Thursday, June 9, 2011

How to Choose a Lens Implant (IOL)

Question: How do you know which lens implant to choose whether it be for close up vision or far away? What if your choice turns out to be totally wrong for your needs can it be changed later on?

Answer: Choosing a Lens Implant for Cataract Surgery requires some thought and discussion with your Cataract Surgeon. Choosing the right type of Lens Implant depends first and foremost on the recommendation of your Cataract Surgeon based on the overall condition of your eyes-AND in consideration of your having reviewed with him or her details about your lifestyle and daily activities that you would like to be able to do with minimal, if any, dependence of eyeglasses. Top Cataract Surgeons will often make a recommendation based on the medical findings during your evaluation and then have you speak with a staff member who will conduct a discussion called a lifestyle needs assessment to get to know the daily activities you wish to pursue glasses free.

Based on how you use your eyes each day and for what distances you conduct you everyday at, together it will become obvious what type of IOL is the best choice for your individual needs. If this is done carefully and thoughtfully, there shouldn't be any concern. If, within a brief time of having a Lens Implant, you are absolutely miserable it is possible to explant it, BUT this is NOT something anyone wants to do, as it is a second intraocular surgery with the potential for additional complications and should only be done if absolutely necessary.

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