Question: Has there been any research in the replacement of older lens implants with the new focusing lens implants?
Answer: If you have already had a Lens Implant some time ago using a basic monofocal design for seeing at distance and now wish to replace it with either an accommodating lens implant, such as the Crystalens® Accommodating Lens Implant, or a multifocal lens implant such as the ReSTOR® Multifocal Lens Implant or the Tecnis™ Multifocal Lens Implant, you will be quite limited in what is possible. A Lens Exchange of this type is an exceedingly complex surgical procedure that significantly increases the risk of complications and decreases the overall likelihood of success with the focusing or multifocal lens implant. While it is perhaps possible to do, this the general consensus among top Refractive Cataract Surgeons is that they are not at all anxious to offer this as an option to patients.
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