Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Lens Implants for Octogenarians

Question: Do you recommend a lens implant for cataracts for an 88 year old?

Answer: One would think that the Cataract Surgery and Lens Implant complication rate would increase with age and at some age not really be either safe or effective. As it turns out that is not the case. If you are in generally good health with otherwise healthy eyes-especially with regard to the health of the Retina-Cataract Surgery and Lens implants are safe and effective for 80 and 90 year patients.The key to a good result is being sure that the Macula, at the center of the Retina, is in reasonably good condition and not compromised by Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) to any great degree as well being sure that the overall eye health and condition is sound. If this is the case, then it is reasonable for an 88 year old to have Cataract Surgery with Lens Implants by a top Cataract Surgeon and have a good result.

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