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Old 05-01-2008, 07:43 AM   #1
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Lens implant replacement

I'm 54 years old. In 2004 I had a lens implant after cataract surgery. I had pretty good vision at first by after 4 years it has deteriorated. In general, is it risky to replace a lens implant or is it considered a "routine" procedure?

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Old 05-02-2008, 06:14 AM   #2
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Re: Lens implant replacement

Removal of the IOL is not advised. Look up YAG laser procedure. It is quite common for the sack containing the IOL to become cloudy some time after cataract surgery. I think the figure is 40% of patients. The laser opens a hole in the membrane and should clear up vision. This procedure is common.

 
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