I have had lasik surgery for a perscription of -8.25 in both eyes to be corrected with significant astigmatism that was also corrected to a point where no perscriptive correction was needed. Alas, 5 years later, I developed cataracts . When I had lens replacement surgery for cataracts then, the lens was overcorrected to +1.75 and +3.5 in either eye. Next I had gone to do an exchange of these lenses. I now have an additional piggyback lens in back of one of the original lenses that could not be exchanged and the other exchange was successful. This was 2 years ago for this exchange. I now have -.5 and -1.50 vision. I can read without any problems. Yet, I have horrific night vision that has remained since the exchange. I am okay in the daytime , but my visibility post-op is so bad in the dark that I need my spouse to guide me in walking thru a darkened movie theatre. Please help as I am really desperate for an answer. I am now 48 years old. Are there any options? Is this a legitmate risk of these procedures? Thank you.
Yes there are likely good options. You should have your cataract surgery have his/her BEST technician do a end point refraction and prescribe no-line bifocal lens. Ask your Eye MD if they can prescribe "wave-front glasses" like Zeiss I-script and if possible get them. they are more expensive but represent state of the art in reducing optical abberations. Also see if your eye MD will give you a trial of Alphagan-P to use at night to keep your pupil from dilating in the dark. Excellent chance this will take care of the problem or make it tolerable.
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