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IOL implants for highly myopic eyes PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 October 2010 15:35

The Rayner 620H Superflex is an excellent lens for more highly myopic eyes, having a larger optic, lower silicone adherence in case of subsequent retinal surgery. The larger optic suits younger patients with larger pupils, and it has low glare characteristics. It is an injectable IOL so can be inserted through a small wound.

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What are cataracts? PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 26 March 2010 20:49

A cataract develops when the lens in the eye becomes cloudy. This often leads to blurry vision and short-sightedness and can lead to significant loss of vision if left untreated.

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What causes cataracts? PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 26 March 2010 20:49

Cataracts are usually caused by a general ageing process. Sometimes cataracts can be caused by trauma, previous eye surgery or drugs (for example, steroid treatments).

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IOL implants

IOL implants are inserted after cataract removal. They are typically injected into the eye via a small incision about 2-3mm in diameter, so as to minimise astigmatism.

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Risks of surgery

Cataract surgery is generally very safe, however risks of infection and bleeding can occur in less than 1% of cases (typically less than 1 in 5000 for risk of visual loss).

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How long does it take?

To perform the actual surgery, about 15 minutes, sometimes less, sometimes a little longer.

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When to operate?

If your cataract is interfering with your vision, with your activities of daily living, then it may be appropriate to remove. Visit your optometrist and they will be able to examine you and see if you might benefit from a referral.