Question: I had cataract surgery on both eyes in 1968 using whatever procedure was done then and there were no lens implants. My pupil and iris are badly distorted. Is there any way I can have a lens implant now or is it a waste of time?
Answer: It is certainly worthwhile to explore the possibility of having a Lens Implant today-even with the iris and pupil distortion. If the basic anatomy of the anterior chamber of the eye is in reasonable shape-albeit with pupillary distortion, the Vitreous is in some reasonable shape and the Retina and Cornea are otherwise healthy, it is possible that a top Cataract Surgeon who is also trained in reconstruction of the Anterior Segment of the eye, might very well be able to create a positive outcome for you. There are MANY ifs and you do need to find the best Cataract Surgeon in your area and possibly find one who is also a Corneal Specialist as well to schedule a consultation and determine what is possible.
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