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.
Neither. The lens is secured inside the membrane that surrounded the natural lens of the eye, where the cataract grew. It is very rare for the lens to shift. But since it is contained in the membrane, it does not need to be stitched in place.
Lens slip? The lens implant rarely moves after implantation. It is placed in the sack in the eye which previously held the cataract so it is not stitched in place. In rare cases, the lens may be sutured to the white of the eye or iris to maintain cr tearoom and avoid slippage.
Yes. It is uncommon for the new lens to slip. With today's surgery, most all lenses are not sutured. They are placed in the bag (capsule) that held your natural lens in place.

Related Questions

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...
Yes. Your cornea can be very sensitive after a procedure like cataract removal, whee cutting and suturing is involved. Read more...
Intraocular implant . An implant is placed in the eye after cataract surgery to focus light properly on the retina. Discomfort after surgery is common. What lens was placed? There are few reports of a patient feeling an implant : so this is rare. Likely normal healing process. . Read more...

Which lens is better after cataract surgery?

Complex. This depends on what goals you have with your surgery. Your ophthalmologist should discuss the options, benefits and limitations of the available lens implants. . Read more...
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...

Is it possible for you to wear contact lenses after cataract surgery?

CL after cataract: Yes, contact lenses can be used after cataract surgery (CS), though our goal is to try to help patients be glasses free if possible. With new premium lenses, there is a better chance glasses/contact lenses will not be needed after CS, though still not 100% guarantee; thus if there is residual astigmatism, near/farsightedness, glasses &/or CL can still be used. Read more...

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

Modern cataract su. The use of contact lenses depends on how the cataract surgery was performed and what the results were, complicated or uncomplicated? Modern cataract surgery corrects vision by the use of a lens implant and if the power is calculated correctly, and the surgery is performed without complication there is no need for a contact lens. Your question therefore requires more clarification. Read more...
Contact lenses. Contact lenses can be worn just like before cataract surgery without a problem. The surgery does not affect this at all. Give your eye doctor a call and get a contact lens fit. Read more...
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...