I never knew about the relaxing incision done with my Restor lens replacement re cataract surgery. My doctor told me before surgery that I had lenticular astigmatism and that would be removed with my lens. After surgey I was told by a 2nd opinion that I had mild astigmatism on the cornea, but at that point I still had not seen the operative report and didn't know that a relaxing incision had been done at time of surgery. So I am at a loss to understand between the Restor lens and relaxing incision, why I do not have good vision. Is it possible the relaxing incision has something to do with the results? What are the benefits and risks of a relaxing incision? I wonder now if my surgeon should have done this at a later date.
discuss the motivations with the surgeon as no one else would know why he decided to do the relaxing incision (not uncommon to get rid of a bit of corneal astigmatism). The second opinion should have been able to figure out how much corneal astigmatism you had before the surgery compared to after with a review of the records. If not, you may want to get a 3rd opinion. They just have to see the keratometry or corneal topography readings from before the surgery, see where the surgeon made the relaxing incision, and then compare to keratometry readings now. Not that complicated to figure out whether the relaxing incision helped, hurt, or did nothing to your vision.
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