3. Explain What Are Intraocular Lens Implants (IOL)?

Intraocular lenses, or IOLs as they are more commonly known, are artificial lenses that are used to replace natural lenses that have become clouded with cataracts. They can also be used as a solution for people who suffer from presbyopia, a condition in which the lens becomes less flexible, thus losing its ability to focus on near objects.

4. What is a Cataract?

A Cataract is a clouding of the Crystalline Lens inside the eye. It is not a film over the eye. The Crystalline Lens is made of soft flexible protein that is surrounded by an elastic membrane called a Capsule. When the soft, normally transparent protein becomes cloudy, yellow or opaque it is called a Cataract. A Cataract is not a growth over the eye and it is not contagious.

5. Reoperation rates have been 20% for the past 15-20 years in breast augmentation. Is this still currently true?

Yes. In fact, 20% reoperation rates have been commonplace in every FDA PMA study submitted over the past 15 years; however, better results and lower reoperation rates are clearly possible. With proper patient education objective implant selection using appropriate clinical analysis, meticulous surgical technique and detailed postoperative instructions. There have been several peer-reviewed, published studies and presentations in the past five years, which demonstrate the reoperation rates between 1 and 3% are clearly possible and, in my opinion, represent a new era in this procedure.

8. How do we select a surgeon?

In general, thyroid surgery is best performed by a surgeon who has received special training and who performs thyroid surgery on a regular basis, since the complication rate of thyroid operations is lower when the operation is done by a surgeon who does a considerable number of thyroid operations each year.

9. Explain What results can I expect from this cosmetic surgery?

This is a realistic expectation to have. You want to know the possibilities. Ask your cosmetic surgeon about computer imagery to compare a ?before? picture and a realistic expectation of what your ?results? might be.