Hello, I received a Technis lens implant last Friday, and when I returned for a follow up visit on Wednesday, I complained that my vision was not distinct and defined as I had been told it would be, that in fact my vision was not as good as it had been before with contacts or glasses. My doctor then told me I would have to have YAG 3 months later to remove a membrane, and that this was required in 100% of Technis lens implants. I had never been told this before and it was not in the material I received before the surgery, and I have been unable to find corroboration of this online. Does anyone have knowledge about this, thanks.
Often the membrane that holds the IOL in place does turn cloudy and requires a Yag laser capsulotomy. However it is never 100% of the time, in fact over the last 10-15 years the % that need it has dropped from perhaps 60-70% (within 5-10 years) to about 30% with new IOLs within 5 years.
Thank you, the surgeon has a good reputation so I was very puzzled by his response, maybe I am his lone B- instead of A++ in his successful implant of this particular lens. I am going to give the lens a couple more weeks to see if my vision becomes clearer and if not I will get a second opinion.
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