Is it possible to replace lenses implanted during cataract surgery?

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  • AJames Salz, MD, Ophthalmology, answered on behalf of American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmart

    It is always possible to remove them but it is usually not done unless they are causing problems in the eye such as glaucoma or inflammation leading to loss of vision.  It is not recommended to remove them just to change the prescription or update to a newer model as removal runs the risk of complications and the longer the implants are in place the more difficult it can be to remove them.

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