Eye Care Community
removal of cataracts without lens implant
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to eye care, cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment, eye infections, misaligned eyes, intra-ocular implants, refractive surgery (LASIK and CK), glasses, contact lenses, amblyopia, eye injuries, dry eyes, ocular allergy, eye pain and discomfort, pediatric eye disorders, eyelid and tearduct surgery, poor eyesight, and eye surgery.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

removal of cataracts without lens implant

can catarcts be removed without having lens implants
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Yes but it would be foolish to do so. Even in third world countries an IOL is always put in.

JCH MD
Blank
203589_tn?1267478770
Generally, IOL are implanted after the cataractous lens is removed. However, in some cases, usually after some sort of traumatic injury, the lens of the eye must be removed but the eye is not stable enough to receive an IOL. In those cases the patient is either left aphakic or a second surgery is required at a later date to implant an IOL.

If you are going in for cataract surgery it would be wise to have an IOL, as being aphakic is quite a hassle. It also makes for very poor vision at all distances, atleast in my experience (although, I've got too many eye problems to really attribute my lack of vision to any one particular cause).
Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
-
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Eye Care Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Eye Care Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
flossy93
CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
KayakerNC
NC
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
etrader
United Kingdom
344352_tn?1404490466
Blank
cristina1676
Lyndhurst, NJ
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Craig10x
New York, NY
964075_tn?1390451878
Blank
davtpt
Waterbury, CT