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What's refractive lens exchange for? Presbyopia?

What's refractive lens exchange for? Presbyopia?

Vision correction: This is most commonly recommended in younger people with more extreme degrees of visual need beyond what lasik can easily accomplish. It involves the removal of the natural lens and replacement with an artificial lens of the correct power. This can be of great benefit to those with extreme eyeglass needs but it does carry some risk. ...Read more

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Could myopia reverse when using convex lens (magnifying lens).?

Could myopia reverse when using convex lens (magnifying lens).?

No: Lenses do not change the eye. A convex lens would be the opposite of what a myope needs which is a concave lens. ...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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What are ortho-k lenses used for: myopia (nearsightedness) or astigmatism?

What are ortho-k lenses used for: myopia (nearsightedness) or astigmatism?

Both: Ortho-k is an expensive and non-sensible treatment. With this, you wear contact lenses while you sleep that mould the cornea. This allows better vision. During the day, the cornea reshapes itself to normal. What this means is that you see well for a few hours and your vision fades as the day progresses. A more sensible and cheaper solution is to wear contact lenses during the day. ...Read more

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Is polycarbonate eyeglass lens expensive?

Is polycarbonate eyeglass lens expensive?

A little more: Polycarbonate lenses have a higher index of refraction and can be made a little thinner which lightens the eyeglasses and makes them more comfortable. So they charge a little more for them. I consider eyeglass costs way too high for the technology and manufacturing costs, but it is an industry charging what the public will put up with. ...Read more

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Types of eye implant lenses?

Types of eye implant lenses?

Several types: There are several types of fda approved lens implants. These include standard single vision implants covered by insurance; plus other types of more advanced implants that are not. These advanced implants can be used to correct astigmatism, to function as a bifocal lens implants to correct distance and near vision (multifocal or accommodating technology implants). ...Read more

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Are toric contact lenses effective for my astigmatism?

Are toric contact lenses effective for my astigmatism?

If fit properly: Wearing toric contact lenses is a common way to correct astigmatism. They are comfortable and easy to use. ...Read more

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Alternative to slow down retinitis pigmentosa? Also does using bifocal lens on cataract surgery worsen the eye iself than standard lens

Alternative to slow down retinitis pigmentosa? Also does using bifocal lens on cataract surgery worsen the eye iself than standard lens

Vitamin A: Vitamin a , 15000 iu has been shown to slow down the progression of retinitis pigmentosa in some patients. A bifocal lens implanted during cataract surgery may not be the best lens for an rp patient. Small decreases in contrast sensitivity and halos can rarely occur with a bifocal iol. The best vision may be optained with a convetional implant. Your ophthalmologist can help you choose. ...Read more

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I am getting intraocular cataract lens implants wednesday! bifocal or monofocal, what's the difference?

I am getting intraocular cataract lens implants wednesday! bifocal or monofocal, what's the difference?

Bifocal Implants: Patients who have monofocal implants with their cataract surgery usually require at least part time glasses: for either distance or near tasks. A bifocal implant has both distance and near powers in it to allow focus at both distances. Many patients with bifocal implants ill not need glasses after surgery. ...Read more

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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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Are intraocular lens implants a permanent cure for cataracts and myopia?

Are intraocular lens implants a permanent cure for cataracts and myopia?

Usually: Myopia is usually caused by the eye being longer than average, the cornea being steeper than average, or both. Cataracts develop in everyone eventually. During surgery, the doctor replaces the catarac with an intraocular lens implant. This lens has the capacity to permanently correct myopia (much like a contact lens does), and definitely cures cataracts. ...Read more

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Eye glasses & contact lenses. What's the difference?

Eye glasses & contact lenses. What's the difference?

Cosmesis: For most people, it is a matter of cosmetics. Some people do not like to wear glasses. For a few people, contacts provide better vision than glasses can. There are also some eye conditions where adequate vision can only be achieved with hard contacts. See your eye doctor for a more detailed discussion as it pertains to you. ...Read more

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Could lasik correct astigmatism in a farsighted eye?

Usually: Most patients with hyperopic astigmatism can have their prescription corrected with lasik. Some patients have issues which make them poor lasik candidates so you should see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Contact lens help! can't insert contact lens due to blinking!?

Contact lens help! can't insert contact lens due to blinking!?

Patience, Spread em': Make sure your hands are clean and dry. Use your thumb and forefinger on your opposite hand to hold your eye lids open. Place the lens on the end of your forefinger, like a cup, with a drop of wetting solution. Spreading your eyelids with the one hand, in one move bring the cupped lens to your eye and just barely tap /touch the lens to your eye. Drop sinside should grab the eye and connect. ...Read more

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Can aspheric eyeglass lenses help nearsighted people?

Can aspheric eyeglass lenses help nearsighted people?

Aspheric glasses: Aspheric glasses may minimize induction of aberrations in nearsighted people but usually not to a clinically significant degree. That being said you are better off spending your money on high index glass to minimize the thickness and weight of your glasses. Contact lenses are also a very good option. ...Read more

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Dsek prem.Iol & cornea slipped, vis 20/70. Dr. Lifted cornea & it wrinkled. 2nd cornea trnsplnt but dev. Cme.Shots ok but blurry distance vision. ?

Dsek prem.Iol & cornea slipped, vis 20/70. Dr. Lifted cornea & it wrinkled.  2nd cornea trnsplnt but dev. Cme.Shots ok but blurry distance vision.  ?

A lot of info here: There is a lot going on here, but sounds like some of the common problems with such a procedure. You will not have good vision as long as you have cme. Sometimes with dsek you can't get 20/20 but worse than 20/40 is unusual. If you have a multifocal iol with a dsek, i suspect that could give diminished vision as well. ...Read more

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Use monovision w/some blurring at distance & computer. Could single vision contact for distance eye & bifocal contact for near eye improve vision?

Use monovision w/some blurring at distance & computer. Could single vision contact  for distance eye & bifocal contact for near eye improve vision?

Monovision: is very effective of roost people. Variations for the optimum distance (far, intermediate and near) can be obtained through single vision contact lenses or a combination of single vision lens and multifocal lens. Your eye care provider will be able to determine the power and variations from your examination. Be sure to verbalize your needs and illustrate to him/her the distances involved. ...Read more