Hi, I was wondering if you could help me a bit. I have had Restore lens inplanted and am facing the same problems that you had mentioned in your post. How long did you have to wait before you explanted the Restor lens.
HI disappointed66. Am thinking of explanting my multifocals and change to monofocals but I have had these 2 months now. Would you mind asking your doctor if this is still safe to do? I am based in the Philippines and so would really appreciate your assistance. Thanks.
Hi disappointed66, I believe I sent you a note sometime ago with my email: ***@****. I really would love to hear from you. When you explanted Restor, what replacement monofocal lens did you implant? Do you now have monofocals in both eyes? Do you need readers now? How severe is your presbyopia. I have a Nanoflex in the right eye, and a Restor in the left, foreign object sensation & slightly ghost vision. I wonder how bad my near vision will be with both Nanoflex lens. I wear $ store readers now, but 3.0 diopter. Even with these, Restor eye with reading still has slight ghost image. Maybe too strong?? Would love to see a response from you on my email.
Just a quick note to say hi! Just got this message notification from med help on my email. I've been thinking about you too. All of my info got changed when I moved. I still have all your info so I will call you this weekend and give you all of my info.
So good to hear from you. Should have contacted you sooner but moving is a nightmare. Thanks for the nudge. Will talk to you very soon. Maryann
My doctor says to explant is too dangerous although I have had ReStor only three weeks. Which doctor did your explant, and where is he located? Thanks for any information you may give me.
Hey disappointed, I was wondering if you are still in touch with " blurr" I read their entries and the trouble they were having with RESTOR in 2009. Do you know what ever happened with that person?
Just a quick note to say hi! I also live on Long Island. Would it be o.k. with you to give me the name of the new surgeon you are happy with? Thanks.
Restor no more! taken out. AND DEPTH OF FIELD IS WORSE W RESTOR.
Try playing volleyball w restor. don't RESTOR. dr. Wolstan, torrance put them in.
Hello, Thank you for sharing your story. It gives me hope. I am trying to communicate with you privately. Is this reaching you? I lokk forward to hearing from you, Aleif
Thanks for all your info.
Many thanks for the info. Sam
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Just a quick note to say hi! Thanks for your prayers and support. You are such a big help to me through all of these horrors. So glad you got to speak with RNM ! Will let you know how I make out at Wills Eye today.
Hi,Thank you. My appt. is for 2 pm this afternoon. I'll let you know tonight how it goes. I appreciate your prayers. Hope you will enjoy this beautiful weather we are having today. Maryann
Hi, So you just need glasses for fine print. That is so wonderful! This should be common knowledge passed on by the cataracts surgeons although every eye is different. I was told I had the choice, and my impression was that with
mono lenses I would see well for distance (and need glasses for reading) , and with crystalens I would likely be able to see distance and read without glasses. I am an avid reader so after much hemming and hawing I took the chance on crystalens. Anyway, I developed retina problems after the cataract surgery so I need to wait until more surgery to clear that up until I can really assess what the crystalens is doing but not good I think b/c so many probs cannot all be due to retina.......I wear contact lens and readers over that to get along....
Thank you for response re "cataract IOL". Do you need glasses for reading the phone book and, if you're familiar with it, the NY Times? Both have small print. Also magazines contain areas where there is small print. Can I assume you need them for reading small print on packaging? Thanks again for the info you share...
Many many thanks to you and the others. You have answered all my questions and have given great guidance!!! I was still on the fence with possibly using the miniblend (as per Dr John's suggestion) but am worried about loss of depth perception. I don't want someone to throw me a ball and it hits me in teh face!! Possibly if you keep the difference at about 1D, the change in depth perception will not be noticeable.
Many thanks again.
Surgery scheduled for late January. Will post how it comes out with the Tecnis mono. Thanks again for the feedback.
Thank you for the kind wishes! Your words meant more to me than you know.
It must have been amazing to watch the old boys play. I would give anything to back in time to catch a game or two. I did have the good fortune to meet DiMaggio in 1996 when I worked for the Yankees.
