Biometry is used to calculate the lens power for cataract surgery.

During cataract surgery the aging crystalline lens is removed and replaced with a new artificial lens. The required lens power is different for every patient and depends on the type and amount of refractive error (short-sightedness, far sightedness or astigmatism).

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Glaucoma Facts vs Myths Number 2

Myth #2 - Vision loss as a result of glaucoma can be recovered. Fact – Vision loss from glaucoma occurs when axons in the optic nerve become damaged and can no longer carry visual information to the brain. Since glaucoma kills nerve cells that are truly part of the brain, it is not surprising that once vision is lost from glaucoma, it cannot be restored. That is why we call glaucoma the “silent thief of sight”.

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