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Can standard cataract lenses be replaced by premium?

In theory, Yes. In practice, you should carefully consider the considerable risks and modest benefits. An intraocular lens becomes sealed into place within the clear, cellophane -like capsule that once held your natural lens. This capsule becomes increasingly hard and...

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At what age can I do LASIK?

The FDA clinical trials for various laser companies used 18 as the minimal age. But depending on various factors, LASIK can be performed on younger patients, especially teenagers who may be abusing their contact lens wear....

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Is it not recommended/ unusual for a patient in their early 20s to undergo lens replacement surgery (CLE) for their high myopia or is it okay and safe and not related to age?

It can be done but I would not recommend you do it. There are several reasons: 1) There is considerably more risk in doing an IOL procedure than LASIK. 2) There are other, less invasive options ( even when LASIK is not an option) such as the ICL 3) No...

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Do optical insurance plans cover LASIK?

The short answer is: No. A more complete answer is: Some Vision Insurance plans offer a modest discount. The reality is that most all LASIK doctors will honor that same discount if you ask without bothering to go through the...

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If I'm over 40, will I still need glasses after LASIK surgery?

An excellent question that all patients over 40 should understand! Most people think that measuring vision is as simple as the number ratio 20/20 (or 20/40, 20/100. etc.). In reality, though, these numbers only refer to DISTANCE vision. It is very possible to be 20/20...

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Why is applying eye makeup within a 24-hour window after cataract surgery generally discouraged by most specially trained ophthalmologists?

Although the typical cataract surgery entry wound is quite small (2-3.5 mm), it is still possible during the immediate surgery period to open it accidentally. This could possibly allow the entry into the eye of bacteria or other materials that could cause infection. It is...

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Humans are practically defenseless. Why don't wild animals attack us more?

It's a 19th Century myth that humans' sense of sight and smell is weak compared to the rest of the animal kingdom. The thing that probably stops most predators from killing us, over the course of our evolutionary history, is that we see them before they see us and move...

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Can a scar on the eye be removed with laser surgery?

I assume you mean a scar on the cornea of the eye. To a large degree a fibrotic scar can be removed with an excimer or femtosecond laser. But it depends on how deep the scar is and also how close to the line of vision through the...

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