Five days ago I had "Rezoom" IOL put in my left eye. I still have blurry vision. Consulted with the doctor for the post-op and he referred me to a retina specialist.
My question is if unable to find/fix the problem, can the lens be removed? if so what are the difficulties to be encountered?
5 days is not enough time to be worried yet. if your vision is still blurry in 6 weeks, then be more worried. less than a week is no big deal.
did they tell you that you are experiencing macular edema or "swelling" in your retina? that would be a reason to send you to a retina specialist...
but the short asnwer to your question is...yes, it is technically removable... but with great difficulty. you and the surgeon are going to most likely want to leave it in there unless you just cant get any vision out of it...
Need more information. I doubt it is the lens. Why did he say you needed to see the retina surgeon? You could have some cystoid macular edema but he could also treat that. And,yes the lens can be removed but if you have some other things going on right now, you probably don't want to do anything, until you identify the problem and treat it. Let us know what your retina doc says.
Having the same problem. Had Rezoom put in left eye the 27th of Feb, 2006. The strange thing is that I can see totally clear, near, and intermediate. But past 5 feet is totally blurry. Am afraid lens prescription is not right. Also, I knew about the possibility of halos at night, but my night time vision is psychadelic and almost impossible to drive. I have halos, starbursts, glare. Like looking into a keliedoscope. See the doc Tues. Sure hope he can comfort me. Right now am thinking I should have gone with the Traditional Lens. Hoping it gets better for both of us. I researched for months before finally making my decision and read nothing but good statements by the patients that received the Rezoom. Am probably feeling just like you right now. All we can do is give it time and hope things will straighten out. Suppose to be a great lens. Kathy
Since my post, my vision in the left eye seems to be improving slowly. I am encouraged by this, and having a positive attitude. I forgot to mention that my Opthamologist did say after the "Post Op." that there is a possibility of Macular Edema, which seems to be the case with several people that had the same procedure like mine.I spoke to them and I was told that the vision will clear up in about a month.
Thanks for everyone commenting. I will report back after I see the Retina Specialist on the 14th.
I had ReSTOR lens in both eyes, 1/18 & 2/1 after cataract surgery. My vision is very poor. I am a paralegal and avid reader. I cannot see clearly at all. Reading is very difficult. I am extremely sensitive to sunlight. The halos and glare at night are terrible. My doctor says to wait to see if it gets better, but if I want them removed, it's best to do it "sooner than later." I consulted another doctor and he said the ReSTOR lens will not get better. My original doctor should have never recommended them for me. I paid $5,700 for both eyes. Will my vision improve so I can read without extreme blurry and foggy vision?
I so hope it will improve for you. I am a nervous wreck too because of my blurry vision. I had Rezoom put in my left eye 2/27/2006. But everywhere I read, Restore is the best for reading. So, maybe you are having swelling like the doctor wrote on the board. And hopefully it will completely improve. I sure hope so. I have the horrible halos too. DANG cataracts!
K-D- you are a lot different at this point compared to bad vision. You are only 6 days out after major surgery. Cataract surgery does not take long and is painless so everyone forgets it is surgery on a major organ and takes healing. 3 weeks is considered a fairly stable refraction. Hang in there. Talk to your doc and ask questions. Don't be impatient.
Be patient and use your drops. If you seek another opinion, only see someone who does ReSTOR and preferably ReZoom as well. When MDs don't use a product they have no personal experience with it and tend to be more negative about it. Choose someone who can give an opinion based upon their personal results. It does take more people time to adjust than others. It does depend on how close the MD hit the target on the power of the lens. Find out what your refraction is and post it. Most MDs feel that you can easily remove the lens, if needed within the 1st 4-6 weeks, so give it some more time.
Thanks Eyecu, So, appreciate your kind assistance. But I really have to think that the lens calulation is not correct because I can see so clearly intermediate. And the doc did not do the refactive exam. A tech did. Also, unbearable halos. Look like hundreds of large pinwheels at night. I really want this lens removed but do not know how much that would cost or how dangerous it would be. If I wait it will be more dangerous. Just sick about the whole thing. Read the Rezoom was so good. I have blurry distance and unbearable night vision. Very depressing.
