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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
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Intraocular Lens (Definition)

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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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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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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Yoga (Tip)

Yoga

Yoga increases your intraocular pressure and can lead to glaucoma. ...See more

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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

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

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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Managing Glaucoma (Tip)

Managing Glaucoma

Always mention a family history of glaucoma or if a family member used eye drops for a long time. ...See 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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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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Diabetes (Tip)

Diabetes

Diabetics are also at higher risk of glaucoma, cataract, and diabetic retinopathy. ...See more

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

Patient : The traditional mono-focal standard lens that only corrects for one distance. Presbyopic lens that are newer lens that corrects both distance and near. Toric lens corrects astigmatism. Both toric and presbyopic lenses are not covered by the insurance. Please discuss the options with your doc. Your doc advice and inform you on the lens options and you will make the final decision ...Read more

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