Intraocular Lens Implants
note: the following article discusses drugs and/or surgery for
the treatment of eye disorders. Here at H&B we recommend natural
approaches and urge you to look into alternatives before choosing
surgery or taking powerful drugs with potentially dangerous side
intraocular lens (PIOL) implant can be employed to correct either
extreme farsightedness or extreme nearsightedness. Unlike cataract
surgery, your natural lens is not removed -- instead, the implant
is secured in front of the natural lens, essentially making the
PIOL implant an internal contact lens.
contact lens technology has arisen out of the rapid advances in
today's cataract surgery. Utilizing cutting edge equipment, ophthalmologists
can insert flexible intraocular lenses (used to replace the natural
lens after cataract surgery) through extremely small incisions.
Some PIOL implants are flexible enough to allow folding as they
are inserted through small incision openings.
there is an increased risk of more serious complications, PIOL implants
are supposed to be reserved for only extreme cases of nearsightedness
or farsightedness. Surgeons are implanting PIOLs in patients with
myopia greater than 12.00 to 15.00 diopters and hyperopia greater
than 4.00 to 6.00 diopters.
you are at much higher risk, PIOL implants can offer an advantage
over LASIK in people who have thinner corneas, making the tissue removal
aspect of LASIK less desirable. Of course, both procedures have their
dangers, and you should fully do your homework and know all the risks
the published positive outcomes, complications linked to PIOL implants
are a very real and credible concern. Specifically, in the earliest
studies, a percentage of patients developed cataracts shortly
is also a risk of endophthalmitis (infection within the eye) because
the surgical incision penetrates the eye. This could lead to
a complete loss of vision. Endothelial cell loss with some lens
designs is also a concern and is currently being studied further.
in the U.S. are currently implanting PIOLs as part of an FDA clinical
trial. So please keep this in mind if your surgeon tells you that
you may be a candidate for this "exciting" and "promising"
new surgical procedure.
your vision in just minutes a day -- without glasses, contacts,
or potentially dangerous lasik surgery. Discover the
amazingly simple natural vision correction system that claims
a 94% success rate in reversing vision problems. Click
here to learn about a non-surgical method to improve vision.
Throughout this website, statements are made pertaining to the properties
and/or functions of food and/or nutritional products. These statements
have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and
these materials and products are not intended to diagnose, treat,
cure or prevent any disease.