implanted in the eye to replace this focus. It is now a routine part of cataract surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ham
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Is it possible that dust accumulate on an intraocular lens once it's been put in?

Dr. Michael Ham
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No: It is not possible. The lens is inside your eye and dust can not get to the lens. Sounds as if you may have floaters. ...Read more

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Dr. William Cappaert
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Please tell me can dust accumulate on an intraocular lens once it's in??

Dr. William Cappaert
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No: Dust can not get to the lens. However, after the cataract surgery there can be pigment and other inflammatory debri deposited on the intraocular lens. This would not affect your vision and would be a problem only if there is continuing inflammation in the eye. If your ophthalmologist said everything was OK then don't worry. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Witlin
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Which intraocular lens to choose? Who makes the final decision?

Dr. Richard Witlin
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Which intraocular lens to choose? Who makes the final decision?

Discuss with surgeon: There are a variety of intraocular lenses available at this time. All have their own advantages and disadvantages. You and your surgeon should discuss the type of lens that will give you the type of vision you desire. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Bradley
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Are intraocular lens implants to restore good vision a permanent cure?

Dr. Jay Bradley
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Are intraocular lens implants to restore good vision a permanent cure?

Yes: Yes. Cataract surgery is only needed once and corrects the issue. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Hines
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Which intraocular lens is good for cataract?

Dr. Gregory Hines
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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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