Clear lens extraction after a previous retinal Detachment

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by thebookdog, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. thebookdog

    thebookdog Guest

    Hello, I am in my 40's and have severe myopia (roughly -20). I had a
    detached retina 20 years ago due a combination of my myopia and being a very
    dedicated long distance runner (apparently the continuous pounding on the
    road every day may have been the main cause). I had a buckle put in my eye
    but this was removed a few years later and I have had no problems since. I
    now wear contact lenses as normal. I have been looking into clear lens
    extraction to correct my myopia as my sister who has a similar perscription
    to me has had this and it has improved her previous vision with contacts,
    but have noticed that one of the possible complications is retinal
    detachment. Would anyone be able to tell me if my previous detachment means
    I would be at more at risk from this after clear lens extraction? Also if I
    did have another detachment would it be able to be treated again, providing
    it was dealt with in time?

    thebookdog, Jan 5, 2004
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