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Lens Replacement Surgery
Medical standards: Here are the standards for eyes: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/eyes.htm ...Read more
For cataract surgery: When we perform cataract surgery we remove the lens of the eye. In order for the patient to see the lens needs to be replaced. This lens implant is permanent and should not need to be replaced in the future. The implant lens can be removed if necessary however removal of the implant lens may be difficult. It is not usually done unless the patient is having significant difficulty. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Any surgery can have a bad outcome. Find a skilled surgeon that you trust. ...Read more
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
Depends: Most total ankle replacements require a shorter period of being non weight bearing than ankle fusions. The decision for which of these treatment options is best should not be based on the recovery time but rather factors such as age, size, functional demands, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fair to good results: Most published reports related to total ankle arthroplasty have a fair to poor-quality level of evidence. Comparative studies with a fair to good-quality level of evidence suggest that total ankle arthroplasty provides equal pain relief and possibly improved function compared with other procedures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I need surgery on my meniscus, probably a replacement. How long is the typical recovery time for a replacement?
It varies: If you are referring to a meniscus transplantation, the recovery can be extended over a number of months. If you are simply talking about treatment for a meniscus tear, then the recovery is usually far more rapid. If the torn piece is removed, the recovery can usually be measured in days. If the tear is repaired, the recovery generally takes approximately 3 months or slightly longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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