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Silsoft Aphakic Adult Contact Lens Ino

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Old 07-01-2011, 11:38 AM
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I learned that "aphakik" means that you don't have a lens in you eye; it's been removed. How can someone live and function without a lens in their eye? Do people ever get both lenses removed at the same time? Then what? Do those Silsoft lenses last for a long time?
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Old 07-22-2011, 04:23 PM
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I learned that "aphakik" means that you don't have a lens in you eye; it's been removed. How can someone live and function without a lens in their eye? Do people ever get both lenses removed at the same time? Then what? Do those Silsoft lenses last for a long time?
"Ino?" Do you mean "Info" OV-102 as in "information"?
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:49 PM
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I learned that "aphakik" means that you don't have a lens in you eye; it's been removed. How can someone live and function without a lens in their eye? Do people ever get both lenses removed at the same time? Then what? Do those Silsoft lenses last for a long time?
Here's what the Bausch and Lomb website says--lest you think I just know this stuff off the top of my head.

SilSoft is a specially designed soft contact lens for adults who have had cataract surgery without an intraocular lens being implanted (aphakia). Because the material allows oxygen to pass through it, SilSoft lenses can even be worn overnight (if recommended by your eye care professional).

It doesn't say anything about lenses being removed, just cataract surgery. So does that mean then that someone can wear these aphakik lens even if they still have their natural lenses?
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:21 PM
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"Ino?" Do you mean "Info" OV-102 as in "information"?
Oh, yes. My title should read "Silsoft Aphakic Adult Contact Lens Info." Good eye, Fresa.
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:30 PM
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Here's what the Bausch and Lomb website says--lest you think I just know this stuff off the top of my head.

SilSoft is a specially designed soft contact lens for adults who have had cataract surgery without an interocular lens being implanted (aphakia). Because the material allows oxygen to pass through it, SilSoft lenses can even be worn overnight (if recommended by your eye care professional).

It doesn't say anything about lenses being removed, just cataract surgery. So does that mean then that someone can wear these aphakik lens even if they still have their natural lenses?
Thanks for answering my question without questioning my spelling.

As far as the cataract surgery, that quote up there says that sometimes in cataract surgery an interocular lens is implanted. They call that "apahkia." Here's what Wikipedia says about cataract surgery:

The most effective and common treatment is to make an incision (capsulotomy) into the capsule of the cloudy lens to surgically remove it. Two types of Eye Surgery can be used to remove cataracts: extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE) and intracapsular cataract extraction (ICCE).

ECCE surgery consists of removing the lens, but leaving the majority of the lens capsule intact. High frequency sound waves (phacoemulsification) are sometimes used to break up the lens before extraction.

Intra-capsular (ICCE) surgery involves removing the entire lens of the eye, including the lens capsule, but it is rarely performed in modern practice.

In either extracapsular surgery or intracapsular surgery, the cataractous lens is removed and replaced with a plastic lens (an intraocular lens implant) which stays in the eye permanently.


So I guess removing the entire lens with the cataract is standard procedure then, isn't it?
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:44 PM
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Thanks for answering my question without questioning my spelling.

As far as the cataract surgery, that quote up there says that sometimes in cataract surgery an interocular lens is implanted. They call that "apahkia." Here's what Wikipedia says about cataract surgery:

The most effective and common treatment is to make an incision (capsulotomy) into the capsule of the cloudy lens to surgically remove it. Two types of eye surgery can be used to remove cataracts: extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE) and intracapsular cataract extraction (ICCE).

ECCE surgery consists of removing the lens, but leaving the majority of the lens capsule intact. High frequency sound waves (phacoemulsification) are sometimes used to break up the lens before extraction.

Intra-capsular (ICCE) surgery involves removing the entire lens of the eye, including the lens capsule, but it is rarely performed in modern practice.

In either extracapsular surgery or intracapsular surgery, the cataractous lens is removed and replaced with a plastic lens (an intraocular lens implant) which stays in the eye permanently.


So I guess removing the entire lens with the cataract is standard procedure then, isn't it?
That's what it sounds like. It can't be repaired, so it needs to be replaced.
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:19 PM
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Thanks for answering my question without questioning my spelling.

As far as the cataract surgery, that quote up there says that sometimes in cataract surgery an interocular lens is implanted. They call that "apahkia." Here's what Wikipedia says about cataract surgery:

The most effective and common treatment is to make an incision (capsulotomy) into the capsule of the cloudy lens to surgically remove it. Two types of eye surgery can be used to remove cataracts: extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE) and intracapsular cataract extraction (ICCE).

ECCE surgery consists of removing the lens, but leaving the majority of the lens capsule intact. High frequency sound waves (phacoemulsification) are sometimes used to break up the lens before extraction.

Intra-capsular (ICCE) surgery involves removing the entire lens of the eye, including the lens capsule, but it is rarely performed in modern practice.

In either extracapsular surgery or intracapsular surgery, the cataractous lens is removed and replaced with a plastic lens (an intraocular lens implant) which stays in the eye permanently.


So I guess removing the entire lens with the cataract is standard procedure then, isn't it?
Can anybody tell me what a "lens capsule" is?
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:32 PM
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Can anybody tell me what a "lens capsule" is?
Sure. Anyone with access to Wikipedia can do that.

"The lens capsule is a component of the eye. It is a clear, membrane-like structure that is quite elastic, a quality that keeps it under constant tension. As a result, the lens naturally tends towards a rounder or more globular configuration, a shape it must assume for the eye to focus at a near distance."
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:22 PM
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Sure. Anyone with access to Wikipedia can do that.

"The lens capsule is a component of the eye. It is a clear, membrane-like structure that is quite elastic, a quality that keeps it under constant tension. As a result, the lens naturally tends towards a rounder or more globular configuration, a shape it must assume for the eye to focus at a near distance."
Cool. Thanks for the definition and the illustration.
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