Intraocular Cataract Lens
What Is it?Intraocular lens (IOL) are lens implanted in the eye used to treat cataracts or myopia. Whenever a person undergoes cataract surgery, he/she has 2 different options either goes for intraocular lens or for contact lenses/eyeglasses are used. There are different types of intraocular lens are there which depend on person conditions whether nearsighted or farsighted or many other factors. The most common type of IOL is the pseudophakic IOL. In order to determine the power of the lens implant, it is determined using a series of complex mathematical equations to calculate the power of the new lens. Variability in biological systems of body , there might be inaccuracies in the formulas.
Success RatesAs per docshop website, early study proposed a low risk and high success rate where five years data of 165 patients are found in which 96 percent are satisfied with results. Their eyesight vision is better and stable for long term. Rate of cell loss is about 1% a year.
Care After the procedure Immediately after the surgery, you will need to rest in a recovery area until you are recover from anesthesia. Typically this takes about 30 minutes to an hour. After Procedure, each person heals differently and you need a week or two before you see images in their sharpest focus. Precautions:
- Don't go for drive immediately after surgery.
- Don't do any heavy lifting exercises for a few weeks.
- Try to prevent putting extra pressure on your eye.
- Have a follow-up appointment with your cataract surgeon to avoid complications.