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IOL moved down. What to do?

Postby edd » Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:40 am

Hello!
I am 72 years-old man. I had a cataract surgery at 8 Jan 2008 on the right eye. Now I have worse vision that was before cataract surgery: my right eye vision are fuzzy, blurred, and doubled in vertical direction. Especially a lucent objects: the lower image of the object is many times bigger than object itself. It is very difficult to drive a car. I need to close my right eye when I drive. My doctoe said that the surgery was 100% successfull(?), but the result is not well for me and after some investigation he found that the IOL lens is moved down. What to do to improve the situation?
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Postby LasikExpert » Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:38 pm

There are several techniques that can reposition the intraocular lens (IOL). Until that is completed, your vision will be very poor. Fortunately it is not likely that any long-term damage will occur between now and when the IOL is repositioned. You need to discuss with your surgeon when IOL repositioning will be performed.
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Postby edd » Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:34 pm

LasikExpert wrote:There are several techniques that can reposition the intraocular lens (IOL). Until that is completed, your vision will be very poor. Fortunately it is not likely that any long-term damage will occur between now and when the IOL is repositioned. You need to discuss with your surgeon when IOL repositioning will be performed.


Thanks Glenn
Can you describe what techniques, that can reposition the IOL, you mean, and what kind of long-term damage you mean?
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IOL moved down. What to do?

Postby edd » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:09 pm

LasikExpert wrote:
There are several techniques that can reposition the intraocular lens (IOL). Until that is completed, your vision will be very poor. Fortunately it is not likely that any long-term damage will occur between now and when the IOL is repositioned. You need to discuss with your surgeon when IOL repositioning will be performed.


Thanks Glenn
Can you describe what techniques, that can reposition the IOL, you mean, and what kind of long-term damage you mean?
Thanks
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Postby LasikExpert » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:41 pm

Without getting into two much detail, there are two primary techniques to reposition an IOL. One uses a laser (different that Lasik laser) and another is manual manipulation.

The natural lens within the eye is very much like a grape. It has a strong outer "skin" and a soft pulpy center. During the surgery the doctor creates a small hole in the front of the outer skin and using ultrasonic energy and vacuum breaks up the pulpy center and removes the pieces. This leaves most of the outer skin intact. This "capsular bag" is where the IOL is positioned. Tiny tension haptics that look like curved whiskers from the IOL extend out inside the capsular bag and this slight tension helps center the IOL.

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Manual manipulation is just what it sounds like. The surgeon would enter the eye through very small incisions (probably using the ones used for the initial surgery) and using a surgical tool rotates the IOL into position.

The laser uses release of the internal tensions within the eye to reposition the IOL. Depending upon how and why the IOL is misaligned, it may be possible to use an ngYAG laser to create a hole in the capsular bag. A properly placed hole will change the internal stresses and shift the IOL in the desired direction.

It is also possible that the lens needs to be removed and replaced, but this is rather rare for a decentration issue.

What method is best will be determined by your surgeon.
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