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Which is bettee femto lasik or intraocular lenses?

Which is bettee femto lasik or intraocular lenses?

Depends : There are many approaches to provide better vision. Cataract surgery despite all the advantages and even with femto laser assisted cataract surgery still has a higher risk profile than lasik . However if you have visually significant cataracts then lasik a poor choice. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more


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Crystalens vs Toric Lense for Cataracts/Astigmatism. Which is better?

Crystalens vs Toric Lense for Cataracts/Astigmatism.  Which is better?

Toric IOLs: The Crystalens and Trulign are high tech intraocular lenses called presbyopia-correcting or "premium" IOLs. Crystalens for those who have both cataracts and hyperopia, which causes near vision problems. The Trulign Toric IOL best suited to people who have astigmatism and wish to have improved uncorrected near, intermediate and distance vision after cataract surgery. Be prepared for side effects ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery safe?

Is lasik eye surgery safe?

Amost always: Nothing is 100% safe. Not even driving a car or crossing a street. Lasik is one of the safest procedures around but it's unrealistic to think in absolute terms of "safe" vs "unsafe". The patient has to be willing to sign the consent form that discloses everything that can go wrong (very rarely) and be comfortable taking a small chance for a big reward. ...Read more

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Is prk preferred over lasik?

Depends: The outcomes at 3 months and beyond are essentially equivalent between the two. Prk is used over lasik in a number of situations, such as risk of contact sports, occupation, thin corneas, irregular steepness on topography, or surgeon/patient preference. ...Read more

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What is prk vision correction surgery like?

What is prk vision correction surgery like?

Usually good: Prk alters the power of the eye by using the laser to sculpt a new lens into the cornea, the window at the front of the eye. Once healed, the vision is usually excellent and so the vision is as if you never needed glasses because in fact you would not need them. ...Read more

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Is lensectomy a cataract operation?

Is lensectomy a cataract operation?

Yes: Essentially, yes. Lensectomy is the doctors name for removal of the crystalline lens in the eye, which is the same thing that is done with a cataract operation. It can be done from either the front approach usually used by cataract surgeons, or the rear approach often used by retinal surgeons. In most cases, an artificial lens (implant) is used to replace the removed natural lens. ...Read more

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Tell me about icl vs lasik - refractive surgery?

Cornea vs Lens: Refractive surgery by sculpting the cornea to a perfect shape is achieved by the excimer laser (lasik) while correction of refractive error by adding a permanent contact lens(icl) on the natural lens in the eye ( lens augmentation procedure- gulani ac) is done when teh corneal surgery is inappropriate for that case ie. Thin cornea etc. ...Read more

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Iol lens shifts after surgery?

Iol lens shifts after surgery?

Sometimes: Most iol's remain in a stable place and position after cataract surgery. Some might shift a little in position due to the biology of healing. Occasionally there is a big shift which might require repositioning surgery. ...Read more

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Is image magnification after a cataract surgery iol implant common practice?

Is image magnification after a cataract surgery iol implant common practice?

No: Magnification results because of changing the power of the natural lens in the eye to more plus (+, or higher) power. This is usually done to adjust the optics of the eye so you do not need glasses for distance. The change in power can result in magnification of the image. Especially noticeable if the other eye is still more minus or negative power and you compare the two images. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery considered safe?

Yes: In general lasik is one of the safest surgeries performed. There are people who are not candidates for lasik. If you are concerned, ask your ophthalmologist about the safety of lasik in your eyes. ...Read more

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Other than monovision, can laser eye surgery correct presbyopia?

Other than monovision, can laser eye surgery correct presbyopia?

No: There have been trial of multifocal lasik done in europe with good results, but in the us it is not available. ...Read more

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Who should have prk (photorefractive keratectomy) over lasik?

Lasik and PRK: Various diagnostic test should be done in order to see if a person is the right candidate for either lasik or prk. Depending on a person's corneal thickness and corneal shape, these should be taken into consideration when deciding which procedure to do. ...Read more

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Could lasik surgery correct astigmatism?

LASIK: Typically yes. The majority of astigmatism can be corrected with refractive surgery. However, in patients with severe astigmatism or with irregular corneas inducing astigmatism, it is not recommended these patient undergo surgery. A detailed examination with an eye surgeon specializing in vision correction surgery such as LASIK/PRK is the best next step to determine if you are a good candidate. ...Read more

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What are cataract implant lenses?

What are cataract implant lenses?

Intraocular lenses: Current practice of cataract treatment involves removing the cataractous lens and replacing it with an intraocular lens (which can be called an implant lens). Almost all cases of this surgery end with the implantation of such lenses. ...Read more

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Polycarbonate vs plastic lenses best for high myope?

Polycarbonate vs plastic lenses best for high myope?

Probably polycarb: Polycarbonate lenses are "high index" lenses . They are often used in high myopes to allow for the glasses to be thinner and lighter. They do have more chromatic aberration though. Discuss the various pros and cons with your optician before deciding what it right for you. ...Read more

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Is lasik surgery the same as lens replacement?

No : Completely different. Lasik surgery is a laser operation performed on your cornea that removes tissue to re-shape your cornea. Lens replacement is an operation performed in the operating room that removes the natural lens of your eye and replaces it with an artificial lens (lens implant). While both operations can improve your refraction, they work by different mechanisms. ...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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Dr. Charles Titone
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Prk (Definition)

Photorefractive keratectomy is a type of laser vision repair that alters the corneal structure less than Lasik but ...Read more