Thank you all for all your support. I will give it 3 weeks and if no improvement, ask for it to be taken out. Could someone tell me if it is true that if you have the Traditional lens implant, you can not just use readers. I was told that you could not see for 30 inches. Yet, it sure seems like a lot of people that have the traditional lens just use reading glasses. Why does my doctor say that you cannot see for 30 inches????? I would not mind wearing reading glasses. I just did not want to be stuck with bifocals all the time. Could I have gotten by with just readers???
You have an implant in a 17.0 diopter power. The other information has to due with the length of the implant and the optic size. I feel like you will end up fine with a little time. You can get a monofocal for distance and end up with readers but I still think the ReZoom can be right for you. It could be a little stronger power was used. It could be that your other eye is giving you problems working with your operated eye at this point. Your doc will find out what is going on and lens exchange does not cost you anything out of pocker to my knowledge if it comes down to that.
So, then with a Traditional lens, you can get by with just readers? My doc said that with the traditional, I could not see for 30 inches. That sounded very disabling to me. That is why I went with the Rezoom. This is a very prominent doc. Why would he give me such information when I made it clear that wearing readers was no problem for me. Yet, he said, "when your lens is removed, you will only be able to see either, far, intermediate, or near". He said I could not get by with just readers. He said I would have to wear bifocals. And since I have never worn glasses in my live, other than to read, I went with the Rezoom. The joke is that he said I would not be able to see for the first 30 inches. And now I can only see 4-5- feet with disabiling night vision. And if readers was all I would have needed, this is one lousy tradeoff. I would have gladly gone with the readers.
I cannot thank you enough for your kindness. Thank you so much! Just being able to write to you has been so emotionally supportive to me. But I have a doctor that is listed TOP DOC here. ALso, listed in Best Doc in America. I have total confidence in his skills. And in the waiting room, all his patients are so happy, and can see so clearly. I am just very confused about seeing so clearly to arms length and then blurry, and being told it will be corrected with my non-dominate eye. Right now, I cannot risk surgery on that eye. Even though it has a cataract, I do not have the "unable to see through vision" yet, with that eye, like I did with the one I had operated on. And I am looking through that eye for distance now. I am sure your search will come up with my surgeons name, He is an excellent surgeon. The best here. That is why I am so confused as to why I cannot see distance, when I have a TOP DOC, and all I read is that the Rezoom is best at distance and then intermediate, which is exactly what I wanted. I would never trade not wearing reading glasses for not being able to see at distance from an eye. And to have it corrected with my non dominate eye just does not sound like it is suppose to be to me. Just am hoping and praying that it will clear up. Sometimes when a person is so talented, communication skills are not at the same level. And maybe this will get better. It just would have been nice to hear it from the office. Again, and again, thank you eyecu!!
If your doc uses the ReZoom, then get him or someone on his staff to have the ReZoom rep come in and see you with the doc on your next visit. Everyone one wants happy patients and wants you to be happy.
Will kept you informed on my progress, or lack of it. Today when I woke up, for the first time, I noticed a small improvement in the distant vision. I was so happy. I thought there was hope. But it did not last. And when I go from the outside into a store, complete blurr. Thank goodness for my other eye with the cataract. May be brownish in view, but not blurry. Will let you know what the doc says next week. You sure know about this subject and am so happy that I came across it on the internet. Your concern, and compassion come through, and it is very comforting to me. What a truly kind person you are!!!!!!!!! Not to mention highly intelligent.
Can anyone recommend an experienced cataract surgeon in the Glendale or Hollywood area? I am looking at the crystalens, but want someone who can help me with options. My biggest concern is that I have alot of allergies and my eyes always itch, and are "thick" in the morning until I rub them. I have put this off due to this allegy problem, but it does not quit.
Two years ago I suddenly developed a cataract, which in the last 2 weeks has gone to totally blind. before I could see enough to walk, but not drive, but now it is completely gone. And I am having a hard time driving at night especially with just one eye and that my non-dominant one. I drive @ 1 1/2 hours at least 4-5 nights a week. I also do alot of computer work and reading/hand writing for my job. Thanks
Your post op refraction will be in your chart at the doctor's office. Ask him for it. That tells us if you are near-sighted, far-sighted, have astigmatism now. It changes during the first few days, weeks, so fluctuation is common. Were you near-sighted before the surgery?
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