What is opacification of lens?

Posterior capsular opacification (PCO) occurs when a cloudy layer of scar tissue forms behind your lens implant. This may cause you to have blurry or hazy vision, or to see a lot of glare from lights. PCO is fairly common after cataract surgery, occurring in about 20% of patients.

How common is intraocular lens dislocation?

Dislocated intraocular lens (IOL) is a rare, yet serious complication whereby the intraocular lens moves out of its normal position in the eye. IOL dislocation has been reported at a rate of 0.2% to 3%.

What are the advantages of intraocular lens?

The benefits of the IOLs are good, natural vision rapidly after cataract surgery. They are inert and last for the remainder of the patient’s life. They are now able to correct for either near or far vision or a combination of both. Astigmatism can also be corrected with IOLs.

What is the biggest advantage of intraocular lens?

By far the biggest advantage of choosing IOLs is the opportunity for improved vision. Our sight is something that we often take for granted, and even a little visual impairment can be very disorientating and debilitating. It can also affect our confidence and self-esteem.

Is lens dislocation an emergency?

Report the Symptoms of Lens Dislocation Immediately Untreated lens dislocation can lead to dangerous complications like intraocular inflammation, retinal detachment, corneal edema, and other problems. If you experience any change in visual perception, it may be a symptom of a serious eye emergency.

What is the benefit of multifocal lens?

Multifocal lenses improve vision at near, far, and intermediate distances. Many people who used to wear corrective lenses no longer need them after having multifocal lenses during cataract surgery. They can see far away and easily work on the computer without their glasses or contact lenses.

Which IOL is best?

There is no single IOL that is “best” for every person. It all comes down to finding the best set of lenses to address your specific needs. They might even recommend mixing two different multifocal lenses or two different types of intraocular lenses.

Are implantable lenses safer than laser surgery?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Implantable lenses could be a safer alternative to laser surgery for moderately nearsighted people, a British review of earlier research suggests. Laser surgery – for…

What are the risks of an intra-ocular lens?

Intraocular Lens Risks. As with any type of surgery,there are risks associated with the IOL procedures to correct the vision problems of cataracts or presbyopia.

  • Understanding IOL Risks.
  • IOL Safety.
  • Can an intraocular lens be removed and replaced?

    Most, but not all, intraocular lens implants can be removed and replaced if it is medically necessary. Most insurances will only cover the cost of such an exchange in the event of a very compelling medical or optical necessity, not for convenience or small improvement in sharpness of focus.

    What are the side effects of lens implant surgery?


  • Swelling inside the eye
  • Increase in eye pressure
  • Rejection of the implant lens (very rare)
  • Infection (very rare)