Navigation Links
Cataract Surgery to Eliminate Reading Glasses?

Improvements in the lenses implanted in the eye during cataract surgery have led to a new—and controversial—surgical option for people with presbyopia, a common form// of farsightedness that typically develops in middle age. But a new report from Harvard Medical School urges people considering this operation to weigh its risks, as well as its benefits.

The recently developed implantable variable-focus lenses, which enable people to see objects at varying distances by shifting their eyes slightly, are currently FDA-approved only for patients undergoing cataract surgery. But some ophthalmologists are also implanting them into the eyes of people without cataracts in order to correct presbyopia. This requires removing the eyes’ natural lenses, as is done in cataract surgery.

Preventing and Treating Eye Disease urges consumers to keep two things in mind before undergoing this surgery for presbyopia. First, it will not be covered by insurance unless you also have cataracts, and the cost can be $5,000 or more for each eye. Second, many ophthalmologists are reluctant to perform this procedure in people without cataracts because of the risks involved in any eye operation, as well as lack of information about long-term safety and effectiveness.

Risks of the operation include a very small chance of infection that may lead to blindness. It’s also important to understand that this surgery will not produce clear 20/20 vision.


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Advances in Treatment of Cataracts
2. Airlines Pilot At Heightened Risk Of Having Cataracts
3. Understanding The Relationship With Diet And Cataract
4. Good News For Cataract Patients
5. Cataract incidence high among people on a high carbohydrate diet.
6. Tea Found To Boost Insulin Production And Prevent Cataract
7. Scientist Identify 3 New Cataract Causing Genes
8. Indian Scientists Identify Cataract Causing Genes
9. Women Compensated For Losing Eye-Sight After Undergoing Cataract Operation
10. Post-operated Cataract Patients Lose Eyes
11. Bypass Heart Surgery Performed Without General Anesthesia
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/28/2015)... ... November 28, 2015 , ... Safe storage for contraceptive ... two inventors, one from Lakewood, New Jersey and the other from Bradley Beach, New ... PROTECTOR to save the expense of having to replace NuvaRings more often than necessary. ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... According to an article published November ... meeting in Washington D.C. revolved around the fact that proper dental care, both at-home ... stressed the link between periodontal disease (more commonly referred to as gum disease) and ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... An inventor, from Hopkinsville, Ky., ... medications at home, so he invented the patent-pending ELECTRONIC M.D. , The ELECTRONIC ... In doing so, it could help to prevent potential overdose situations. As a ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... , ... MPWH, the No.1 Herpes-only dating community in the world, revealed that over 50% of ... than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 – or 67% of the population ... global estimates of HSV-1 infection . , "The data shocks us highly!" said Michelle ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Keeping in ... for mental health and wellness consultation, has collaborated with a leading web-based marketplace ... knowledge gap experienced by parents and bring advice from parenting experts within their ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... 26, 2015 --> ... SyMRI to find optimal contrast weighting of MRI for ... has signed a research agreement with SyntheticMR in order to ... SyMRI, it is possible to generate multiple contrast images from ... patient has left, thus making it possible to both fine ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 26, 2015 ... of the  "2016 Future Horizons and ... Surface Testing Market: Supplier Shares, Competitive ... offering.  --> ) ... "2016 Future Horizons and Growth Strategies ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... PUNE, India , November 26, ... --> --> ... Research Report" and "Investigation Report on ... 2019 and 2021 forecasts data and ... library. . ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: