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What causes eye implants to get cloudy ?

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Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unwanted cells

At cataract surgery, removal of all human lens cells is attempted.
However, occasionally some are left behind and become attached to the human structure (capsule) left behind to hold the implants. They grow and multiply, eventually clouding the light pathway. This is remedied by a yag laser capsulotomy, a simple, safe procedure to open the clouded capsule. Vision should be restored if all else ok!

In brief: Unwanted cells

At cataract surgery, removal of all human lens cells is attempted.
However, occasionally some are left behind and become attached to the human structure (capsule) left behind to hold the implants. They grow and multiply, eventually clouding the light pathway. This is remedied by a yag laser capsulotomy, a simple, safe procedure to open the clouded capsule. Vision should be restored if all else ok!
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Scar tissue

Assuming intraocular lens implants after cataract surgery, scar tissue called posterior capsule opacification can form over them.

In brief: Scar tissue

Assuming intraocular lens implants after cataract surgery, scar tissue called posterior capsule opacification can form over them.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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