Don't let anybody convince you to have a YAG. If you continue to be dissatisfied with your ReStor vision, the ReStor can be explanted and replaced with a monofocal IOL. This should be done by a surgeon who is experienced with this procedure. You could try asking the surgeons you've seen for a referral. Consider mini-monovision for your second eye.
Use the search function. I do not implant multifocal IOLs (I have implanted over 500 multifocal IOLs). I preferred monofocal or Crystalens. The surgeon must be experience with these IOLs and know how to handle all the post operative problems. A simple test is to have a hard contact lens over refraction to see if the vision improves. This basically eliminates problems such irregular astigmatism and refractive errors. Most problems with premium IOLs are residual refractive error (astigmatism and IOL power). This can be corrected in most cases.
About 95% of patient with multifocal IOLs will be happy if the surgery is perfect. This means 5% will not adapt even with perfect surgery.
Does anyone have a recommendation for a good eye doctor in the Seattle or Salt Lake City areas? I only have one good eye left and I have to minimize my chances of another implant being bad.
Hi, I am not sure which specialist you are referring to, but I live near Seattle, (lake Tapps) and just 3 wks. ago had Cataract surgery done at the Pac Med Clinic in Seattle by Dr. Patel. He is outstanding...outstanding education, bedside manner is awesome, and he is a top notch surgeon. Believe me, I interviewed 6 local Cataract surgeons as I had previous Retina surgery and needed/wanted the best. Google him and check him out...I loved him and have great results.
Post any questions you might have and I will be happy to share more.
Great! I'll check him out!
I am facing cataract surgery next week, and am undecided on which lens to get. The multifocal or monofocal implant? I read good and bad about the multifocal and is it worth the side affects to spend several thousand
dollars for it? who is to know what to do? so uneasy and undecided?
please help me decide, need to know what to weigh out? pros and cons?
I had surgery and then a month laTER WAS DUE FOR THE LEFT EYE. i TRUSTED THE DOCTOR WHEN HE SAID THE BLURRINESS WOULD GO AWAY. i AM NOW LegLLY BLIND, CAN'T DRIVE OR PERFORM THE DUTIES MY JOB EnTAILS. I AM TOO YOUNG FOR MEDICARE AND DON'T GET MED. BENEFITS WITH MY RETIREMENT.
i WOULD RECOMMEND STICKING WITH THE OrDINARY LENSES AND WEARING GLASSES IF NECESSARY. aT LEAST YOU CAN SEE.
Based on my experience my advice is never have a multifocal lens implant. If for some reason you are desperate to be glasses free than do the research first and see a consultant who will warn you of the poor performance of these lenses. If reading is important then never have them. The result makes reading with glasses worse than standard lenses and your life will be ruined. If a consultant promises to make you glasses free then walk away, they are liars. Find a consultant who talks about less dependence on glasses.