Cataract Surgery

Assessments Done For The Lids Present In Upper And Lower Eye

The physical examination should include an evaluation of the amount of skin on the upper and lower lids; distribution of orbital fat; vector of the lower eyelid; and physical characteristics of the skin including degree of elasticity and pigmentation. It may be necessary for patients with a history of dry eye to undergo a Schirmer’s test. Ptosis of the upper eyelid is determined by measuring the palpebral fissure width and margin reflex distance. Levator excursion is also assessed. Visual field assessment is required for functional Lasik surgery.

Important features carried out before choosing for an eye surgery

Some of the important issues to keep in mind include:


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Upper . . .

Upper eyelid surgery is often carried out separately from lower eyelid surgery. Be prepared for two separate operations

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Lasik . . .

Lasik can remove dark circles under the eyes, lift sagging eyebrows or get rid of crow’s feet

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Think . . .

Think about the financial cost. Cosmetic surgery does not usually qualify for rebates from Medicare or private health insurance companies

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Smokers . . .

Smokers are at increased risk of complications. If you are serious about undergoing surgery, you should try to quit smoking

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Finding . . .

Finding a best eye surgeon for choosing the cataract lens for the patient without causing any defects

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR THE USAGE OF THE CATARACT LENSES FOR EYE