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Consultation for Complex Cataract Surgery & Lens Implants - Vision Deterioration after Radial Keratotomy RK

Cataract Surgery and Lens Implantation is extremely common and successful. However, there are a growing number of patients who have eye problems and conditions that can make Cataract Surgery more complicated and complex than normal. These situations include patients with other diseases of the cornea, patients who have ever been on Flomax, or patients who may have had an eye injury or serious infection. For these patients Cataract Surgery can be more complicated.

Also, patients who have had previous refractive surgery to correct their vision-such as Radial Keratotomy or Laser Vision Correction, may need sophisticated alternative measurements and calculations in order to obtain the proper Lens Implant (IOL) prescription to achieve the best results.

Consultation for Patients Experiencing Progressive Deteriorating Vision Decades After Radial Keratotomy (RK)

Progressive deterioration of vision decades following RK (Radial Keratotomy) is becoming increasingly more common. The corneal incisions, initially created to treat nearsightedness and astigmatism, may become unstable leading to severe astigmatism and or farsightedness as patients’ eyes age. Surgical removal of Cataracts or Clear Lens Extractions with implantation of advanced technology lens implants may restore near normal vision in many patients who have not seen well for years following RK (Radial Keratotomy).  Aspheric Toric Lens Implants may be used to successfully treat patients with severe irregular astigmatism following RK (Radial Keratotomy) and return vision to a useful and functional level.  Marc Michelson, M.D. of Alabama Eye & Cataract Center, P.C has successfully utilized advanced technology lens implants to restore near normal vision in many patients who have had progressive loss of vision due to progressive corneal changes from RK (Radial Keratotomy).

Further, as more patients are electing to have their vision corrected after Cataract Surgery with near vision presbyopia correcting lens implants, there are instances where the results are not optimum and require additional measurements, calculations and exchanging the Lens Implant (IOL) with an alternative lens design to achieve the desired results.

Marc Michelson, M.D. of Alabama Eye & Cataract Center, P.C. is a Cornea, Refractive and Cataract Surgeon who has a unique combination of skills in all three areas necessary to help patients in need of complex Cataract and Lens Implant Surgery. He has extensive experience in Diseases and Surgery of the Cornea, Refractive Surgery and Cataract Surgery-all of which support his clinical expertise in handling complex cataract surgery, complications of cataract surgery and vision problems with advanced technology lens implants that can occur in certain situations.

Dr. Michelson is available at Alabama Eye & Cataract Center, P.C. for consultation regarding clinical issues in Cataract Surgery & Lens Implants.