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Doctor insights on: Lens Exchange After Cataract Surgery

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Which lens is better after cataract surgery?

Which lens is better after cataract surgery?

S/p Cataract choices: If you mean which implant to choose for an intraocular lens implant, see Cataract Surgery Options at eyedoc2020.blogspot.com. If you mean which lens is better after cataract surgery: depends on residual refractive error (is there astigmatism, reading ok? what IOL was placed?). If you need reading, intermediate, distance rx, progressives are best for young pt's if brain can learn. Full answer @blog ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

A cataract is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). The condition can worsen by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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What happens if the wrong lens was implanted after cataract surgery?

What happens if the wrong lens was implanted after cataract surgery?

Likely lens exchange: Choosing the correct refractive power in the lens implanted in the eye during cataract surgery is vitally important to restoring clear vision. If the incorrect lens is mistakenly implanted, typically a second surgery to replace the lens is required. On occasion the incorrect lens is similar enough to the correct lens that minor glasses or even laser surgery can be done to correct the error. ...Read more

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Wrong lens implanted after cataract surgery, is it possible to fix this?

Wrong lens implanted after cataract surgery, is it possible to fix this?

Wrong lens: Yes, but it depends how wrong it is... It is a difficult surgery, and more things can go wrong. If you just need a little glasses to correct the differenece that might be all you need. Alternatively, if your surgeon has little experience with this, you may want to seek out another surgeon that has more experience removing or exchanging lenses. ...Read more

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After cataract surgery, can the new lens slip or is it stitched into place?

After cataract surgery, can the new lens slip or is it stitched into place?

Rarely : The implant has "arms" called haptics which hold it in place inside the lens capsule. If it was not inserted properly or if the eye sustains trauma then it can get misaligned or dislocated. This is fairly rare, but if it does occur it can often be repositioned with additional surgery. ...Read more

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Can you tell me everything about contact lenses for 65 year old after cataract surgery?

Can you tell me everything about contact lenses for 65 year old after cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery: You should not need contact lenses after cataract surgery. The surgery and new implants should replace the need for contacts after the surgery. If needed, you can be refitted with the same make and model of contacts with the new power if needed. ...Read more

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Can you wear contacts lenses after cataract surgery? I have always worn contact lenses instead of glasses. After my cataract surgery, will i be able to wear contact lenses? If so, how long do I need to wait after my surgery to begin wearing them again?

Easy answer-yes: I would hope that your cataract surgery corrected your distance vision, or both distance and near vision with the intraocular implant placed in your eye durung surgery.. There would be no need for contacts post operatively. If you needed an additional correction after cataract surgery, contact lenses could be used about 6 to 8 weeks post op. ...Read more

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Is the lens felt in the eye after cataract surgery? Surgeon says everything is Ok. I had surgery 10-06. Could I be feeling the new lens and it takes time to get adjusted? No pain.

No: You cannot feel the artificial lens itself. You may be feeling inflammation, pressure, the incision or something else, most of which resolve with time and treatment, bit it will not be the kens. You make get want to ask your surgeon about this. ...Read more

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Can i wear contacts after cataract surgery?

Can i wear contacts after cataract surgery?

Yes: Yes. If you need a prescription after surgery, then contact lenses can be used. ...Read more

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