PLEASE!!!!! I REALLY need help! I am a healthy 47 year old female (aside from hypothyroidism since a young age). I had a standard distance lens put in the right eye Dec. 2013. It went pretty well and now has some clouding and probably needs a YAG I am told (I can handle that). That is not my problem...…For the left eye I had an astigmatism. One previous doctor said something like 1.15. My current doctor said 1.2?- 1.3? (approx.) I cannot remember exactly, but both doctors recommended the toric for that left eye. I was hesitant because of the money and some things I had read, but I thought that they were specialists and I had two opinions. So, I did the toric model SN6AT3 (1.5 CYL) 25.0 D. on 4-23-2014. I have good vision for 5-6 feet (excluding reading- it is a distance lens) and then after that it is blurry (after reading it sounds like what is called waxy vision???). My doctor thinks I should see really well--- all his tests come out good. But I cannot see clearly (crisply) after 5-6 feet. He is trying to listen to me, but he now wants me to talk to other doctors for new opinions. He said the lens is in the right place and everything looks good (of coarse there is still inflammation). He has told me to go from 4 to 6 drops of prednisolone daily. He did say that in both eye the lens is a bit forward in the sac. After searching internet, I have read that the lens can cause waxy vision and that this will many times resolve itself as the lens regains the factory manufactured shape (one online article). I don't know what to do or what to think. I am scared. What do you know? What is your advice?
Seek a second opinion from another ophthalmologist. Possible causes of decreased vision include rotation of the Toric implant which may require repositioning, posterior capsule opacification (haze on the membrane behind the implant), cystoid macular edema (fluid in the macula, or center of the retina), or corneal edema (fluid in the front clear part of the eye). Waxy vision is not a diagnosis, but more a description of the blurred vision. If it is a
single-piece implant, the lens should be entirely within the capsular bag, or one of the loops (haptics) will rub on the iris and cause inflammation, elevated eye pressure, or even bleeding.
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