Can you have clear lens surgery if you dont have cataract?
The same procedure can also be used as an alternative to laser eye surgery to correct vision, regardless of whether cataracts are present. If the person does not have cataracts, it is referred to as refractive lens exchange or clear lens surgery. We perform cataract surgery and lens surgery in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Townsville and Mackay.
What happens to the natural lens in the eye after cataract surgery?
“During cataract surgery, the natural lens in the eye is removed, but great care is taken to keep the capsule in place to hold the replacement artificial (intraocular) lens.”
When to get new glasses after eye surgery?
So you should expect your eyes to have stabilized 2-4 months after the surgery. You’ll probably have another Ophthalmologist appointment around that time. That’s when you should be ready to have your eyes tested and be given a new glasses prescription if needed. What Will Happen With My Eyes in the Future?
When did I have cataract surgery on my Left Eye?
I had cataract surgery on my left eye on November 18, 2009 which was 3 weeks ago. Immediately when I took off the eye patch 3 hours after the surgery I could see the left side and bottom of the new lens when putting in the eye drops they gave me.
How long does it take to replace a lens in one eye?
Lens replacement surgery is a sophisticated development of cataract surgery, one of the world’s most frequently performed surgical procedure. The natural lens of the eye is permanently replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) and typically takes 20 minutes per eye. Can I have both eyes done at the same time?
Can a lens be replaced during cataract surgery?
Yes, if you already have a cataract or the beginnings of one it will be removed during the procedure. Lens replacement surgery also prevents you from ever needing cataract surgery. Not ready for a consultation? Learn more about our range of treatments, doctors and hospitals.
Can you stop wearing contact lenses after lens replacement?
The lens used in the procedure can focus at different distances, which could give you clearer close up vision but not all patients will be able to stop wearing glasses or contact lenses for all tasks. Can I have lens replacement if I’ve had laser eye surgery previously?
Is it safe to have lens replacement surgery?
As your eye will be anaesthetised with numbing drops, you will feel no pain. The discomfort and grogginess will gradually disappear while the anaesthesia is wearing off. The success rate is very high. Lens replacement surgery is safe, and life changing for millions of patients who have this successful procedure every year.