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Why Do You Need A Ekg Before Cataract Surgery
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
I have cataract surgery before 15 days. But I still can't read well even with +4 reading glasses. Is it normal?
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 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?
Do you have to be awake during cataract surgery? From everything that I have read, it seems like I will be awake for my cataract surgery. I am a bit nervous about the thought of someone working on my eyes while I am awake. Is there a reason that I can't b
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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