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PanOptix or Trifocal IOL after LASIK or PRK (ie, Refractive Surgery)

The goal of cataract surgery is to be as close to 20/20 for distance, intermediate, and reading vision without glasses, but this usually requires special implants, such as the Trifocal-PanOptix intraocular lens (IOL) and Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery which also helps decrease corneal astigmatism by making small microscopic cuts in the cornea. While there …

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PanOptix after LASIK and PRK

More and more patients are coming to our office who have a visually significant cataract and have had LASIK or PRK in the past. Newer intraocular implants (IOLs) used for cataract surgery attempt to allow patients to focus clearly in the distance, intermediate, and near without using glasses after cataract surgery. While none are 100% …

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What to Ask Before You Have LASIK or PRK in 2017: LASIK Risks and Complications

What to Ask Before You Have LASIK or PRK in 2017: LASIK Risks and Complications by Sandra Lora Cremers, MD, FACS LASIK, PRK, LASEK are methods to shape the Cornea (the window of the eye) with a Femtosecond Laser to decrease your need for contact lenses and glasses and, in many cases, become glasses free …

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Risks of LASIK

 The Most Common Risks, Issues, and Complications after LASIK No surgery is risk-free. The vast majority of Laser Refractive Surgeries, such as LASIK and PRK, cause no significant side effects or long term problems. The majority of patients, especially patients who have difficulty wearing glasses or are contact lens intolerant (or because of their profession, …

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How do LASIK patients do after cataract surgery with a Multifocal Intraocular Lens (MIOL) (Restor, Rezoom, Technis)

This is still a big question in Ophthalmology: how will a patient who has had LASIK do after cataract surgery with a multifocal intraocular lens? The issues is that we have millions of patients who had LASIK to get rid of glasses. Now as they are getting older, many of these patients are developing cataracts …

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Multifocals versus Crystalens (single optic accommodating intraocular lens) with Corneal Astigmatism

The question for all eye surgeons currently is, “What is the best IOL (intraocular lens) to use on my patients who had previous refractive surgery?” Here are some papers that are helping to answer this question. In short, it depends on how much remaining astigmatism is present. If there is more than 0.75D of astigmatism, …

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