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Do I need to have EKG done for my cataract surgery?

Do I need to have EKG done for my cataract surgery?

Depends: Pre-anesthesia evaluation usually assesses the need for one based on age and medical history, cardiac exam, etc. Cataract surgery performed topically is very low cardiac risk. ...Read more

Electrocardiogram (Definition)

Electrocardiogram (ecg, ekg) is a print-out of the electrical forces detected by electrodes on the chest wall, as electricity travels through the heart with each heart beat. The electrodes are placed in different positions, and each position "sees" the electrical activity of the heart from its own vantage point. Abnormalities in signal detected at chest surface ...Read more


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I have cataract surgery before 15 days. But I still can't read well even with +4 reading glasses. Is it normal?

I have cataract surgery before 15 days. But I still can't read well even with +4 reading glasses. Is it normal?

Reading!: How is your distance vision? You may be using too strong if reading glasses, try a + 2.00. There are many possible explanations for your situation. See your surgeon! ...Read more

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I had a cataract surgery 15 days ago but I still can't read well even with +4 reading glasses. What should I do?

I had a cataract surgery 15 days ago but I still can't read well even with +4 reading glasses. What should I do?

Surgery: Do not worry...People may require up to 90 days to have their best vision after surgery. Keep using your drops and give yourself more time to heal... ...Read more

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I have down's syndrome and had cataract surgery yesterday. They put me under for it. I have been tired ever since and can't seem to shake it. What should I do?

I have down's syndrome and had cataract surgery yesterday. They put me under for it. I have been tired ever since and can't seem to shake it. What should I do?

2-3 days: If you received general anesthesia, the effects can last up to 48 hours. Some aesthetics concentrate in the fatty tissues and may take a couple of days to return to normal. ...Read more

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Are you put under for cataract surgery?

Are you put under for cataract surgery?

Rarely: Most cataract surgery is performed under local anesthesia, sometimes with a little assist intravenously but not asleep. The only patients consistently put to sleep are children, and adults with movement disorders and mental deficiency;. ...Read more

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Which lens are good for cataract surgery?

Which lens are good for cataract surgery?

Lens options: There are 3 key options for cataract surgery: monofocal (give you ability to see 1 distance); multifocal (see multiple distances but risk of glare/halos); accommodative lenses (allow multiple distances; less risk of glare; but may not work as well for reading vision especially over time). More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com
Visionary Ophthalmology, Rockville, MD ...Read more

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What are effective alternatives to cataract surgery?

What are effective alternatives to cataract surgery?

No surgery: Cataract surgery is considered an elective procedure. Except for a few situiations, you, as the patient, decide when you want to have the surgery. If you are happy with your vision, you can wait on the surgery as long a you want. ...Read more

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What are possible complications of a cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery: Cataract surgery is usually very safe. There can be complications. More common ones are posterior capsule opacification requiring a later laser procedure, wound leak, posterior capsule rupture. Less common ones are retinal detachment, infection, and prolonged inflammation. For more information please check out: http://www. Allaboutvision. Com/conditions/cataract-complications. Htm ...Read more

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What happens generally before a cataract surgery operation?

What happens generally before a cataract surgery operation?

A brief summary: Prior to the procedure you are given an I.V. And your eye is dilated. You will also be given antibiotic eye drops. Sedation is given to you just before the procedure starts and your face is cleaned and a sterile drape covers everything but your eye. By this time, you should not have any memory of the procedure. There should also be no discomfort at all. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cataract surgery?

What is the definition or description of: cataract surgery?

Lens surgery: Cataract surgery is the surgical procedure performed when the natural lens in the eye becomes opaque affecting vision. The cloudy lens is removed surgically and replaced with an artificial intra-ocular lens (iol). ...Read more

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What are the different techniques used in cataract surgery now?

What are the different techniques used in cataract surgery now?

Ultrasound: The vast majority of cataract surgery in the U.S. Is performed with a small corneal incision (usually less than 3mm) followed by phacoemulsification, or ultrasound, to destroy the cataract. The lens implant is folded, inserted through the small corneal incision, and then unfolds while in the eye. You have some choice in the lens implant selection as lenses now have multifocal capability. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits and disadvantages associated with a cataract surgery?

