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second cataract surgery - 1st failed
I recently has cataract surgery in my left eye.  Afters 2 months with vision worst than before the surgery I had it done again.  The second time it was a success

I noticed that my first lens was an 18.5 while the second successful one was 22.0

when I asked the doctor about this he said that we had a different anathesiologist and they have different fornulas and that was probably the problem.

Is this possible?
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284078 tn?1282620298
The first surgery didn't "fail" - it sounds like you just got the incorrect power implant due to either a measurement or calculation or possible clerical error.  It has nothing to due with anesthesia.  For the second surgery - the calculations were redone and a better power IOl was used

MJK MD
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I thought that was mostlikely

I have had the same opthalmologist for 4 years and I am very disheartened that he would say that

I don't know how to approach him on this

any suggesitons?
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284078 tn?1282620298
It doesn't matter what you say to him.  It is all behind you now.  Presumably after the re-operation with IOL exchange, everything is OK now.  If you like and trust the surgeon you can stay with him.  If not see another surgeon for second eye.

MJK MD
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thanks, you are absolutely right

I am happy and that's the truth!
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A related discussion, Cataract surgery tear was started.
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