Yes, the series was exciting - not to mention the ALCS against the Angels, my second favorite team. The final games of the season did have the positive effect of taking my mind off of my current stresses. Go Yanks!
Thanks again... And take care!
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Glad to hear that your explant went well and you are enjoying your new Tecnis lens.
When I got my new Tenis, I was set for -2.0 diopters but I was able to see near, intermediate and far in clear focus, with only slight blurriness across the entire range. As my eyes healed after day 4, my far vision detriorated and today (2 weeks post-op) only my near/intermediate vision remains. (I think I am at -1.25d at the moment)
Also note that everybody has different definitions of "good distance vision". Some people (like me) are perfectly fine with slightly blurred distance.
Hi Lorraine, Well it's been quite a week - I've been awfully worried about poor Tecnis-eye, still very ghosted and blurred. Looked at an Amsler grid on the Net and convinced myself my macula was kaput! Nice technician at Dr's thought my problems sounded refractive (ie fixable) & booked me in for a checkup this Friday & will see Dr next week also. Feel a bit more reassured. Dr did warn me I might need lasik or something on that eye further on. Even with the current worry, workmates say I look 100% better - one said I looked so distressed with the Restors she just didn't know what to say or do! My GP caught me in the main street peering at things; I asked if I looked like a total nut - she needn't have replied "yes", LOL. Thanks for your concern & support, so helpful. Regards Ann.
Hi Lorraine, So nice to come home after surgery to your email. Operation itself apparently a breeze, lens came out easily and a Tecnis like yours put in. I had a lot of prior complications in that eye from last surgery, so still very blurred due to stitches, swelling and poor thing generally unhappy. Won't know if refractive target OK till all of that settles down, which could take over a week. There is a noticeable difference with the untinted Tecnis - AcrysofIQ world definitely "darker" across whole colour spectrum. Too soon to comment on night vision. I think you are totally on the right track with your Tecnis and will never regret it. Dr would have chosen Tecnis for both mine but had technical worries. The ordeal is almost over. I have been saved, unlike poor souls stuck with Restor!
Hi, Sorry to be careless & mention your name on main thread, not thinking. Blame it all on the Restor! It sounds like you have your left eye set for distance, does Dr intend to set your November operation for intermediate, or distance? I've had a marvellous result - 20/15 in my right eye for distance, no lens the technician used improved it, so perfect! How lucky can I be? Dr suggested a Tecnis in left eye (also set for distance) in response to concerns about dim light vision. Said he had a few patients with Alcon/Tecnis & most saw little difference & felt happy to try that given first great result. Good luck getting money back from awful (by definition) Restor Dr. Thinking of you zooming around at night, lol. Fingers X'd for Monday! No guarantees. Regards, Ann
Hi Lorraine, Great to hear you're having such success with your Tecnis! I *think* I have the Acrysof IQ like Jodie. Surgeon said my options were more limited because of previous problems & technical issues. (I do trust him). He is giving me double-distance which I'm fine with. My acuity right across the spectrum is lovely, great depth of field & my old readers bring up print and computer beautifully. No more awful haloing, ghosting, bleeding of contrast etc. However, my vision in *bad* light is disappointing! Very clear and sharp, but like the "dimmer switch" is down, as though less light somehow gets in, rather like the Restor. Will take this up with him this Wed prior to any further op. How do you find the Tecnis in this regard? Thanks so much for your support. Regards, Ann
Thanks so much Lorraine. My first explant yesterday was a total success! I can see much better at distance and intermediate points, and even close up my vision is quite good - just need "middle aged" readers as I have done for some years. Horrible Restor doctor told me I'd see nothing for 20 feet, wouldn't see across the room, my hand would be a blur... Utter rot!!! I don't want to say too much until I try out the "new" eye tonight. I might post later this evening - maybe just send note to Jodie & Londonbridge as I don't want to give anyone reading on the internet the wrong impression till I get a few more facts. This is supposedly a "distance" eye but I can see the lot, however Jodie has problems up close for example. Again, so grateful for your support. Regards, Ann
Just a quick note to say hi! please tell me when you can how your removel went.i am also going to have them removed on 9-16-09 can not drive at night.