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i had left eye iol 1 week ago,my vision improved 50%? l had been told i would not need glass s,now they tell me ido need glass s or lasik? im very disappointed,my right eye is do for surgery next week,and im very hesitant,when i wear my glass s,with my the left lens removed,i can see. left eye was-5,the lens lmplant +14.50,does this mean i will see without the need of glass" s,after surgery?in other words do the eyes work together
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Don't rush into surgery on your second eye till you are satisfied with your first eye and have a better understanding of your options:

READ THIS:

http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/841991/Consider-ALL-the-Options-Before-Your-Cataract-Surgery-Working-Through-Whats-Best-For-You

JCH MD
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It isn't clear what your issue is with your left eye. What do you mean by "vision improved 50%", is your distance vision in that eye not 20/20, what is the problem with it?

It may be that there are typos, errors in your post. You say "I wear my glass s, with my the left lens removed, I can see". If you can see, why are you now talking about them saying you'll need glasses or lasik? Or was it a typo and you mean't you "can't see"? If you can't, what is the issue, did they say what prescription you need for the left eye?

Even if you have good distance vision in an eye, you may still need glasses for reading depending on whether you got a premium lens that provides more near vision, or if you got monovision with one eye being set for near and the other eye set for distance. I'm wondering if they perhaps set your left eye for near to be able to see close up and therefore its distance vision isn't very good? If so, that means they would set your 2nd eye for distance and its distance vision should be good.

Unfortunately they can't always get the lens power for an IOL exactly right, so if the lens power is wrong then sometimes people will need correction for that eye afterwards, either glasses, contacts or a laser correction.  It isn't an exact formula they use, it is just based on statistics of how well people with similar eye measurements did in the past and it can sometimes lead to the wrong power being chosen even if the doctor did the best they could. Unfortunately they can't yet get the power right 100% of the time.
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I had both eyes done together about 12 weeks ago
I was -5 -4  I could see perfectly afterwards
But looking back now I think my vision at all distances only settled down at around 8 weeks after surgery
My problem was that I couldn't use my computer without glasses
and couldn't drive without my glasses
My left eye was stronger than my right at my first check up
But my surgeon said he had made the necessary adjustments with the lenses and my right would catch up over the next few weeks or months
and it has
    Regards Gary
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no my sight is not 20/20,i wish,the day of measurement,took a long time,like over an hour,the tech had problems with the ultrasound? unplug then replug,then i think changed out electric pack.it all seemed rather strange to me,
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the day of my measurement,it took a long time,the tech had problems with the ultrasound?? had assistant unplug and replug the measurement machine then i think something like get another battery pack or something,please remember this was all new to me,i found it all very strange,the doctor was in surgery,l never mentioned this to the doctor
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the day of my measurement,it took a long time,the tech had problems with the ultrasound?? had assistant unplug and replug the measurement machine then i think something like get another battery pack or something,please remember this was all new to me,i found it all very strange,the doctor was in surgery,l never mentioned this to the doctor
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Given the nature of the multiple instruments we use it is not unusual to have to change calibration, restart the software, change tips, make multiple readings.

This does not mean that the reading ultimately used is flawed. Think about starting your car on a cold morning. It may take two or three tries but once it gets going and warms up it fine.

When the doctor looks at the reading there are some reliability indices that tell him/her that the reading was good.

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Can you please clarify-

Do you have clear distance vision in the operated eye?
Do you have clear close up vision in the operated eye?

Do you have clear vision at any distance in that eye, and if so, at what distance is  everything clearest?
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When I went in for my measurement they used the IOL master machine and the assistant could not, at first, get a good reading.  She said it was due to my cataract, so she kept going until she got a good reading.  I asked the doctor about it and he then showed me my  the readings and pointed out how clean and consistent the numbers looked.  He said if anything looked odd to him he would do further testing.  So I think this is not abnormal.

It would help if you provided more information, such as what IOL did you get; monofocal or Mutifocal or Extended Range of Vision.  

Also what was your distance and close up vision after surgery - 20/25, 20/30 ...
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