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Just a quick note to say hi!
You deserve a big bear hug!
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Thank you for everything!
Welcome to our community!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope you feel better soon!
Congratulations! Time for a celebration...
Happy Birthday!
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04/12
Hi.  I am in Florida, and have a new ReStor which gives me no near, intermediate or distance clear vision.  Did you have an explant, and if so, who did it?
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10/10
I didn't get your message,  please repeat.    Judy7469
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10/10
Lerbea,

I also reported my complaint to my States Attorney General's Office,  they issue a form to download.
I also filed a complaint with medicare fraud division.  They pay for the explant.
As a Florida senior,  I feel cheated. The implant business takes away your vision and your money.
Please tell others to file complaints at these agencies also.
Thanks for the info I got from reading your blog...
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10/10
Lerbea,

In two days I will have the Restor lenses EXPLANTED!
I will also be filing a complaint to the FDA about the lenses, and I have requested that my former surgeon arbitrate my dispute. I am very scared of this second surgery and it's possible side effects, but I have read so many "successful explant stories," it has given me confidence to go ahead.   As one member stated, "Alcon gets paid even if the lens does not work, and doctors who buy Alcon stock, still get
dividend checks."
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06/10
Hi!  Thanks so much for  relating your story and the info on the FDA. Unbelievable !! But fortunate for you  that they did the replacement assuming that  it would be covered.  You did a great job fighting city hall.. It must have been exhausting.  It has been exhausting for me this past year trying to find out why I can't see well after a crystalens implant and having to do all the research and legwork myself.  Just had a costly vitrectomy and hope it is covered by ins.  My cataract surgeon didn't even recognize I had developed retina issues - wanted to do YAG and Lasik  Had to consult many doctors and use this forum. As far as the IOL goes,  I think crystalens has false advertising - they paint too rosy a picture. They must give   these surgeons better training before they can operate.
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06/10
Just a quick note to say hi!  I am interested in knowing how to make a complaint to the FDA.  Do you have any advice? Are they really interested? If one can't sue the doctor or get their money back, at least somebody should be hearing and keeping a record of all these poor results with the newer expensive lenses..
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12/09
Hi Lerbea,
Thank you very much for help!
Have a nice weekend!
MimiJoy
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12/09
Hi Lerbea,
Thank you very much for your help! You said you got the refund from dr. How did you get it? Just want to know and to see whether it can help me on this issue.
Thank you very much again for your time and kindness.
MimiJoy
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12/09
Hi Lerbea,

Thank you very much for quick answer. I'm in Michigan. Did your new IOL lens were put into good position? My first surgeon is willing to do IOL exchange for me, but he said he can't put new IOL lens as good position as first lens.

My 2 eyes always fighting, I can't adapt to monovision and also I have aniseikonia. But all ophthalmoligsts I saw except first one think I don't need IOL exchange. They all think I'm perfect OK, but I'm suffering.

Thank you very much for any help!

MimiJoy
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12/09
Hi Lerbea,
Have you done IOL exchange? If yes, could you please give me your surgeon's contact info since I'm looking for IOL exchange.
Thank you very much for help!
MimiJoy
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08/09
I, too, made the mistake of having ReStor lenses placed in both eyes. I'm very close to having them removed. I experienced one more example of why they are useless yesterday at a museum. I am completely unable to read labels on exhibits unless I can put my eyes within 12 inches of them & mid-range exhibits are blurry. My eyes were much more functional before ReStor lenses. Buyers Beware !
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