Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lens Implant IOL Dislocation Risk

The risk of Intraocular Lens Implant (IOL) dislocation after Cataract Surgery is quite low according to a study reported by the American Journal of Ophthalmology in June 2011. By reviewing 14,000 Cataract operations the researchers determined the rate of lens implant dislocation to be 0.1% 5 and 10 years after Cataract Surgery, 0.2% 15 years after Cataract Surgery, 0.7% 15 years after Cataract Surgery and 1.7% 25 years after Cataract Surgery. The slightly greater rate of patients having Cataract Surgery 25 years ago may be attributed to the types of IOLs and the eye surgery technique used at that time. These factors have undergone considerable changes and improvement since that time.

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