IOL implant

Intraocular lens (IOL) implant

A small, plastic device (IOL) that is usually implanted in the lens capsule of the eye to correct vision after the lens of the eye is removed. This is the implant is used in cataract surgery.

Patient discussion about IOL implant

Q. I had cataract surgery with iol implant, and ever since I have awful light sensitivity. Any ideas? I can't go into a "super store" without my sunglasses. My eyes ache at the end of the day. My doctor says "I don't know!"

A. May sound a bit silly question, but have you tried to consult your ophthalmologist (eye doctor, e.g. the one that performed the operation) about it? Cataract surgery, although considered very successful, isn't problem-free. Primary physician may not have the necessary specialization to deal with these subjects.

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Intraoperatively following cataract extraction, the high minus IOL implant is injected in to the capsular bag, after which the second IOL is injected and positioned in the sulcus.
The cost of one sight restoration cataract surgery with IOL implant is Rs.
The patients who had ICCE (3 eyes) or if the capsular support was inadequate (2 eyes), did not have any IOL implant because of non availability of the Anterior Chamber (AC) IOL which resulted in aphakia (5 eyes).
The viable options therefore include epikeratophakia anterior chamber IOL implant iris fixated intraocular lens and sclera fixated posterior chamber IOL implants.
Among them scleral fixated PC IOL implant can provide minimum magnification of the image and safety as compared to other options.
Thirty three eyes with subluxated lenses having zonular weakness less than 180 degrees were implanted modified CTR and IOL implant after lens matter aspiration.
More appropriate would be a phakic IOL implant, if a young patient, and RLE for an older patient.
High ametropia is taken into account when only unilateral cataract surgery is required and the IOL implant power is calculated accordingly.
With over two decades of experience in the field, Dr Prasad is a specialist in cataract surgery, vitreoretinal diseases and IOL implants.
Contract awarded for 288-15 Acquisition Iol Implants
He is highly experienced in cataract surgery, vitreoretinal surgery, IOL implants and management of diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, venous occlusions, etc.