What happens if lens is displaced after cataract surgery?

Displacement of the intraocular lens causes changes to vision and, if it falls into the vitreous cavity, it can produce traction due to the eye’s own movement, resulting in retinal detachment and/or vitreous haemorrhage.

How do I know if my lens moved after cataract surgery?

What Are the Symptoms of a Dislocated Lens? The most common symptom of a dislocated intraocular lens implant is sudden, painless blurring of vision in one eye. The vision tends to be very blurry, but not blacked-out. Sometimes, the lens implant can be seen resting on the surface of the retina when laying on the back.

How common is intraocular lens dislocation?

Dislocated intraocular lens (IOL) is a rare, yet serious complication whereby the intraocular lens moves out of its normal position in the eye. IOL dislocation has been reported at a rate of 0.2% to 3%.

How common is it for a lens to move after cataract surgery?

Intraocular lens dislocation is extremely rare. Occurrences of this complication range from . 2 to 3 percent of cases. Over the past decade, the risk of severe complications has continued to drop due to advances in surgical techniques and instruments.

Can dislocated lens be fixed?

If your lens dislocation is minimal and is not impacting your vision, no treatment may be needed. You will likely need regular follow-up visits to make sure the lens dislocation isn’t getting worse. If your vision is affected and you are having symptoms, your lens dislocation may be corrected with surgery.

Can a lens implant be redone?

Our answer is yes. If there is an issue with your IOL, it can be replaced with another one. This usually occurs when the lens does not provide adequate vision correction or causes problems like double vision. However, patients should keep in mind that the need for revision is rare.

Can a dislocated eye lens be fixed?

If dislocation is accompanied by other eye problems or injuries, eye surgery may be necessary. For example, a retinal tear may require repair or the dislocated lens may need to be removed and replaced with a plastic lens. Blurry vision caused by dislocated lenses often can be corrected with glasses.

How is a lens dislocation treated?

A dislocated lens usually is not treated. The eye should be monitored by a physician periodically to make sure the condition remains stable. If dislocation is accompanied by other eye problems or injuries, eye surgery may be necessary.

What are the symptoms of a dislocated lens?


  • Blurry vision, the most common symptom.
  • Eye pain or a headache.
  • Double vision.
  • If you have an artificial lens, seeing the edge of your lens implant.

Can you have lens replacement twice?

How long do eye lens implants last?

IOLs have been around since the late 1940s and were the first devices to be implanted in the body. Unlike natural lenses, IOLs do not break down over a person’s lifetime and do not need to be replaced.