Tag Archives: cataracts

Does vision improve after cataract surgery?

Ninety-five percent of all patients over the age of 40 that require cataract surgery who choose to have a standard IOL, will have their vision fully restored to its pre-cataract state according to the ASCRS. Those that choose to have … Continue reading

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Are there any other complications to be concerned about?

When it comes to Cataract surgery complications, there can be some that range from minor eye inflammation to destructive vision loss. Thankfully the risk of severe vision loss is quite rare. It can occur though as a result of infection … Continue reading

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Can IOL dislocation happen at any time?

As has been notated over the past few blog posts to my elderly care site, an IOL dislocation can occur both before and after cataract surgery. One just has to be aware of the causes and fixes for both. As … Continue reading

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How does an IOL become dislocated?

When the eye surgeon, the ophthalmologist, performs a cataract surgery, they place the intraocular lens inside the “capsular bag.” This capsular bag contains the cloudy natural lens; the cataract of the eye. The surgeon makes every attempt to uphold the … Continue reading

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Men need to be aware of the following (Posted late on 07/09 from 07/08)

David F. Chang, MD, ASCRS Cataract Clinical Committee Chairman, wants to offer the following tip to men and all AllAboutVision.com readers: If you are already taking Flomax or similar medications, tell your cataract surgeon in advance of your surgery. That … Continue reading

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Men could face issues due to cataracts

Some men with prostate issues are prescribed medications such as Tamsulosin, like Flomax. These drugs help to improve urine flow. If these men also have cataract issues and require surgery to fix them, they could potentially be looking a surgical … Continue reading

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Are there risks with YAG laser capsulotomy?

Of course, as with any medical procedure, there is a slight risk to be associated with YAG laser capsulotomy. Overall, however, the procedure is extremely safe or it would not be conducted in a doctor’s office. The most important risk … Continue reading

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