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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
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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).


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Has anyone ever used an intraocular lens?

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

Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
87 doctors shared insights

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).


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Can you please tell me about an intraocular lens?

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

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

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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Which intraocular lens to choose? Who makes the final decision?

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

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

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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What are intraocular lens implants?

What are intraocular lens implants?

For cataract surgery: When we perform cataract surgery we remove the lens of the eye. In order for the patient to see the lens needs to be replaced. The replacement lens is the intraocular lens implant. ...Read more

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Which intraocular lens is good for cataract?

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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How long does it take to recover after an intraocular lens exchange surgery?

Lens exchange: If you already had an artificial lens implant placed and this is being exchanged then recovery should be very quick, few days. If your natural lens is removed and an implant placed then recovery is several days to a couple weeks. This is of course assuming that your eye is otherwise healthy. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the risks of an intraocular lens implant ?

What are the risks of an intraocular lens implant  ?

None: If some one gets cataract surgery then he/she will need lens implant to replace the natural lens that developed into cataract. The lens made of inert material that is not allergenic or immunogenic therefore it does not cause any reaction. ...Read more

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Is secondary intraocular lens implant effective?

Yes.: A secondary intraocular implant iis effective, but with all surgical procedures there are risks and benefits. This should be discussed thoroughly with your ophthalmologist before you proceed. ...Read more

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Tell me about intraocular lens implants (monovision)?

Monovision IOLs: Monovision (one eye distance focus, one eye near) is a common method to correct presbyopia (loss of reading vision over age 40). The + is an increased independence from glasses. The - is a loss of depth perception and potential imbalance. A trial of monovision with contact lenses is recommended before surgical correction (cataract lens implants or laser vision correction). ...Read more

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Can intraocular lens replacement surgery ever be reversed?

For cataract surgery: When we perform cataract surgery we remove the lens of the eye. In order for the patient to see the lens needs to be replaced. This lens implant is permanent and should not need to be replaced in the future. The implant lens can be removed if necessary however removal of the implant lens may be difficult. It is not usually done unless the patient is having significant difficulty. ...Read more

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Could intraocular lens replacement surgery have a bad outcome?

Could intraocular lens replacement surgery have a bad outcome?

Yes: Any surgery can have a bad outcome. Find a skilled surgeon that you trust. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which intraocular lens is good for cataract operation?

Expert opinions? Which intraocular lens is good for cataract operation?

Cataract IOL choice: Best intraocular (IOL) choice: Depends on what you want to see best after surgery, do you have astigmatism, etc. If you want good reading, intermediate, distance VA, Multifocal or Crystalens may be option. Full answer: Cataract Surgery Options at eyedoc2020.blogspot.com. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an intraocular lens, should I not participate in contact sports?

You can: You should think of an intraocular lens just like your own natural lens. If there is enough force to damage or dislodge an intraocular lens, it would have done the same to a natural lens. You can do whatever sports or activity you desire. The risks do not change in any way by having had your lens replaced. ...Read more

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Are intraocular lens really effective for high myopia rate patients (-15)? Are there different types of these intraocular lenses for myopia? Risky?

Are intraocular lens really effective for high myopia rate patients (-15)? Are there different types of these intraocular lenses for myopia? Risky?

Yes: Implant choices: Best intraocular (IOL) choice: Depends on if you want good reading, computer, distance vision OR all distances after surgery; if you have astigmatism (may need Toric IOL). If you want good reading, intermediate, distance VA, Multifocal or Crystalens may be option. Full answer: Cataract Surgery Options at eyedoc2020.blogspot.com. ...Read more

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