Secondary lens implants for aphakia

Patients who have had cataract surgery many years ago, or who may have had a complication during their previous cataract surgery, may not have had an intraocular lens implant (IOL) placed at that time. This condition of the eye is known as aphakia (“no lens”). It results is the need for very thick glasses or contact lenses, even in patients who find contact lenses particularly inconvenient in terms of the dexterity required for putting them in, taking them out, caring for them, etc.

These patients may benefit from secondary intraocular lens implantation, i.e. placement of a lens implant at a later time, well after the original cataract surgery. This service is generally covered by insurance and can thus decrease the cost burden associated with contact lenses as well.

Due to Dr. Clark’s extensive experience with the advanced techniques required for placement of secondary lens implants, he is widely regarded as a local expert in this field.