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IOL gone awry

I am a 65 yr old male. In 1965 I was diagnosed with retinal detachments, both eyes. My surgeon elected to use cryotherapy to anchor the right eye and watch the left eye. The left eye made it to 2010 before requiring attachment. In 2007 I had cataract surgery on both eyes. I received trauma to my left eye in 2010, which caused the ligature holding the IOL to break. It began to recede. On Dec. 15, 2010 a new IOL was installed and sutured by a renowned specialist. It was fine for three days and then became painful and cloudy. After many failed attempts to control the pressure with steroids, it was decided I had become a 'steroid responder'. The pressure went up to 44 and the lens became 'torqued'. On Jan. 19, I underwent an additional procedure to settle the lens. On Jan. 25, I was told that the lens had 're-torqued'. This has been six weeks of back-and-forths; five weeks of four to five daily visits. I consider my doctors to be competent, but I think it is time to seek the advice of others.
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Get a second opinion.

Dr. O.
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I see three Dr.'s at one local location. I see another at a second location. I have not seen the surgeon who sutured the IOL because it is a six hour drive in good weather. The local surgeon who performed the retina procedure, and the surgeon who provided the original cataract surgery originally recommended the long drive because the procedure and the recovery can be problematic, which it certainly is! Thank you for your kind reply. RJS.
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