Fully one-third (33%) of sutureless corneal wounds leak after cataract surgery with only one ounce of pressure on the eye! In my mind this is an unacceptably high rate of wound leakage
LECs are naturally occurring cells that line the capsular bag (which holds the lens in place). Although they provide a needed function in the natural lens, they can be problematic after the natural lens has been replaced by a man-made intraocular lens (IOL).
June is National Cataract Awareness Month. As the purpose of About-Eyes.com is to increase the awareness of newer cataract surgery techniques and intraocular lenses (IOLs), I thought it would be most appropriate to launch a few projects this month
I had a patient who really wanted a ReSTOR +3 multifocal IOL but had a dense posterior subcapsular cataract (PSC). Now, a mild PSC is not usually a problem. In his case, however, the cataract had formed a fibrous plaque on the surface of the posterior capsule.
Imagine you have a plastic trash bag (the cheap thin ones from a discount store, not the Heavy Duty Hefty bag) – this is going to be our imaginary capsular bag. In the eye this bag is only a few millionths of a meter thick. Now fill it up with oatmeal – this is our model cataract. Now, in order to remove the cataract we are going to use an instrument that both pours fluid into the bag and vacuums the oatmeal out of the bag.
Before we begin the discussion about cataracts and cataract surgery, I’d like to first introduce you to the way the eye works.