Lensectomy Recommendations and Support at Bird's Eye View Optometry
The lenses of your eyes help to make normal vision possible -- but they may not always work in your favor. If impending cataracts, severe refractive errors, or the after-effects of a previous surgery threaten your eyesight, you may benefit from a surgical procedure called a lensectomy. Our own Dr. Bird at Bird's Eye View Optometry can evaluate your eyes to determine whether replacement of your natural lenses with artificial lenses makes good sense as a strategy for preserving or improving your clarity of vision.
What Is a Lensectomy?
Simply put, a lensectomy is surgical procedure to remove the lens of the eye. The most well-known example of lensectomy is the lens removal associated with cataract surgery. The diseased, opaque lens is broken up by ultrasound, removed through an incision in the eye, and then replaced with a pristine artificial lens.
As familiar as this type of procedure is, however, you don't necessarily have to have a cataract to benefit from a lensectomy. Some other circumstances that might indicate lens removal include:
- The presence of lens fragments left over from a previous cataract operation
- Nearsightedness or farsightedness too severe to be corrected by LASIK or other forms of corneal surgery
- A wish to avoid impending cataracts by preemptively removing and replacing the lens, an option known as refractive lens exchange (RLE)
- Other eye disease or conditions that are likely to cause serious lens issues in the near future
Expert Advice From Our Katy and Houston TX Optometrist
The easiest way to keep on top of your eye care needs is by scheduling your regular eye and vision exams at Bird's Eye View Optometry. Our Katy and Houston TX optometrist will note any changes in your lenses' physical structure or in your visual acuity. Dr. Bird may be able to compensate for these changes with corrective lenses for some time. But if you're worried about experiencing serious vision loss, and corneal surgery doesn't appear to be a helpful option, Dr. Bird may refer you to a skilled eye surgeon for a lensectomy after confirming that you're a good candidate for such a procedure. We can then monitor your post-operative recuperation to make sure that your eyes heal properly.
Could You Benefit from a Lensectomy? Contact Us to Find Out
Are you intrigued by the prospect of making your eyes cataract-free for life or correcting that serious refractive error for good? Contact our Kat or Houston location today to schedule a consultation at Bird's Eye View Optometry! We can help you pursue whatever kind of vision correction is likely to provide the best results!