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Question:
Can I get lens replacement only to correct vision?

Answer:
Yes. This would involve cataract surgery with an intraocular lens insertion, but presumably in an eye without a cataract in an individual who does not want to wear glasses or use contact lenses. Most individuals who choose this are quite nearsighted. There are genuine risks with the surgery, and an operation should not be considered unless the patient is fully informed of risks versus benefits.

Answered by: Charles P. Wilkinson, MD  Dr. Charles P. Wilkinson

Categories: Cataracts, Eye Surgery, Vision Correction

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