Ask an Eye M.D. Answer Archive

Please read our important medical disclaimer.

Question:
Can the new lens in my eye move after I have had cataract surgery?

Answer:
Once your eye has healed, it is not likely that your new intraocular lens will move even if you bump your head. Severe trauma directly to the eye could very rarely cause dislocation of the lens, but that would require a great deal of force directly to the eye. There is one kind of intraocular lens, the Crystalens — also called an accommodative lens — that is designed to move forward and backward with attempts to focus distance or near. This movement is slight and the lens is purposely designed that way.

Answered by: Wayne Bizer, DODr. Wayne Bizer

Categories: Cataracts, Eye Surgery

Have a question that hasn't been answered yet? Ask it!

Answered: Jun 27, 2014

Pop needs to be configured.