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Why do most of ophthalmologists not have eye surgery even when they have medical conditions like myopia etc.?

Actually, your assertion is not accurate. Many eye doctors, both in Ophthalmology and Optometry, have had LASIK (and other refractive procedures) and continue to do so on a regular basis. I have had LASIK myself as has my daughter, an optometrist. I did her procedure! ...

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How is the success of a cataract operation measured - how well the implanted IOL has settled into the capsular bag, or the difference between the pre-calculated and actual visual acuity or something else?

In general, a patient measures success by how much better he or she sees afterwards as compared to before. People judge their new, post-cataract surgery vision by comparing it, consciously or not, to how they were accustomed to seeing most of their life. For example,...

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What are the alternatives to laser eye surgery?

By "laser eye surgery," I imagine you mean LASIK. Although there are several variations on this (e.g. PRK, Epi-LASIK, SMILE), they are all meant to treat refractive vision problems like myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism by removing tissue from the cornea (not the...

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Why might patient who has undergone lasik surgery need reading glasses earlier than if they had not had the surgery at all, according to both the FTCs lasik consumer info page and the American academy of ophthalmology?

In fact, that is an "apples to oranges" comparison. LASIK eliminates myopia (nearsightedness). A nearsighted person's default focal point is up close. In a young person with good distance vision, wearing glasses or contacts (or having LASIK) won't affect near vision...

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What actually happens to an IOL in the first few hours and days after cataract surgery? Do they bounce around before settling in the 'capsular bag'?

An intraocular lens (IOL) or "lens implant" is needed to replace the aging and cloudy natural lens located immediately behind the pupil. Being very flexible and transparent, the IOL is rolled up in a specialized syringe and injected into the now empty "capsule" which the...

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Do younger people have better vision than older people?

Yes, usually that is always the case. Evolutionarily, our bodies are not really "built" to survive and function optimally much past age 40. But since modern medicine and technology often provide us with a lifespan almost twice that, we have to deal with our various...

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What is the best method of LASIK for a myopic patient with the power of -10?

All keratorefractive surgery for nearsightedness works by reshaping and thinning the cornea of the eye (not the lens). These include LASIK, SMILE, PRK, epi-LASIK, PRK, etc. None of these is inherently "better," "safer," or more accurate than the others. There may be...

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If monofocal cataract surgery has been performed on the first (dominant) eye with a +12.0 dioptres IOL implanted, what should be the dioptres for the other eye, for an overall optimum refractive outcome?

Your question does not, unfortunately, supply enough information for a meaningful response. It is certainly understandable to want to think of the eye as a "camera" that uses a lens of a particular power (prescription) as in glasses or contact lenses, to achieve an...

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