Many Advantages: There are over 3 million cataract surgeries performed annually, and it enjoys amongst the highest patient satisfaction of any surgery. Removal of the cataract improves vision, restores clarity, makes colors brighter, and often eliminates the need for glasses post-operatively. Complications are very rare, but include infections or other potential causes of loss of vision or blindness.. ...Read more

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Could medicare pay for cataract surgery?

Medicare pays for CS: Medicare pays for majority of cataract surgery. Extra costs if a patient desires a refractive implant or advanced implant to correct for astigmatism &/or reading vision & for laser cataract surgery, which helps many patients in long term recovery, decreased risk, complication rates. But medicare pays for about 80% or more depending on benefits. See: eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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What are cataract surgery complications?

What are cataract surgery complications?

CS Complications: Post Cataract Surgery Issues/Complications: need for glasses still, need YAG laser: PCO, dry eye sx/worsening, eyelid droop, recurrent uveitis, eye bleeding, needing another surgery/laser (for multiple reasons: refractive surprise, swelling of macula CME, IOL dislocation, failing cornea), rare: infection, retinal hole, detachment, loss of vision, loss of eye, loss of life; eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I wear contacts if I've had cataract surgery?

Yes,: If needed you can definitely wear contact lenses after cataract surgery has been done. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is such a thing as preventive cataract surgery?

Preventive CS: There is no such thing as preventive cataract surgery except if cataract is being removed (ie, --cataract surgery). The lens: usually clear, behind iris & like a "pillow in a pillowcase". As we age, lens gets cloudy/white & can affect VA. If significant or causing narrow angles, surgery may be indicated. Cataract is # 1 cause of preventable blindness in world. More info: eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com ...Read more

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Do I have to be asleep for my cataract surgery?

Do I have to be asleep for my cataract surgery?

Almost never: Modern cataract surgery involves numbing the eye with drops and mild IV sedation. The only need for general anesthesia is for severe uncooperation or movement disorders. ...Read more

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Will I see 20/20 after cataract surgery?

Will I see 20/20 after cataract surgery?

Probably: If you have no other eye diseases and surgery goes well, most people will attain 20/20 visual acuity with the use of a glasses prescription. Depending on your eye, it is possible that you may have 20/20 distance vision without any glasses. ...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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How long before flying after cataract surgery?

No restriction: As long as no gas was placed at the tine of your cataract surgery (which would be rare) then there is no restriction on flying postoperatively. ...Read more

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When can I go swimming after cataract surgery?

When can I go swimming after cataract surgery?

Depends: Depending on pre-surgery risks & other surgical factors (was laser cataract surgery performed, was there any complication, excess iris manipulation or energy needed), most pts can go back to school/computer/work in 2-5days: as long as using drops, no bending, lifting, heavy straining performed. Swimming with goggles likely ok at 7-10 days; no goggles @30d: check with eyeMD; Eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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Can I take vitamins prior to cataract surgery?

Yes: vitamins CS: It's ok to take vitamins before surgery. [N-acetylcarnosine (NAC) drops in small studies showed improve vision in cataract patients. However, it has not been studied in double blind, randomized, prospective way & studies were paid for by company who has vested interest. It is not FDA approved.] Sun protection & eating a diet rich in antioxidants best for eyes; info: eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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Can I have laser correction after cataract surgery?

Yes: With modern cataract surgery and techniques, laser vision correction is usually not necessary after cataract surgery. It is safe and possible to do it, however, and is sometimes necessary for fine tuning the results or treating astigmatism. ...Read more

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How effective is a patient's vision after cataract surgery?

Excellent.: Assuming there is no other eye disease and the surgery goes well without complications, your vision should be close to 20/20. ...Read more

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When will constricted pupils after cataract surgery go away?

When will constricted pupils after cataract surgery go away?

Depends: Cataract surgery involves the substitution of an artificial lens for the removed and cloudy natural lens. This causes the iris to recede backwards in the eye as the new lens is smaller. This creates a smaller pupil and that is the usual expectation. On your next visit with your cataract surgeon bring this up as perhaps there is some remedy or other cause in your case. ...Read more

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I'm getting cataract surgery in two days can I get a tattoo?

No: This is one of those questions that is easy to answer. Only take one risk at a time. Wait until 3 weeks after cataract surgery, then you can go and take a risk on getting HIV, HBV or HCV by getting a tattoo. Be very picky on where you get the tattoo done.

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Cataracts (Definition)

Occurs whent here 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). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...Read more