Intraocular Lens Dislocation: Know the Symptoms
By David Gross on April 09, 2020
Following cataract surgery, you will be fitted with an intraocular lens that will restore your vision. The lenses are designed to last a lifetime and can free patients of the need for corrective eyewear.
One potential risk of this procedure is intraocular lens dislocation, but it is very rare. Dr. David Gross is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and has performed over 25,000 lens implant surgeries; he has the experience and skill to perform your procedure. In addition, the team at Deen-Gross Eye Centers is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to treat eye emergencies. Our office serves Merrillville, IN, Hobart, IN, and surrounding areas.
Symptoms of Intraocular Lens Dislocation
Intraocular lens dislocation is extremely rare. Occurrences of this complication range from .2 to 3 percent of cases. Over the past decade, the risk of severe complications has continued to drop due to advances in surgical techniques and instruments.
The most common symptom of intraocular lens dislocation is a change in vision. The degree of vision alternation will vary depending on the severity of the intraocular lens dislocation. Vision aberrations may include:
- Double vision
- Seeing the edge of the intraocular lens
Report the Symptoms of Lens Dislocation Immediately
There is typically no pain or discomfort associated with lens dislocation. Untreated lens dislocation can lead to dangerous complications like intraocular inflammation, retinal detachment, corneal edema, and other problems.
If you experience any change in visual perception, it may be a symptom of a serious eye emergency. Our practice is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to handle eye emergencies.
Risk Factors for Lens Dislocation
In rare circumstances, the capsular bag that holds the intraocular lens can rupture or fail, which can compromise the artificial lens. Lens dislocation can occur in the days after surgery or years later due to reasons that include:
- How the surgery was performed
- Trauma to the eye
- Prior eye surgeries
- Conditions that cause instability of the capsular bag
- Eye inflammation
- Connective tissue disorders
You can lower your risk of lens dislocation by working with the skilled eye doctors of Deen-Gross Eye Centers. Our office has served the Merrillville community for over 40 years.
Treatment Options for Lens Dislocation
Seeking prompt medical attention following lens dislocation can lower your risk of eye damage. Your treatment options will vary depending on the severity of the lens dislocation and other factors. In some milder cases, treatment may not be recommended.
If lens dislocation is impacting your vision, eye surgery will likely be needed to reposition or replace the lens. Your eye doctor will weigh the benefits of retaining or replacing the lens depending on several factors, including the condition of the intraocular lens.
Schedule Your Eye Procedure Today
If lens dislocation occurs, prompt intervention can restore your vision and prevent damage to your eye. If you experience any change in vision, contact our office immediately by calling (219) 769-8989. Our experienced and exceptionally skilled surgical team will take prompt steps to bring your world into focus.
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