You can use the search feature, archives and health topics to look up previous discussions about calculations of IOL power. IT IS NOT AN EXACT SCIENCE. Generally MOST (But NOT ALL) patients end up + or - 0.50 diopters of the expected results but 10% may end up more than + or - 1.50 diopters or more off the expescted results.
After spending over $2500.00 on each eye to have cataracts removed-- my eye sight is not much better.There is a film like substance that covers both eyes when trying to read or drive.It has been well over nine months now having surgery. and my Doctor is ,like "what can I tell you? Come back in six months and "WE" will check it out ! ! ! What do you think??
I am considering multi-focal lens replacement but have heard two reports of 'halos' around lights (night vision) that have not decreased in 3 or 4 months. Anyone experienced this or have information on frequency of this happening?
Similar to "M" above, my Mom will have surgery to replace an incorrect lens from her cataract surgery (about a month ago) tomorrow morning. I am so worried about her and have searched the internet to find out how this can happen and what the risks are from having the corrective surgery. She doesn't know if the insurance will cover it but she wants to much to have her eyesight corrected. I can't find information on whether this surgery is usually successful or not. I pray for anyone in this situation. Please pray for my Mom. Thank you.
I've been miserable after having a multifocal lens implant a year and a half ago for all the same reasons as others. My questions is -- Is it true that there is a significant risk of retinal detachment if I replace the lens with a monovision? My doctor has already tried prk, oitments, pills and drops. Am currently using alphagan.
You are at increased risk for RD because you have had cataract/IOL surgery. The risk of RD is not higher with multifocal than monofocal. The risk of an RD will not increase with a second operation unless there is a compllication like capsular tear or vitreous loss. You will have the standard risks of another operation: infection bleeding swelling of the macula.
I am 32years old and diagnosed in childhood with Bilateral nuclear congenital cataract and I am interested in having an eye surgery. I can read very well but I can`t see well at far. I wear glasses but I can`t drive a car. I am a layer and I would like to take the driving license. I would like a piece of advice in that matter: is it an eye surgery the solution to my problem? could you give me some details about this surgery, the effects and risks?
after the cataract surgery do you think I will be able to get that driving license?
Many people with congential cataract have subnormal vision because they eyes have amblyopia due to the cataracts. They don't develop to their full potential. If you have never seen 20/20 then cataract surgery will not restore normal vision.
The questions you ask can only be answered by an Eye MD that has examined your eyes and that can talk to you in person. In the USA find an Eye MD at www.aao.org
Thank you for previous information concerning my multifocal iol problems. I am happy to report that after a year and a half of trying to rectify the problems without replacement surgery, I used 1% Pilocarpine and today, for the first time since January 2007, I drove tonight with absolutely no ghosting, blurring or halos. I'm not a doctor and couldn't say if it will work for everyone, but I tried everything else and this seems to have done the job!
Glad it worked. Watch for increase of floaters, flashes or curtain or veil over peripheral vision. Have your pupils dilate widely at least once a year to check the retina and to prevent the pupil from fibrosing shut.
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