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Four Types of Intraocular Lenses

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A cataract can cause your eye’s lens to become “cloudy,” like looking through a foggy windshield. During cataract surgery, your clouded eye lens is removed and replaced with a clear, intraocular lens. Similar to the function of your eye’s natural lens, the intraocular lens bends...
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When to Have Cataract Surgery

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By our 80th birthday, half of us will have cataracts, according to Harvard Health. Cataracts are a condition that causes your eye’s own lens to slowly change from clear to cloudy. It typically occurs over time, but you don’t have to be in your senior years to be susceptible to...

Choosing Multifocal IOLs

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After the removal of the cloudy lens, the next step of cataract surgery is to restore the patient’s vision. For those who do not want to wear contact lenses or eyeglasses, multifocal IOLs are the next best choice. In the past, cataract surgery was aimed at restoring a patient’s...

How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery

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Cataract surgery is the best option to restore cataract damaged vision. With a 95% success rate, it is one of the most effective ways of restoring sight with minimal down time. The first step of the process involves running tests to determine the type of IOL (Intraocular Lens) to...

Different types of Premium IOLs

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Premium Intraocular Lenses or IOLs are artificially created lenses that are used to replace the natural lens after a cataract surgery. Traditional IOLs only offer vision at one specific distance type and need to be used with contact lenses or eyeglasses for the other distances....

Complications of Cataract Surgery

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Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed in the US. With a high success rate of 98% out of about 3 million surgeries each year, complications are almost unheard of. However, it is possible for things to go wrong during a cataract surgery for a number of...

Cataract Surgery for Infants and Children

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Congenital cataracts and childhood cataracts are not very common. However, in the event that a child or infant has cataracts, it is not easy to predict how much their vision will be improved after the treatment. In most cases, children tend to have a reduction in vision even...

The Effectiveness and Risks of Cataract Surgery

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When cataracts are identified early, there is a possibility that the patient’s vision may be improved with eyeglasses or magnifying lenses. However, should the problem worsen or if the cataracts are identified too late, surgery is the only way of restoring vision. Cataract...

The Cataract Surgery Process

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Cataract surgery is often performed as an outpatient procedure. While it may sound complicated, the procedure only takes minutes to complete. Generally, the process involves in the removal of the clouded lens and replacing it with a clear, artificial lens implant. However, there...

Cataract Surgery & Vision Restoration

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When a cataract surgery is performed, there is a very slim possibility that the patient may lose some or most of their ability to see. There are several methods of restoring vision post-surgery, with IOLs or Intraocular lenses being the standard choice nowadays. IOLs are designed...