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Is surgery is the best way to correct a cataract?

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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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataract (Definition)

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye, which should normally be clear. Cataracts are usually painless and develop slowly, causing a gradual worsening of vision. Cataracts will affect the vision of most individuals by the time they are at the age of 75, but risk factors speeding up their development include diabetes, too much exposure to UV light (sunlight), ...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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Is cataract surgery the only solution for getting rid of cataracts? I would like to find the best solution for treating the cataract in my right eye. I am wondering if surgery is the only solution or if there are other options available. If they are avail

Is cataract surgery the only solution for getting rid of cataracts? I would like to find the best solution for treating the cataract in my right eye. I am wondering if surgery is the only solution or if there are other options available. If they are avail

Yes: Correction of cataracts (clouding of the natural lens) can only be corrected through surgical intervention. Surgery is only recommended after changing spectacle prescriptions no longer can improve the vision satisfactorily. ...Read more

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Which is the best lens to place in the eye after a cataract surgery? My optometrist says that the 'yellow alon' lens is best and the surgeon says that a tech lens is better. Whichone should be used?

Which is the best lens to place in the eye after a cataract surgery? My optometrist says that the 'yellow alon' lens is best and the surgeon says that a tech lens is better. Whichone should be used?

Lens implant: The type of lens implant depends on many factors. There are numerous choices such as monofocal, toric, multifocal, accommodating, etc. Discuss these options with your optometrist and surgeon to come to a consensus regarding the best lens for you. ...Read more

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I have significant astigmatism, is doing cataract surgery with a lens. Surgeon said the lens can only correct 10 to 25% astigmatism. Is it worthy?

I have significant astigmatism, is doing cataract surgery with a lens. Surgeon said the lens can only correct 10 to 25% astigmatism. Is it worthy?

High Astigmatism : I'd get a second opinion regarding this. If your astigmatism is so high that a toric IOL is only able to correct 10-25%, of you astigmatism, I'm wondering whether you have an underlying corneal degenerative condition, like keratoconus. An acrysof toric will correct a max of about 4 diopters. If what has been measured is 75% more or about 7 diopters oF astigmatism, it's not worth it in my opinion. ...Read more

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Please suggest best hospital for laser cataract surgery in bangalore?

Please suggest best hospital for laser cataract surgery in bangalore?

Check local: I have no information on this but cataract removal in more advanced facilities uses ultrasound to remove the cataract - not lasers. Check with your local medical or ophthalmological society for a hospital with a phacoemulsification unit for cataract surgery. ...Read more

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70 with a cataract with deteriorating vision. Lost right eye from a childhood accident. What are risks in having surgery & how can I find best surgeon?

70 with a cataract with deteriorating vision. Lost right eye from a childhood accident. What are risks in having surgery & how can I find best surgeon?

Minimal Risks: Cataract surgery has advanced such that risks are minimal, but not non-existant. You should only consider surgery if your life-style is being significantly limited by deteriorating vision. Contact your state ophthalmological society to get names of highly skilled cataract surgeons. ...Read more

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I am having cataract surgery. My optometrist told me my multifocal lens implant will cost me $5000 per eye and I have to pay before. Is this correct?

I am having cataract surgery. My optometrist told me my multifocal lens implant will cost me $5000 per eye and I have to pay before.  Is this correct?

Excessive!: Sounds excessive. 2-3 times the typical cost. You need to be educated on thees types of lenses and make sure it is what you want and need to meet your expectations first. You may be very satisfied with a standard monofocal intra-ocular lens and making both eyes for distance (you will need readers to read), or mono vision with a near eye and distance eye. If you were not informed, go elsewhere! ...Read more

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I have double vision after cataract surgery in both eyes - why? My dr. Has tried laser surgery to correct this, still have double vision.

I have double vision after cataract surgery in both eyes - why?
My dr. Has tried laser surgery to correct this, still have double vision.

Double vision: Double vision after cataract surgery can be caused by many issues such as residual refractive error, eye misalignment, corneal irregularity, decentration or tilt of lens implants, retinal swelling, or other issues. See your eye doctor to determine the cause and initiate appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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