Monday, May 14, 2012

Lens Implant Vision Longevity

Question: I have a question about cataract surgery and premium lens implants. If I get the premium lenses at age 61 will the shape of my eye continue to change requiring me to wear glasses shortly after spending $5500?

Answer: Typically after having Cataract Surgery and Lens Implants of any type the vision and the optical correction required are fairly stable for years and years AS LONG AS THERE ARE NO OTHER ANATOMICAL OR EYE HEALTH CHANGES. Your eyes pretty much do not change shape after your early 20's so this is somewhat irrelevant. If you have or develop other corneal changes, this can certainly impact your prescription however this is not a reason not to attempt to get the best glasses free vision after Cataract Surgery that is possible. A word of caution-you should have realistic expectations of ANY eye surgery and even though you elect to have a multifocal or other advanced technology lens implant there is still the possibility that you will need glasses for certain activities and tasks. This is surgery and this is subject to healing and anatomical factors that although have high degrees of precision still have a certain degree of unpredictability.

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