One thing about acronyms-there are too many of them and often they are vague.
The only CNV I can think of is "corrected near vision" That means how well you see up close WITH GLASSES It could also mean "choroidal neovascularization"
Thank you JCH,
Now I have to ask what IS choroidal neovascularization? and do all cataract procedures result in that, approximately six years after the iol is inserted ?
You need to ask whomever used that acronym to tell you what it means.
choroidal neovascularization is always abnormal, never part of a routine catarct surgery its tiny bloodvessels growing into the retina and damaging it
I was looking at research regarding the iols and read that the plasticisers in the lenses
( added during manufacture, to keep them supple), can cause allergic reaction in some patients and that CNV shows up within 6 years of the iol being implanted.
I am very comfortable now that I've done as much research and question-asking as I possibly can, and plan to have my cataract procedure and "long distance" iol implanted in spring. ( I figure my contact lenses will suffice until then). I did initially prefer the " accommodating" lens, but my eye surgeon says they are not perfected enough yet and he does not recommend them. I trust him, he's good.
Many thanks for explaining CNV !
Good luck. Happy to help