Doctors Answers Questions About Eye Surgery

Dr. Soloway: Clear lens surgery is an option, but due to the higher risk of retinal detachment in highly nearsighted people, it is something that you should carefully consider. Approval within the last year or two of "Phakic Intraocular Lenses" specifically increases the options available for highly nearsighted people. Going forward, some of these implants are likely to be available (not yet, however) as multifocal lenses like those used in cataract or clear lens surgery.

Greg of Moorhead, Minn., asks: I have nystagmus due to multiple sclerosis. Am I a candidate for eye surgery?

Dr. Soloway: Patients with side-to-side nystagmus do very well on the Alcon LADARVision high speed tracking laser. I have reported my results with this in peer-reviewed medical literature and have heard of numerous successful cases performed with that laser.

Page
Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: A home damaged by a landslide Friday, April 18, 2014 in Jackson, Wyo. is shown in this aerial image provided by Tributary Environmental.
Tributary Environmental/AP Photo
null
Danny Martindale/Getty Images
PHOTO: Woman who received lab-grown vagina says she now has normal life.
Metropolitan Autonomous University and Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine