John D. Mitchell, MD | Emily Ash Morin, MD | Jacquelyn Weber, MD
130 Park Street SE, Suite 300 Vienna, Virginia 22180 / Phone:703-938-2266
8218 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite P-10 Bethesda, Maryland 20814 / Phone:301-656-2027
John D. Mitchell, MD
Emily Ash Morin, MD
Jacquelyn Weber, MD
130 Park Street SE, Suite 300
Vienna, Virginia 22180
8218 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite P-10
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Secondary Intraocular Lens Surgery (Yamane Technique)
Secondary intraocular lens surgery is necessary when a patient’s original intraocular lens implant from cataract surgery is no longer functioning appropriately. Rarely, the original lens implant shifts “out of position” and causes decreased vision. Sometimes this happens after an injury to the eye such as blunt trauma, but sometimes, the implant shifts spontaneously. Although this is uncommon, when the lens implant becomes dislocated, a new intraocular lens implant is required.
Dr. Weber has training and experience with multiple types of secondary intraocular lens surgical techniques, including the latest technique pioneered by Shin Yamane (Yamane technique). This new surgery does not require sutures and improves vision quicker and with less discomfort than traditional techniques. Dr. Weber would be happy to discuss various options for secondary intraocular lens surgery with you.