Cataract Surgery Without Planting Lens?
Good morning doctor, I want to consult the conditions experienced by my family. Patients aged 64 years are patients with a diagnosis of mature cataracts. The eye specialist where the patient was treated for performed surgery on his right eye a week ago. Preoperatively the patient’s eye condition is still good enough to see within a distance of 1 meter. The patient can see objects well and clearly but to recognize the person’s face is no longer good. Postoperatively the patient can only see with vision that is even more blurred / worse than pre-surgery. Patients have difficulty seeing the surrounding conditions well. The doctor explained that the patient could not have a lens mounted during surgery because the patient’s lens capsule was not good enough for the lens to be mounted. If forced it can be dangerous later. The iteration went well but will be assisted with glasses after recovering. My question is whether cataract surgery patients like this are indeed possible without any lens installation. Aren’t all cataract patients lens-mounted? If the lens is not installed, is the patient still using the old lens? Isn’t cataract surgery also lift the eye lens at the same time because the cataract is attached to the lens? Please explain, thank you.
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Cataract is a disease of the eye that is characterized by decreased ability to see, caused by turbidity of the lens of the eye which is normally in clear condition. Cataracts are generally caused by aging, therefore they are often found in old age. However, it can also be caused by trauma to the eye on the lens.
The handling that can be done is assisted with the ability to see using eye glasses. However, treatment with glasses does not cure or correct disease and also does not suppress the progression of lens opacities that occur. Handling in this way is only done to help the function of vision. It is performed on cataract sufferers who are not yet mature or cataract sufferers who cannot undergo surgery.
The main treatment, especially for mature cataracts is surgery. There are many techniques for cataract surgery. Every operation aims to remove the cloudy lens and then replace it with an artificial lens. However, in some conditions, such as heavy capsule damage, it is not possible to install a planting lens because there is no place to support the planting lens. Henceforth, patients will be assisted by using glasses.
In addition, there is also an alternative, namely the installation of the planting lens in the front eye chamber, called the anterior intraocular lens chamber. Of course not all cases can be handled in this way. You should ask more about this with the treating ophthalmologist.
Actually, there are several possibilities that can be the cause of vision even more blurred after undergoing cataract surgery, namely the possibility of secondary cataracts, damage to the eye's retinal nerve before or due to the absence of a lens in the eye. You should discuss this again with the doctor who took the action yes.
Thus hopefully useful.