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    Loose IOL. (Intraocular lens)
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    An_251242 posted:
    I need help. I have questions I'm having a hard time finding answers.
    How worried should you be about a loose or jiggly IOL? Can I still work?
    I'm planning a visit to the eye doctor.

    My vision is ok for now... but if I look up or lay on my back it becomes distored.... double vision.... I feel like it may have gotten better over the past few days. I requested two days off work.

    I need answers. Any help is greatly appretiated.
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    Hydecka responded:
    More info? No problem. I'm 28 years old. I had the surgery done when I was about 13. So yeah... a good 15 years.
     
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    Hydecka replied to Hydecka's response:
    Really wish there was a way to edit posts.....
     
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    Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
    Virtually all people that undergo cataract surgery have an artificial cataract replacement lens called an intraocular lens (IOL) inserted at the time of surgery. This lens is placed in empty cataract capsular bag following removal of the cloudy cataract material. On rare occasions the cataract bag becomes loose inside the eye or there is a hole in the bag which allows the artificial lens to move. Depending on the exact type of cataract replacement lens, there are very effective surgical methods to stabilize the lens position or replace the implant.

    In most instances, it is best to fix this problem sooner rather than later and to restrict activity until the problem is fixed. This is to avoid further dislocation of the lens; if the lens implant moves enough, it can slip into the vitreous space and require a much bigger surgery to fix.
     
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    Hydecka replied to Alan M Kozarsky, MD's response:
    I see right.

    I just paid $200 to a eye doctor locally to tell me what was wrong with me. Pretty much what I suspected, I self diagnosed myself. Now another appointment with a surgeon for 75, don't even know what HE will say.

    Doc said though I could still work... just no rollercoasters or skateboarding.... would you agree? Can I still lift heavy stuff? OR should I just avoid it period til surgery?


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